Emerald Necklace, Charles River & Boston Harbor
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Emerald Necklace, The Charles River, and the Boston Harbor Islands - three of Boston's recreational gems! Discover these great parks and all they have to offer.
May marks the opening of the official summer season of free walking tours and summer outdoor festivals at these treasures.
Boston's Emerald Necklace offers migration walks, bicycle the Necklace tours and more. The Charles River plays its traditional season of performances on the Esplanade. The Boston Harbor Islands invite you to take a cruise, spread a picnic basket, and also learn about each island's special history.
About Boston Parks & Recreation:
The Boston Parks and Recreation Department oversees 2,200 acres of park land including 215 parks and playgrounds, 65 squares, urban woodlands and street trees, three active cemeteries, 16 historic burying grounds, and two golf courses. The department also programs a wide range of sports, community events, and live entertainment in the parks!
Boston Parks & Recreation, Boston, MA, 02118 map
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