Back Bay Fens

Brookline, Massachusetts 02447

Back Bay Fens

Back Bay Fens Professional Review and Guide

"Combining three great art collections with cheerful park strolls and a bit of history, this walk begins at the Museum of Fine Arts and wanders the paths of the Back Bay Fens, a bucolic park lining the banks of the Muddy River. The route returns via Huntington Avenue and the Massachusetts College of Art, with a stop for afternoon tea at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum."

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"Following a route that the renowned art collector Isabella Stewart Gardner herself may have taken, this hike sets out from Garnder's mansion (now the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum)for a tour of the Back Bay Fens."

"What once was the mansion of Isabella Stewart, a wealthy Boston arts patron who at the turn of the twentieth century accumulated a massive collection of classical art from around the world, is now a museum dedicated to telling her life story. In addition to her lofty accomplishments, she was a loyal Boston Red Sox fan and loved horse racing. The grounds of this magnificent palace overlook the Back Bay Fens situated right across the Fenway.

This route outlines where Isabella was known to frequently walk through this Olmsted-designed park."

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Sep 2018