Biking a Historic Landscape: Back Bay Fens to Arnold Arboretum
Saturday, May 4, 11 am–1 pm
Join the Emerald Necklace Conservancy for a guided, interpretive bike tour from the Back Bay Fens to the Arnold Arboretum, led by a Conservancy docent.
Begins at the Shattuck Visitor Center, 125 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115. Pre-registration, including a $10 fee, is required. Must be 14 years or older to register. Registration is open!
Historic Gems of the Back Bay Fens
Saturday, May 18, 11 am–12:30 pm
From foul muddy flats to the parkland of today, the Fens has undergone many transformations in the last 125 years. Join Emerald Necklace docents as they talk and walk the historic landscape. Stops include the Kelleher Rose Garden, with 1,500+ roses and a reconstructed fountain, the oldest WWII Victory Gardens in America and a special visit to the Veterans Memorial in honor of Armed Forces Day.
Begins and ends at the Shattuck Visitor Center, 125 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115. Bring a refillable water bottle and wear comfortable walking shoes. Registration is open!
“Hello, Muddy!” Along a Restored River
Saturday, May 25, 11 am–12:30 pm
After decades spent underground beneath a parking lot, a portion of the Muddy River has been uncovered to see daylight once again. Hear the story of how river and parkland were reclaimed and how the vision of Frederick Law Olmsted is being restored for the 21st century.
Meet at REI, Landmark Center, 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215. Bring a refillable water bottle and wear comfortable walking shoes. Registration is open!