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Boston: South Bay Harbor Trail Map

Boston: South Bay Harbor Trail Map

The South Bay Harbor Trail is being developed by the South Bay Harbor Trail Coalition in partnership with the city of Boston and the environmental advocacy group Save the Harbor Save the Bay. The plan for the completed Harbor Trail is to connect many of Boston’s inland neighborhoods to the expanding amenities of Boston Harbor such as the New England Aquarium, the Children’s Museum, and the new Harbor Islands National Park. This major connection is planned to be an attractive route for walking, while functioning as access through a relatively unexplored area on the fringes of downtown Boston.

The South Bay Harbor Trail is also closely linked to walks along Boston Harbor and the Charles River. By connecting this walk to the downtown Harborwalk and Charles River stroll, you can completely encircle the outer edges of downtown Boston, including the South End, Chinatown, the shopping and financial districts, Government Center, the North End, Beacon Hill, and the Back Bay.


Click for “WalkBoston’s South Bay Harbor Trail Walking Map” on Google Maps

 

Boston: Beacon Hill South Slope

Boston: Beacon Hill South Slope

During the first quarter of the 19th century, Beacon Hill town houses designed by Charles Bulfinch, Asher Benjamin, and others exhibited influences derived from England, France, and even the Far East. Elements drawn from Ancient Egypt, Greek, and Roman sources enlivened the brick and brownstone-trimmed facades of the Hill’s stylish mansions. Among the 20 stops on the walk will be historic houses on Beacon Street; Acorn Street, perhaps Boston’s most picturesque; Louisburg Square with its British influence; and the former homes of 19th-century Boston mayors Harrison Gray Otis and John Phillips.


Click for “WalkBoston’s Beacon Hill South Slope Walking Map” on Google Maps