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Emerald Necklace

891 Centre St, Boston, MA 02130-2776
+1 617-522-2700
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Great urban park

This is an extensive linear park which stretches from the Boston Common through the Fens on to... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Robert S
Lawrence, Kansas
Part of the city

I thought that we would need to make an effort to visit the various parts of the Emerald Necklace... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2016
Magnolia, Texas
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Frederick Law Olmsted designed this chain of parks and green spaces in and around Boston.
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18 Sep 2017
“Great urban park”
31 Oct 2016
“Part of the city”
891 Centre St, Boston, MA 02130-2776
Jamaica Plain
+1 617-522-2700
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

This is an extensive linear park which stretches from the Boston Common through the Fens on to Jamaica Plain and on to the Arnold Arboretum/Franklin Park area. This chain of parks was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in the late 1800s. Each section of the...More

1  Thank Robert S
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I thought that we would need to make an effort to visit the various parts of the Emerald Necklace. Little did I understand how Boston has wonderfully integrated green spaces into the city itself. Hats off to a great job, Boston!

1  Thank dg2014jg
Reviewed 23 October 2016

If you want to get away from the city and get into nature go to the Emerald Necklace. It is a great walking route through woods and around ponds. I couldn't believe i was in Boston!

Thank baltoro
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Emerald Necklace is an extended walkway going starting in Boston Common in the Beacon Hill neighborhood close to downtown and making its way all the way to Franklin Park in the southernmost parts of Boston. It's a fantastic walk, and once you get south of...More

1  Thank Andrei S
Reviewed 25 September 2015

The Emerald Necklace represents a fine piece of park planning from which Bostonians have benefitted for over a century. Olmsted's vision has left a lasting legacy of lakes, walks, cycle paths and remarkable trees. Clearly popular with local joggers, it deserves attention from visitors though...More

1  Thank John P
Reviewed 30 November 2014

Visited the lovely city of Boston right in time for a brilliant show of fall foliage. I wasn't able to walk all of the Emerald Necklace but stumbled upon the section near Newbury Street by chance. Highly recommend visiting in November. We were lucky to...More

1  Thank Mellie2013
Reviewed 21 November 2014

We were lucky enough to learn a bit about the design and history of the park before walking and biking through it. Its design is an important part of Boston's history, and the structure of the park with its underground waterways is something you would...More

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 1 August 2014

I finally visited this fascinating place yesterday for the first time (and I only live ten miles away!). NO only was it Olmsted's home in his later years, it was where his business was based, so you can learn how he organized his business which...More

1  Thank boston02493
Reviewed 10 September 2012 via mobile

This site is now re-opened for visits. On Warren Street in Brookline, the grounds include Olmsted's house and the offices of his landscape business. It's a fascinating microcosm of Olmsted's beliefs and designs. And it's a treasure few people know about. The Park Ranger who...More

3  Thank milisem
Reviewed 8 July 2012

Each park is slightly different but, all are clean, green and worth seeing. The homes, churches and government/historic sites are worth seeing. Walk to Boston Commons, turn left and eat lunch or dinner on Newbury Street.

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Jamaica Plain
This Boston neighborhood feels like a distinct
community unique and separate from the bustle of other
areas. Beautiful Victorian homes, restaurants with an
emphasis on being eco-friendly and providing local and
organic food, and a large Hispanic community. Visit
Centre and South streets for restaurants, cafes, and
little shops. The Arnold Arboretum is a beautiful,
large green space well worth a visit if you venture to
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