Walking Special Interest Group
The goal of this new group is to promote a healthy lifestyle through walking with others along some of Boston’s natural treasures. Kerry Manning, walker and OLLI member, has proposed that like-minded OLLI walkers will enjoy this opportunity to take advantage of a wide variety of walking opportunities such as Castle Island, the Blue Hills Reservation, the Emerald Necklace, and many more. In this independent SIG, members may decide where the group walks.
April Walk: Harbor Walk at Castle Island/Pleasure Bay
Castle Island and Fort Independence are on both State and National Registers of Historic Places. It is just a stone’s throw from UMB. Get there early and have a hot dog at Sullivan’s! There are rest rooms and picnic tables along with benches for viewing the Harbor. There is ample free parking.
WHAT: Spring Walk
WHERE: Castle Island, Day Blvd. South Boston
WHEN: Friday, April 26 at Noon
Here is a link to the DCR Castle Island information. There are driving directions as well as public transportation options.
TO SIGN UP: Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, if you will be walking with us on Friday April 26.
Some Past Walks
January Walk: Forest Hills Cemetery
In January, we visited Forest Hills Cemetery,a beautiful greenspace, arboretum and sculpture garden. It is the final resting place of poet e.e. cummings, playwright Eugene O’Neill, author Edward Everett Hale, abolitionist William Lloyd Harrison, and several Massachusetts governors and other local historic figures.
Location: 95 Forest Hills Ave, Jamaica Plain
Date: Wednesday, January 23
Time: 11 a.m.
RSVP: To Kerry Manning at email@example.com