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Boston Greenbelt Walk A Walking Exploration of Regional Trails and Parks

Join conservation enthusiasts this Saturday for part—or all—of a 30-mile trek through parks and conservation land in several Boston suburbs for the second annual Boston Greenbelt Walk.
Walkers will pass through pockets of natural land and parks of all sizes on the free, self-guided stroll from Newton to Malden. The one-way walk begins and ends at public transit stations and passes near other stations for partial-route participants.
The walk covers the middle section of the approximately 90-mile proposed Greenbelt, which circles Boston. Organizers hope to spark interest in preserving undeveloped lands and improving pedestrian links between natural areas. The walk will also highlight how close these oases are to highways and urban areas.
Highlights of the walk include: the Aqueduct trails in Newton; the Wellesley trails system; the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Charles River Reservation; the Western Greenway in Waltham; the ACROSS Lexington trail system; Mary Cummings Park in Burlington; Horn Pond in Woburn; and the Middlesex Fells.
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council and the Freewalkers, a long-distance walking organization, are coordinating the event with local open space and trail organizations.
“Improving public access to conversation areas and parks is vital for our communities. These are places where we can pursue recreational activities and connect with nature,” said Neil Anderson, executive director of The Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation, one of the collaborating groups.
The May 30, 2015 event convenes at 7:30 a.m. in Newton at the Riverside MBTA station for an 8 a.m. start. It ends in Malden at the Oak Grove MBTA station.
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