Back in February, Vic and I bundled up for a few weekends and learned about the role Boston played in the abolitionist movement and the Underground Railroad. I then strung together a cycling route that makes an interesting half-day out.
In addition to visiting the Beacon Hill neighborhood and the Afro American History Museum and National History site, you also get a bit of the Charles River Esplanade once you’re past Harvard, and a trip out to a fine museum in Newton. Finally, it loops you back into Brookline and into the heart of the current African American community to see the last home of William Lloyd Garrison. I’d rate this 23 mile ride as medium, due to some stretches of heavy urban traffic and some tricky route finding.
If you’re in Boston, I’d love to get any input on this ride or your route suggestions.
The print version here.