Outdoor Voices: Harbor Walk
Boston Harbor Now is excited to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Boston Harborwalk—the waterfront public path system that rings our historic harbor. In October 1984, the Boston Redevelopment Authority released a “Harborpark” framework. Coupled later with revised Chapter 91 regulations, this ensured that the public would have access to all of the city’s waterfront outside of designated port uses. Today, nearly 39 miles of Harborwalk paths are complete.
Boston Harbor Now is leading a series of adventurous walks on the existing Harborwalk, and near yet-to-be-built sections, over the month of October. They’ll also be hosting a panel discussion about the past and future of the waterfront.
Join them for the third walk that will follow the 5-mile waterfront along Fort Point Channel, Downtown, and the North End from Martin’s Park to Steriti Rink.
They’ll be starting at the new Martin’s Park and will be joined by Boston’s Chief of Energy, Environment, and Open Space Chris Cook and Parks Commissioner Ryan Woods, who will kick off the walk. They’ll also be joined by members of the Friends of the Boston Harborwalk and park stakeholders along the way, but it will not be a formal walking tour.
The walk is open to 150 people, including resilient children, and well-behaved dogs.
All participants will be provided with coffee at the start, a fanny pack of snacks for the walk, and a mini-burrito at the end. We encourage you to bring a refillable water bottle, though bottled water will also be available.