Boston College and Chestnut Hill Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Boston is nothing if not a college town. With nearly 40 colleges and universities, academic campuses are easy to come by. But Boston College is unique for its wooded hills, pleasant reservoir, and glimpse of the Boston skyline. Founded in 1863 by the Society of Jesus, Boston College opened in 1864 with a mere three teachers and 22 students.
By the beginning of the 20th century, the school had outgrown its Boston campus, and construction of the Chestnut Hill campus began in 1909. By 1913, the college had opened the first building on the new campus, Gasson Hall, and moved completely out of Boston. Today, the Chestnut Hill campus covers 130 acres, and Boston College has 752 faculty and more than 14,000 students."