It is no coincidence that Boston’s 1,100 acres of parks & waterways shares the name of one of the most coveted precious stones, the emerald. The Emerald Necklace snakes throughout Boston and the surrounding area which adds lushness to city life. Experience the beauty of all four seasons as various parks transform with seasonal change.

Founded in 1634 the Boston Common is the nation's oldest park and has had several iterations in its use. It premiered as a cow pasture for almost 200 years before cows were officially banned in 1830. Up until 1817, there were public hangings of “witches” or any other kind of unsavory people the Puritans disliked. The British also used it as an encampment for their soldiers for 8 years before the American Revolutionary War. We like to remember for being… Read More