UMass Boston

Walking Group

The goal of the Walking Group is to promote a healthy lifestyle through walking, as well as provide a chance for socialization with other OLLI members. The group takes advantage of the area’s natural resources, and are enhanced by the camaraderie of the group. Walks usually take about 90 minutes and the group can accommodate walkers of various abilities. We have room for tortoises and hares. Members can walk with others who keep the same pace. Most walking locations tend to be accessible by public transportation or have parking nearby. Pending on locations, members are often encouraged to car pool as well. There might be some walk routes that may not always end where they started.

This is an independent SIG and members are encouraged to suggest and lead walks of their own.

If you are interested in learning more about the group, please contact Jeff Calish at

If you would like to join the group, please call the OLLI Office at 617.287.7312 or email

Some Past Walks:

February 2019 – Southwest Corridor Park. The second walk of the newly reorganized group took members along the Southwest Corridor Park.  They started at Back Bay Station and proceeded to walk to Forest Hills. 

December 2018 – HarborWalk and Carson Beach. OLLI members enjoyed connecting with the Boston HarborWalk at the UMass Boston Campus and walked along it to Carson Beach and then back to campus.

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