Join us for a tour of this gem of a park, “hidden” at the intersection of Rtes 9 and 95, once a Sunday destination for thousands of Boston city dwellers, and designed by Charles Eliot of the Olmsted design firm. We will visit the historic Echo Bridge, talk some history and geology, and enjoy the stunning topography and views. The walk includes some steep slopes and uneven terrain. Meet at the Hamilton Place entrance/lot off Central Ave (on the Needham side of the Charles River). (There are only a few parking spots at Hamilton Place, so we recommend parking in the Mills Falls lot at the intersection of Chestnut and Elliot Streets. If you enter that lot from Elliot Street, it is only a couple of minutes walk to our meeting.) In the event of steady rain, the rain date is Sunday June 25 10-12.
Trip Leaders: John Mordes MD, president of Friends of Hemlock Gorge (617 888 4488), and Katherine Howard of Newton Conservators (617 721 2571).