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Walking Group

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 Harvey Cohen at

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

Some Past Walks:

December 2015 – This month we will be exploring the history, art, and architecture of the MIT Campus.  We will see the major points of interest in the design and evolution of the campus as well as a few of the more than 60 pieces of sculpture available to the public.  We are fortunate to have one of the Boston By Foot guides offer to lead the tour.

October 2015 - We will take our first walk of the fall semester exploring the Back Bay Fens, which is part of the Emerald Necklace.  Our walk and tour will be led by one of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy docents. The walk will loop through the Fens providing us with views of the Muddy River, Kelleher Rose Garden, the 1675 Japanese Peace Bell, Fenway Community gardens and the Dawn Redwood from China, the Agassiz, and Boylston Street historic bridges, and Mother’s Rest.  We will also receive an overview of the ongoing Muddy River Restoration Project, a multimillion dollar Army Corps of Engineers project to reduce flood damage and improve ecosystems. 

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