Walk Boston Guide Book

by Robert Sloane (editor) of WalkBoston (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Walk Boston  by Robert Sloane (editor) of WalkBoston

240pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 1929173369

Here is the ultimate guide to the streets of one of the nation's most historic and fascinating cities, written by the people who know them best. Compiled by the tour guides of WalkBoston, the city's well-known pedestrian advocacy group, this new guide reveals the secrets and charms of the real Boston. Inside you'll find 30 walks that explore the city's unique neighborhoods, waterfronts, and famous suburbs. Step-by-step directions, along with historic and cultural highlights, make each walk easy to follow for locals and visitors alike and all are accessible by public transportation.

© 2003 Robert Sloane editor of WalkBoston/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Walk Boston" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 30.
... Preview: At first glance Arlington seems to be one more pleasant suburb of Boston—a good place to live without much for visitors to see. Not so. The town played a pivotal role in the American Revolution, as th ... From the guidebook "Walk Boston"
Arlington, MA - Walking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Charlestown is Boston’s oldest neighborhood—and over the years has been arguably its most volatile. This single square mile of turf bred and witnessed conflicts almost from the arrival of European set ... From the guidebook "Walk Boston"
Charlestown, MA - Walking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: Bostonians have always had a love-hate relationship with Boston Harbor and the waterfront. We alternately embrace it and shun it; thrive on its wealth and beauty and then pollute and isolate it. But t ... From the guidebook "Walk Boston"
Boston, MA - Walking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Affectionately known as "J.P.,” Jamaica Plain is one of the greenest neighborhoods in the city—surrounded on three sides by large tracts of forested and much-loved open space. With bucolic Arnold Arbo ... From the guidebook "Walk Boston"
Jamaica Plain, MA - Walking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: This walk leads you through the modern bustle of South Bay and environs—yet if you look past the energy of modern commerce with some imagination, you can still visualize three-masted sailing ships, mu ... From the guidebook "Walk Boston"
Boston, MA - Walking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: The South Bay Harbor Trail is very much a work in progress—as well as an ambitious and exuberant entry into the list of Boston’s paths. Leading from inner-city neighborhoods to the harbor, some segmen ... From the guidebook "Walk Boston"
Boston, MA - Walking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: With its picturesque architecture and wonderful mix of tolerant people, the South End is uniquely Boston. More than most neighborhoods, it is a community created by its residents to reflect their wide ... From the guidebook "Walk Boston"
Boston, MA - Walking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: From Dudley Square to Chinatown, Washington Street is in the midst of an astonishing small-business and real-estate revival that is bringing new life and vitality to this historic part of the city. Th ... From the guidebook "Walk Boston"
Boston, MA - Walking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: For a great cinematic view of Boston take a ride over the Charles River on the Red Line across the Longfellow Bridge between Kendall Square and Charles Street Stations. The train accelerates as it lea ... From the guidebook "Walk Boston"
Boston, MA - Walking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: An unexpected delight, Chelsea offers a glorious setting, restored downtown, civic center, and hilly views of the harbor and downtown skyline. Looming over the city is the Tobin Bridge—a dramatic land ... From the guidebook "Walk Boston"
Chelsea, MA - Walking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: In Dedham the charm and grace of the early 1800s are still in evidence. The center of Dedham holds the town’s oldest houses and community buildings and still has bustling activity connected with the N ... From the guidebook "Walk Boston"
Dedham, MA - Walking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: From a high hill on Deer Island, dramatic views spread out across Boston Harbor. You can see Boston’s sparkling skyline, lighthouses near and far, the harbor’s twenty-nine other islands, a new windmil ... From the guidebook "Walk Boston"
Boston, MA - Walking - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: If you've been led to believe that Boston is steeped only in patriotism, Brahmin sensibilities, Ivory Towers, and the Kennedys—think again. All is not sugar and spice in one of America’s oldest cities ... From the guidebook "Walk Boston"
Boston, MA - Walking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: For urban contrasts, this is the walk. The small industrial-courthouse town that once was East Cambridge is now ringed with new and reused buildings that house high-tech and other office-based firms. ... From the guidebook "Walk Boston"
Cambridge, MA - Walking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: One of Boston's best-kept secrets is the pleasure of walking the Hull peninsula—a long stretch of shoreline and flat, sandy public beach that welcomes discovery. The town’s relative isolation has cont ... From the guidebook "Walk Boston"
Hull, MA - Walking - Trail Length: 6.5
... Preview: On a hillside overlooking the Neponset River lies a little Victorian time capsule amid more modern structures—that part of Hyde Park known as Fairmount. This walk will take you up and down Fairmount’s ... From the guidebook "Walk Boston"
Hyde Park, MA - Walking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: The extraordinary events of April 19, 1775, took place along a single dirt road between Boston, Lexington, and Concord. British troops, whose leaders were convinced that colonists had stores of arms i ... From the guidebook "Walk Boston"
Lexington, MA - Walking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: A favorite walk here traces the expansive and accessible coastline along Lynn and Swampscott. On one side of the 2-mile promenade, the walkway forms a refuge from the tide while giving vistas of sandy ... From the guidebook "Walk Boston"
Swampscott, MA - Walking - Trail Length: 2.7
... Preview: A quiet river flows through a widening estuary to Boston Harbor, past riverfront communities and a public beach. This river—the Neponset—is a little-known sister of the larger Charles River. The two r ... From the guidebook "Walk Boston"
Boston, MA - Walking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: A hidden mill village on the Charles River, Newton Upper Falls is tucked into a busy corner of the metropolitan area. On this walk you will see a potpourri of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century archit ... From the guidebook "Walk Boston"
Newton, MA - Walking - Trail Length: 3

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