1. point: 1 of 6

    The Pilgrim Loop begins on Brookline Ave at the Winsor School opposite BIDMC. For real time turn by turn directions to the selected Point, use the Google Maps app link (mobile only). 

     

    The Winsor School is a college-preparatory day school for girls in grades five through twelve with enrollment of more than 400 students. It provides a rigorous academic program in an environment of personal attention.  Small classes and enthusiasm for learning characterize the school, its students, and its faculty. The original brick school building (designed by R. Clipston Sturgis) was built in 1910 and the newest campus addition is the Lubin O'Donnell Center athletics and arts facility (2015). The Center sits on the footprint of the original 1920s gymnasium and provides state-of-the-art facilities to match Winsor’s 21st century education.

     

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    Address:

    103 Pilgrim Rd

    42.34007952628928, -71.10608151901852
    112
  2. point: 2 of 6

    Short Street a pedestrian path connecting the Riverway-facing institutions to Brookline Avenue. The path lies between Winsor's Lubin-O’Donnell Center and the Simmons College Sports Center.

    Address:

    Short St and Brookline Ave

    42.34047462263987, -71.105932294995
    116
  3. point: 3 of 6

    The Simmons College residential campus abuts Brookline Avenue, Wheelock College, and the Winsor School. Their 1,100 beds are spread among nine dormitories, which line a pristine, classic New England quad. The residential campus is located one block away from the academic campus. Athletic activity at Simmons centers around the William J. Holmes Sports and Fitness Center, a 60,000 square foot facility located just steps from the dormitories that houses an NCAA regulation swimming pool and basketball court among other amenities.

    Address:

    291 Brookline Ave

    42.3424863347245, -71.10505691517483
    83
  4. point: 4 of 6

    Founded in 1888, the Wheelock College mission is to improve the lives of children and families. Academic programs include education, social work, child life, and juvenile justice. Today, Wheelock serves a diverse student body of over 720 undergraduates and 325 graduate students. Approximately 17 percent of Wheelock’s students come from the City of Boston and approximately 38% are students of color. President Obama's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll named Wheelock its Presidential Award Winner in the Education Category in 2014. The campus hugs the Riverway with a view of the Emerald Necklace. As you stroll the Riverway, keep an eye out for two sculptures on Wheelock's campus by Boston-educated David Bakalar: "WE!" and "The Dance."

    Address:

    200 Riverway

    42.34332393796028, -71.10498650718819
    117
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    The Muddy River "daylighting" project (2017) re-opened parts of the river that have been covered over the years, installed larger culverts to improve water flow, and made other habitat and landscape improvements to the parklands surrounding the river between the Riverway and Avenue Louis Pasteur.  The naming of the parkland honors the late Justine M. Liff, who served as Boston Parks and Recreation Commissioner from 1996 until her untimely passing in 2002. The project has successfully reconnected the Riverway to the Back Bay Fens section of Boston's historic Emerald Necklace.

    42.342769336829285, -71.10323435414921
    84
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    Currently under construction, the new 691 bed residence hall will feature a bold modern design and contemporary apartment-style living spaces. Through a long term partnership with neighboring MCPHS University, the residence will accommodate students of Emmanuel and MCPHS University. Both institutions are members of the Colleges of the Fenway (COF), a collaborative of six neighboring Boston-based colleges in the Fenway area. COF schools have a long history of collaboration on academic and on student housing initiatives. The increase in residential space for university students aligns with the City's goals for colleges to house undergraduate students on campus.

    Address:

    400 the Fenway

    42.34127917964339, -71.1048299705696
    42

Pilgrim Loop

distance: A few blocks
points: 6
type: Academic/Cultural

This tour takes you near the tree-lined Simmons Residential and Wheelock campuses for a respite from the bustle of the LMA (0.7 miles).

 

The Pilgrim Loop begins on Brookline Ave at the Winsor School opposite BIDMC. For real time turn by turn directions to the selected Point, use the Google Maps app link (mobile only). 

 

Tell us about your walking experience! walkingtours@longwoodarea.org

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This tour takes you near the tree-lined Simmons Residential and Wheelock campuses for a respite from the bustle of the LMA (0.7 miles).

 

The Pilgrim Loop begins on Brookline Ave at the Winsor School opposite BIDMC. For real time turn by turn directions to the selected Point, use the Google Maps app link (mobile only). 

 

Tell us about your walking experience! walkingtours@longwoodarea.org