Probably the best and easiest way to learn about a region is to take a walk. The Summer 2018 issue of Brookline Adult & Community Education offers a variety of walking tours in Brookline and surrounding areas to match any interest. Learn about Brookline’s secret stairways and paths by walking the stairs and terraces from Summit Path to Beaconsfield Path, ending at the MBTA Beaconsfield station. Be forewarned, this is a long, strenuous walk that covers several miles of mostly stairs. Other Brookline walks include a walking tour of Muddy River from Brookline Village to the Charles River in Back Bay and a more leisurely tour of the architecture and history of Chestnut Hill.
Walking tours of surrounding areas include “Fierce and Feminine: Great Women of Boston Tour,” “Walking Massachusetts Avenue from Cambridge (Harvard Square) to Boston (Symphony Hall)”; “History of the Fort Point Channel,” a walking tour of South Boston’s Innovation District; and “Boston’s Historic Waterfront.”
A new tour, “Bostonians Behaving Badly: Riots in Boston,” walks the downtown streets and reconsiders times when “Bostonians used their angry voices to demonstrate their discontent,” including the Stamp Act, the Boston Tea Party, police riots, anti-catholic riots, and antibusing riots.
Read about these and other walking tours of Brookline and surrounding areas in the Summer issues of “Brookline”. For more information, visit www.brooklineadulted.org and type walk in the search box or call 617-720-2700.