Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Maps & Directions

Walking Group

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Walking Special Interest Group

The goal of the Walking Group is to promote a healthy lifestyle through walking. The group takes advantage of the area’s natural resources with walks in portions of the Emerald Necklace, Mt. Auburn Cemetery and points along the Harborwalk. Historic locations, such as Beacon Hill are also explored.  The walks 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.
This is an independent SIG and members suggest walking venues.

If you are interested in learning more about the group, please contact Kerry Manning at kmanning104@verizon.net.

If you would like to join the group, please call the OLLI Office at 617-287-7312, or email ollireg@gmail.com.

Some Past Walks:

October 2014 – Harvard Square, Harvard Yard and the Longfellow House.

This month we will try an urban walk through Harvard Square and Harvard University.  The walk will be in two parts.  The first part will be an easy two mile walk around the Square and campus.  The second part, for those who want to walk a little further, will be another half mile to the Longfellow House, on Brattle St, and back to Harvard Square.  The Longfellow house offers free tours on the hour.  If you do not want to take the tour, which lasts 45 minutes, you can access the grounds and gardens.

September 2014 – The Harborwalk at Castle Island and Pleasure Bay.

Our first walk of the new semester will be along part of the Boston Harborwalk.   We will be walking around Castle Island and Pleasure Bay.  It is an easy walk, of about two miles for beginners and expandable to three or four miles for seasoned pros.  This is a great spot to accommodate both the “tortoises” and the “hares”.

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