Welcome to Boston Greenbelt Walk
Congrats to the Boston Greenbelt Walkers
Our second annual Boston Greenbelt Walk took place on Saturday, May 30, 2015. It was a spirited one-day adventure of 32-mile on foot from Newton to Malden. We walked through parks and lands designated as "open space" or for conservation. About 40 participated in the event under sunny and warm weather reaching the mid 80's. This year was noted for a great effort to mark the trail with yellow event ribbon to help guide us along this newly designated trail. Check back here for photos, a summary and survey of the event in the coming days.
Thanks to all the towns and organizations along the way and special thanks to all the volunteers that made this event possible.
This walk is a coordinated effort organized by many local and regional trail coordinators, the transportation planning group of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), and the long-distance walking organization, FreeWalkers.
The Boston Greenbelt Trail is an MAPC proposed project encompassing approximately 90 mi of walking trail circling Boston. The trail would connect between Salem and Quincy inside Rt 128, connecting numerous large and small parks and open spaces including Lynn Woods, Breakheart Reservation, Middlesex Fells, Horn Pond, Cummings Park, Across Lexington, the Western Greenway, and Aqueduct trails. The Greenbelt would also serve as catalyst to preserve some of the remaining undeveloped lands in urbanized Boston as well as to improve conditions for pedestrians along and across busy roadways. The Greenbelt Walk will focus on a 30 mile segment of this corridor
The walk is planned to maximize the use of public transportation from the beginning to the end – and in between. There are public transit options back to Newton if you want to turn back sooner. The walk is free in celebration of connecting all the great trails around the Greater Boston area.
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