Trip report

Boston's Emerald Necklace

Half Day Hike DATE: 05/07/2023 - 05/07/2023

Trip/Event Location: Boston, MA

Trip Leader(s): Joel02139

Max # People: 12

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

Difficulty Level: Easy

Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and called Boston’s Emerald Necklace, the  mile route water travels from Jamaica Pond to the Charles River.

Meet at the Jamaica Pond Boathouse&

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

Driving: There’s designated parking on Perkins Street side of Jamaica Pond and other parking on Lochstead Avenue as well as side streets toward Centre, like Elliot and Burroughs. Please allow time for parking in Jamaica Plain.

Public Transportation: Both Jamaica Plain (start) and The Fenway near Kenmore Square (end) have public transportation. By bus, take the #39 get off at the Myrtle Street on Centre Street and walk (5 minutes) Myrtle to Pond Street to Jamaica Pond Boathouse. By subway, Orange Line to Green Street station and walk (15 minutes) Green Street to Centre Street to Pond Street to JP Boathouse.

Trip Report/Photos
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"Great walk, great bunch of guys! Joel did a phenomenal job."

Sunny 4.5 mile walk from Jamaica Pond to The Fens, Boston! Conversation flowed along the Muddy River (which ultimately goes into the Charles River). The seven of us got a first-hand look at lake, stream and pond environments in the City, a unique park system designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and called Boston’s Emerald Necklace.

Afterwards, near Fenway Park, we had delicious Thai food.


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