Boston hikers—here's some exciting news. Thanks to the organizing efforts of Councilor Kendra Lara and Mothers Out Front, eight free community hikes along sections of the Walking City Trail are being hosted through October!
We've taken the four sections of the WCT and cut them in half to yield eight shorter and public transit-accessible hiking routes, along which we'll be journeying over the coming weeks. This past weekend, we covered Section 1 from the Harvest River Bridge to Roslindale Village (the photo above was taken during our passage through Stony Brook Reservation.) Here are the upcoming community hikes we'll be taking, along with the dates and times:
SAT OCT. 8th: Roslindale Village to the Southwest Corridor
SUN OCT. 9th: Southwest Corridor to Jamaica Pond
SAT OCT. 15th: Jamaica Pond to Brigham Circle
SUN OCT. 16th: Brigham Circle to Esplanade Park
SAT OCT. 29th: Esplanade Park to Dewey Square
SUN OCT. 30th: Dewey Square to Bunker Hill Monument
These section hikes are not only a great opportunity to experience the Walking City Trail for the first time, but to offer direct feedback on how the trail and the green spaces through which it passes could be improved. Councilor Lara happens to be the chair of Boston's Environmental Justice, Resiliency, and Parks Committee, and these group hikes are all about strengthening the connections between Boston community members and public green space. We hope you'll join us on the trail soon. CLICK HERE to sign up for any of the free community hikes listed above.