A pleasant stroll through a famous Boston park

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Description

The Back Bay Fens sits in the Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood of Boston, just next to the Fenway Victory Gardens and close to the Museum of Fine Arts.

The Lost Emerald Necklace Trail loops around the park and the Muddy River, which - just to the north of Back Bay Ferns - joins the Charles River. The park is full of walking trails, and a series of interconnected waterways.

When strolling around it you can expect river views, a peaceful ambience and some interesting cultural sights, including the fabulous James Kelleher Rose Garden, the Victory Gardens, and the Emerald Necklace Conservancy Shattuck Visitor Center.

This last attraction offers information about the park and its history, and is well worth exploring.

In addition to the cultural interest and views, the park is also known for its bird watching opportunities, so taking a pair of binoculars is a good idea. The loop we've drawn here is a fairly short walk, but it can easily and logically be extended by following the Muddy River down towards Olmsted Park and Leverett Pond.