Emerald Necklace Parks Map and Guide
Nestled amid the bustle of a vibrant modern city, a delightful urban oasis beckons: the Emerald Necklace. Weaving continuously for seven miles from the historic center of Boston through a dozen neighborhoods, this inviting green space connects people and nature, just a landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted intended more than 100 years ago. Nine distinct parks, varied yet unified, offer a full range of experiences, be it a tranquil respite on a shaded bench or active pastimes such as basketball, hiking, and sailing. From an arboretum to a zoo, the Emerald Necklace's attractions are as diverse as the New England seasons. Ice skate, garden, play golf, toss a football... or simply stroll along the curving pathways and admire the next picturesque vista. The Emerald Necklace: a world apart, but just steps away.