Past Meetup

Rose Kennedy Greenway and Boston Harbor walk (starting at Fort Point Channel)

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Distance approx. 4-5 miles.

The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway is Boston’s newest linear urban park – a ribbon of landscaped gardens, promenades, plazas, fountains, art, and specialty lighting systems that stretches residential neighborhoods, the Financial District, and Harbor communities. Boston's HarborWalk is an inviting public walkway along the waterfront. Harborwalk has wonderful views of the wharf and the many neighborhoods that line the waterfront and is easy to follow, as there are HarborWalk signs everywhere.

Our plan is to begin our walk starting at Fort Point Pier, and follow the Boston Harborwalk path towards Rowes Wharf, the Aquarium and around the many piers along the wharf. We will then connect our walk to the Rose Kennedy Greenway, with stops to view the Greenway’s horticultural highlights.

Water stations and Restrooms are available at several points along the Greenway where we can stop for lunch at one of the food vendors (or Bread and Butter café on Cross street) etc. to pick up good eats and tasty treats.

Parking: "Channelside," is a large surface parking lot at 284 A Street (enter at 29-41 Necco Street, off Melcher Street). The Channelside lot has over 500 parking spaces, fairly empty on weekends. The weekend parking rate is a flat rate of $6.00/day. Click here for Googlemaps directions to the Channelside surface parking lot at Fort Point Pier :

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=42.34913267841184,+-71.05092287063599&hl=en&sll=37.771008,-122.41175&sspn=0.043829,0.059137&vpsrc=0&t=h&z=16

Public Transit: Fort Point Pier is a 10 minute walk from South Station on MBTA Red Line and Commuter Rail.

Place to meet: the corner or Summer and Melcher Street.

Map of Greenway; http://www.rosekennedygreenway.org/files/2713/0084/1069/web_wayfinding.gif

Tiime 10 am to 1 pm (approx.)