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The Old Manse, Concord
Make tracks for the Old Manse in Concord. The Fitchburg commuter rail stops at Concord station, from where you’ll enjoy a one-mile amble along historic streets to the renowned house on Monument Street. Generations of Emersons lived here, as did newlywed Nathaniel Hawthorne, for whom Henry David Thoreau planted a vegetable garden on the property, which is still cultivated today.
Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate, Canton
Ride JBL bus lines, an MBTA partner, along Route 138 in Canton to the elegant gardens and woodsy cart paths of the Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate. Here you can see agriculture in action as our partner, Brookwood Community Farm, cultivates our field for vegetables for the Mattapan Farmers Market. Boston residents can catch the bus at the Mattapan T station.
Urban Wilds, Boston
The Trustees’ affiliate, Boston Natural Areas Network (BNAN), manages and advocates for greenspaces where you can get a little rest and respite from urban life citywide, including Bussey Brook Urban Wild/Blackwell Footpath in Jamaica Plain. Take the T’s Orange Line to Forest Hills, then follow the Blackwell Footpath through the meadow to the Arnold Arboretum.
East Boston Greenway, Boston
The Blue Line accesses BNAN’s East Boston Greenway. Get off at Maverick Square and bike or walk this former railroad spur, which travels from Boston Harbor (great views of the skyline across the water) through this rich, diverse neighborhood.
Land of Providence, Holyoke
The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority covers 24 communities throughout the region, including Holyoke. You can reach our newest reservation, Land of Providence, by taking the Red 25 bus on weekdays or the Red 24 bus on Saturdays.