Trip report

Arnold Arboretum Walk

Nature Walk DATE: 10/10/2022 - 10/10/2022

Trip/Event Location: Boston, MA
US

Trip Leader(s): JPHiker , emsinjp

Max # People: 20

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level: Easy

Join us for this easy walk in Boston's Arnold Arboretum at its Autumn best.  The Arboretum is a unique institution in many ways.  It is a Boston City park, as the land is owned by the

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Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

We will meet in front of the Hunnewell Visitor Center at the main Hunnewell  entrance to the Arboretum.  The official address is 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130.  There is some limited parking right on the Arborway, but the Arboretum is easily accessible by the T.  You can either take the Orange Line or the #39 Bus to the Forest Hills Station, then cross South Street to get to the Forest Hills Gate of the Arboretum.  You will then have to walk either across the park itself, or on the sidewalk along the Arborway to get to our meeting spot.  


Trip Report/Photos

Wonderful Fall weather greeted a hardy group of 14 Go'ers for a great walk in Boston's Arnold Arboretum.  It seems that Fall is a bit tardy this year, but to our rescue came the unique Schlesengeri Maple whose brilliant red leaves greeted us as we started the hike.  Ed then took the group off the beaten path, where we discovered many botanical jewels hidden in plain sight.  It helped that the Arboretum staff tag all specimens, and that in addition there are numerous stops with QR readouts to enhance the experience.  It was through the QR system that we learned that the Schlesengeri has now become a very desirable maple variety in the nursery trade, thanks to the Arboretum for introducing it into the landscape.  We also discovered the foundations of Mr. Bussey's house, or rather his retreat "farmhouse" right under Bussey Hill.  He was a great beneficiary of the Arboretum, and it was his donation of the land of his farmhouse that makes the bulk of the acreage of the Arboretum.  Mr. Bussey is described as a "gentleman farmer" who made his wealth as a merchant, and built his farmhouse as a botanical and farming retreat.

After the walk, most of the group went over to another Jamaica Plain institution, the Galway House, for much needed food and beer.  This will sound like a cliché, but I do believe that a great time was had by all.

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What Members Are Saying About This Trip/Event

  • Had a good time at the Arnold Aboretum in Jamaica Plain yesterday! Thank you Carlos and Ed for knowledge and personable easy going way of leading the group. Was nice to meet the guys who attended and enjoyed the ipa’s, local grub and conversation at the Galway Pub. - Fireside
  • Ed......Thank you again for leading this event. It was a lot of fun and loved your "ghost" story. Fred - sedonahikerman

Members That Participated

JPHiker

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Lake Worth Beach, FL


United States
emsinjp

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Jamaica Plain, MA


United States
Lengold

Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate


Boston, MA


United States
vwgreg

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Enfield, CT


United States
Eli02116

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Boston, MA


United States
regularguyma

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


BOSTON, MA


United States
Ricardo

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Boston, MA


United States
sedonahikerman

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Plainville, MA


United States
sustaining member
Fireside

Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate


Portsmouth, NH


United States
joepny654

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Schenectady, NY


United States
KeithES

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Jamaica Plain, MA


United States
jfriedman

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Warren, VT


United States
rocketmandan

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Boston, MA


United States
Fireside Oct 11, 2022 at 7:24 PM

Comment: Had a good time at the Arnold Aboretum in Jamaica Plain yesterday! Thank you Carlos and Ed for knowledge and personable easy going way of leading the group. Was nice to meet the guys who attended and enjoyed the ipa’s, local grub and conversation at the Galway Pub.

sedonahikerman Oct 11, 2022 at 11:47 AM

Comment: Ed......Thank you again for leading this event. It was a lot of fun and loved your "ghost" story. Fred

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