Over 40 participants joined MAPC and the Free Walkers, a long-distance walking group, for a walk along part of the Boston Greenbelt Trail. The Trail is a proposed 90-mile walking trail circling Boston that would connect Salem, Quincy, and numerous parks and open spaces along the way.
The Greenbelt Walk spanned more than 30 miles from Newton to Malden of primarily existing trails. Walkers visited scenic parks and open spaces such as the Cochituate Aqueduct, Western Greenway, Cummings Park, Horn Pond, and the Middlesex Fells. While a few dedicated participants walked the entire 32 miles, most people joined for a smaller section of the walk.
The free event raised awareness and excitement around the proposed trail. The Greenbelt is hoped to serve as a catalyst to preserve some of the remaining undeveloped lands in and around urbanized Boston, improve conditions for pedestrians crossing and walking along roadways, and promote a more connected regional trail system.
To learn more about Landline, MAPC’s regional greenway plan, visit our website.