Trip report

BBTS Boston Urban Adventure

Full Day Hike DATE: 04/13/2024 - 04/13/2024

Trip/Event Location: Boston, MA

Trip Leader(s): nhclimber03264 , Carl

Max # People: 25

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

Difficulty Level: Strenuous

B.B.T.S.  Black and Blue Trail Smashers!

            Boston Urban Adventure – Starting at the Upper Charles River Reservation --

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

Please meet at 9 am Sharp! At Auburndale Park 104 W Pine Street Newton MA 02466


If you want to leave your car at the end point - the USS Constitution Wharf, 1 Constitution Road, Boston MA 02129

Be at that lot by 8 am to depart for the start point at 8:15 SHARP

Trip Report/Photos
Featured Photo

Seven GO members met up early on Saturday to enjoy early spring in Boston.  Starting in Newton, we wound our way along the Charles River Greenway for most of its 20 miles.  The Greenway hugs the river, affording us wonderful views of crew boats training for the upcoming season, a multitude of waterfowl, and, eventually, sailboats along the Esplanade.  The weather was partly cloudy, and, as if on cue, our one brief shower started as we had shelter under a Storrow Drive overpass.  All of the GO members on this hike are going to the Grand Canyon in May and it was great to get a long walk in together leading up to that trip.  In particular, we were grateful to have Don with us, who drove all the way from West Virginia to join us for dinner on Friday and the Boston Urban Hike on Saturday.   

Once in Boston proper, we started following the Freedom Trail and saw the State House (with three protests/counterprotests happening simultaneously), the Park Street Church, the Granary Burying Ground, the Old Corner Bookstore, the Old South Meeting House, the Old State House, and Faneuil Hall, where we stopped for lunch.  We ended the day with a tour of the Constitution, though it was a brief tour due to our weary feet.  Overall, it was a fantastic day of natural beauty, Revolutionary history, and camaraderie.  Thank you so much, JT, for leading this wonderful event!

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Members That Participated


Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Plymouth, NH

United States

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous

Leominster, MA

United States

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate

Townsend, MA

United States

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Boston, MA

United States
sustaining member

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate

Rivesville, WV

United States

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Ipswich, MA

United States

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous

Upton, MA

United States
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