An Afternoon on the Rose Kennedy Greenway
As kids growing up in the Greater Boston area, we would often drive downtown and hop on Route 93, at the time an above ground highway separating Fanueil Hall from the waterfront and North End. The Big Dig was a project that seemed to never end… until one day it did, and the highway was replaced by a big stretch of green. The Rose Kennedy Greenway has become one of my favorite places to spend time. It now connects the city and you can hop from the Boston Public Market to the North End easily — and pleasantly.
The Greenway is home to an ever-changing public art display and has included murals, sculptures, and the amazing Janet Echleman installation that we loved. By the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park is the Greenway Carousel, which at $3 a ride is hard to pass up as you walk by. The carousel is a true work of art, and children (and adults) can catch a ride on squirrels, grasshoppers, butterflies, and other magical animals.
As you walk towards South Station, you’ll pass plenty of opportunities to have a seat and just enjoy the green space. It is so nice to have beautiful parks in the middle of the city. Continue on until you reach the Trillium Beer Garden, which is across from the Boston Harbor Hotel. It is my favorite new addition to the Greenway. Dogs are welcome, and it’s a great place to bring kids, too. Milo joined us for an afternoon with friends and loved people watching and running around. The area is gated, but obviously I had to run around after him to make sure he was safe. Keeping me on my toes these days!
Image credit: 1/ Rose Kennedy Greenway, 2 & 3/ Natalie Kurtzman