WalkBoston: Walking Tours of Boston's Unique Neighborhoods

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At last, here's a guide to the streets of the real Boston, written by the people who know them best. Compiled by the reputed tour guides of WalkBoston, the city's pedestrian advocacy group, this new guide reveals the secrets and charms of a Boston usually overlooked by other guides-sometimes even by residents themselves. More than 25 walks stretch the usual Boston tourist map and explore the city's unique neighborhoods, sights, and famous suburbs, from the South End's cobblestone sidewalks and the city's ...

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Overview

At last, here's a guide to the streets of the real Boston, written by the people who know them best. Compiled by the reputed tour guides of WalkBoston, the city's pedestrian advocacy group, this new guide reveals the secrets and charms of a Boston usually overlooked by other guides-sometimes even by residents themselves. More than 25 walks stretch the usual Boston tourist map and explore the city's unique neighborhoods, sights, and famous suburbs, from the South End's cobblestone sidewalks and the city's revitalized harbor to the hidden hill paths of Brookline. Detailed maps and step-by-step directions, along with historic and cultural highlights, make each walk easy to follow for locals and visitors alike. Distance and difficulty, plus directions by public transportation-by which all of the walks are accessible-are also provided. For weekend visitors, newcomers, and natives, WalkBoston is an essential addition to any explorer's library.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781929173365
  • Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club Books MA
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 4.92 (w) x 7.12 (h) x 0.52 (d)

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Robert Sloane, a city planner and lawyer, serves as Walks Chair for WalkBoston, a pedestrian advocacy group for the Boston region.

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Table of Contents

1) Boston Disasters 2) Brookline's Secret Stairways and Paths 3) The Fields of Newton 4) The Hills of Somerville 5) South Bay/Shirley-Eustis Mansion 6) Washington Street, Boston 7) Charlestown 8) Hyde Park 9) Jamaica Plain 10) Roslindale 11) Savin Hill 12) South End 13) Arlington 14) Chelsea 15) Dedham 16) East Cambridge and Kendall Square 17) Lexington 18) Newton Upper Falls 19) Wakefield 20) West Cambridge and Coolidge Hill 21) Bridges and Esplanades on the Charles 22) Neponset River and Ashmont Hill 23) South Bay Harbor Trail 24) Southwest Corridor Park 25) Upper Charles-Watertown/Waltham 26) Deer Island in Boston Harbor 27) The Downtown Boston Harborwalk 28) The Hull Peninsula 29) Lynn and Swampscott 30) South Boston and Dorchester Bay

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