Lace up your walking shoes for our annual walk of Boston’s largest park system! This 6-mile urban hike takes walkers from Franklin Park in Dorchester to the mouth of the Muddy River in Charlesgate Park, led by Conservancy President Karen Mauney-Brodek.

Take in the sights, sounds and the sheer scale of the Emerald Necklace on this special walk. We will make brief stops along the way to take in the scenery and learn about this historic parkland and the Conservancy’s current work to restore, maintain and improve these greenspaces while championing better parks access for all. Registration required; sign up below.

What to Bring:

  • Refillable water bottle with water
  • Lunch and/or snacks
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen

Important Info:

  • Dress in layers
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes
  • This is a “light rain or shine” event. In case of extreme weather, it will be rescheduled to Sunday, July 21. In the event of cancellation or postponement, notification will be shared via email on Friday, July 19.
  • There will be brief stops along the way for lunch, snacks, water and restroom breaks. Most time will be spent walking.