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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Favorite Fall Foliage Walks In and Around Boston, Mt. Auburn Cemetery

It might sound macabre to hike through a cemetery, but Mt. Auburn is no ordinary burial ground. Opened in 1831, it is the first large-scale designed landscape in the country. Now a National Historic Landmark, the 174-acre arboretum is known for its peaceful strolls along ponds or in dense woodlands which boast more than 700 types of trees. Walk amidst the century-old sugar maples while you visit the graves of Winslow Homer, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Isabella Stewart Gardner. The Friends of Mount Auburn offer guided walking tours during the fall. Visitors are welcome every day of the year from 8 am to 5 pm.

 

Posted by Steve Jermanok on 10/20/16 at 06:00 AM
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New Yorkers forget how lovely the Hudson Valley is during October. And some cities are reachable by train: Beacon is one, Poughkeepsie another. Beacon also has DIA Museum and Poughkeepsie has the railroad bridge across the Hudson, a national park now.

Picture of Phyllis Stoller Comment by Phyllis Stoller
on 10/20/16 at 03:52 PM
 


Great suggestions, Phyllis! Thanks for chiming in. Steve

Picture of Steve Jermanok Comment by Steve Jermanok
on 10/21/16 at 07:35 AM
 


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