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Summer 2000 Walking and Biking Tours

Led by MassBike's Emerald Necklace Greenway Project,
the National Park Service Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
and the Boston Park Department Park Rangers

Country in the City
September 10, 2000
Sunday, 1:00-3:00 pm
(Olmsted NHS)

Explore this grand "country park" and learn why it is considered one of Olmsted's finest achievements in landscape design.

Contact the Division of Visitor Services daily from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm at (617)566-1689 x223.

Ribbon of Green
September 16, 2000
Saturday, 1:00-3:00 pm

The marriage of landscape art and clever engineering is the focus of our 90 minute stroll along "the meandering water and blooming islets" of the Riverway.

Meet at the Longwood MBTA stop, Chapel Street, Brookline.

Visions and Revisions
September 24, 2000
Sunday, 10:00am-noon
(Olmsted NHS)

Consider the multifaceted history and uncertain future of this urban oasis converted through landscape design from what Frederick Law Olmsted called the "filthiest mudflats to be found anywhere in Massachusetts."

Call the Olmsted National Historical site Visitor Services Office at (617) 566-1689 x221 or x223 for details and directions.

The Lost Jewel
October 1, 2000
Sunday, 1:00-3:00 pm
(Olmsted NHS)

Discover the soul of one of the least known of Olmsted's famed "jewels" in the Emerald Necklace.

Meet at the parking lot on Willow Pond Ave., Boston.

Of Ponds and Plans
October 8, 2000
Sunday, 1:00-3:00 pm
(Olmsted NHS)

Find out how and why this beautiful and unique "pond of shimmering half-lights" was included in Boston's Emerald Necklace of parks and parkways.

Meet at the Boathouse on Jamaica Pond near the Jamaicaway.

Ideas Behind the Design
October 15, 2000
Sunday, 1:00-3:00 pm
(Olmsted NHS)

Witness the careful blend of art and science apparent in the distinctive design features of America's first arboretum.

Meet at the Arnold Arboretum's main gate in front of the Hunnewell Visitor Center, the Arborway, Jamaica Plain.

A Neighborhood Walking Tour
October 29, 2000
Sunday, 1:00-3:00 pm
(Olmsted NHS)

Explore the pictureque community where Frederick Law Olmsted lived and worked in the late 19th century. Light refreshments and an optional tour of the historic Olmsted Office will also be offered at 12:30 pm.

Meet at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site. For directions, click here or call (617) 566-1689 x221 or x223.

November 7, 2000
Sunday 9:30-11:00 am
(MassBike ENG

Join bicycle activists to explore the joys and problems of the entire Emerald Necklace, from Franklin Park to the Charles River. Speed and depth of coverage will depend on who shows up, but we will ride unless it is raining hard. Most of the paths are plowed.

Meet at Ferris Wheels Bicycle Shop
64 South St., Jamaica Plain

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