Walks

For more than two decades, one of WalkBoston’s hallmarks has been the guided walking tours we offer throughout the year. The tours cover unique routes and are led by knowledgeable and engaging leaders. Themes range from critical advocacy issues to neighborhood history to geology, with locations from Dorchester to Deer Island to the distant suburbs. Often interspersed are examples of good – and sometimes bad – walking conditions. Most walks are accessible and almost all are free. For schedule and registration information, see our calendar.

For self-guided walks, see our Maps section.
 

recent guided walks

Circle the City Fitness Walks - Franklin Park (2012)
Commonwealth Ave.Mall - Boston (2012)
Annual Meeting Health Walk - Kendall Square Cambridge (2012)
Southwest Corridor (2011)
Discovering Roxbury Walk (2011)
WalktoberFest - Downtown (2011)
Little Lanes of Boston – Downtown (2010)
South End Traffic Calming – Back to the future (2010)
The Longfellow Bridge: a Bridge for Everyone! (2010)
Malden - the City that Could (and Does) (2010)
The Fort Point Channel is new again (2010)
A Far-Out-Suburb Walk in Walpole (2010)
Somerville’s Scary Winter Hill Gang - with Rep. Denise Provost (2010)
Braintree Center’s Thayer Campus Complex (say it fast 5 times!) (2010)
African-American Boston’s Beginnings on Beacon Hill (2010)
Cambridge Street for Foodies - with Rep. Tim Toomey (2010)
The Waterfront and Point District of Salem (2010)
Make Strides with Boston’s Iconic Ducklings (2010)
Sidewalk Sam Paints the Longfellow Bridge (2010)
Millenium Park with Rep. Mike Rush (2009)
Boston Common and the Public Garden (2009)
Kendall Square and East Cambridge (2009)
The Little Lanes of Boston (2009)
Somerville & the Winter Hill Gang with Rep. Denise Provost (2009)
The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway (2009)
Chinatown (2009)
Cambridge Street for Foodies with Rep. Tim Toomey (2009)
Boston Common and the Public Garden (2009)
Architecture in the Financial District (2009)
Stepping Out: The Downtown Boston Entertainment District (2009)
Abigail Adams’ Boston with Women’s Heritage Trail Association (2008)
Annual American Heart Association Walk around the Charles River Basin (2008)
Boston Theatre District with the Boston Landmarks Commission (2008)
Celebration of 80th anniversary of Planned Parenthood League of MA (2008)
Charles River Walk sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (2008)
Downtown Development Projects – Annual meeting walk with corporate sponsors (2008)
Greenway Inaugural Celebration with the Greenway Conservancy (2008)
Presidential Campaigns in Boston with local author Clint Richmond (2008)
Run Boston team walk to Marathon Sports (2008)
Smart Growth/Smart Energy Convention walk (2008)
Winter on the Harbor and the Fort Point Channel with the Children’s Museum (2008)
Brighton Center – Allston/Brighton Historic Commission (2008)
Franklin Park in Boston with the Franklin Park Coalition (2008)
Brookline’s Secret Stairways and Paths with the Brookline Center for Adult Education (2008)
Political Places of Boston: South End (9/07)
East Boston with Vivian Li (6/07)
Calming Beacon Street in Brookline (2/07)
George Washington’s Warpaths (10/07)
Geology in Boston with Dave Woodhouse (9/07)
Greenway Family Fiesta Picnic (7/07)
Urban Winter Harbor Walk (1/07)
Boston – Neighborhoods
Franklin Park (10/06)
Colonial Roxbury and the Siege of Boston (10/06)
Exploring Neighborhoods – Fields Corner/STEPS Program (2/06)
Alewife Brook and Mystic River (10/06)
The Little Lanes of Boston (12/06)
Common Ground: The Rose Kennedy Greenway (10/06)
The West Side of the Shawmut Peninsula (9/06)
The East Side of the Shawmut Peninsula (06)
Chinatown (10/06)
The Big Dig Revisited (9/06)
The Fort Point Channel District (9/06)
Walk at the Annual AltWheels Festival (9/06)
Walk to the Greenway (3/06)
A Stroll in the Old West End (1/06)