Start Tour: Longwood Bridge

Longwood Ave and Riverway

The Emerald Necklace Tour begins at the Longwood Bridge, west of the LMA past the Riverway near Temple Isreal. For real time turn by turn directions to the selected Point, use the Google Maps app link (mobile only). 


Below the Longwood Bridge, the Riverway (a part of the Emerald Necklace) serves as the boundary between Boston and Brookline and boasts 34 acres of hiking and bicycle paths that meander along the Muddy River. Home to over 100,000 plantings, the park has many picturesque stone bridges including at Chapel St. and Longwood Ave. Throughout almost twenty years of work on the Emerald Necklace (1878-1896), Frederick Law Olmsted created special retreats — places for both active and passive recreation; green and open spaces offering relief and refreshment from the pressures and tensions of everyday life. Olmsted's work changed the landscape of America through such projects as New York City's Central Park and the U.S. Capitol grounds.

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