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
Boston has many wonderful waterfront parks, but the Esplanade is our favorite. The Esplanade stretches along three miles along the shores of the Charles River and comprises about 64 acres. Mostly well known for the thousands of people who fill its green space for the 4th of July celebrations and the Boston Pop’s performances at the Hatch Shell, the Esplanade is also where generations of Bostonians have learned to sail. Starting in 1946, Community Boating has offered affordable and continuous… Read More
The Public Garden is the manicured and elegant younger sister to the Boston Common. It’s also the first botanical garden in the U.S. It’s known for many notable features including its fluorescent, bright flowers in the spring and summer. The tulips are incredibly large and when newly bloomed will provide endless opportunities for photographer and Instagram. With winding pathways throughout, there are many choices for a “lovely walk in the park.” like the decorative Lagoon Bridge which spans the beloved… Read More