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Boston's Rose Kennedy Greenway may not be very long, but it's jam-packed with attractions. Along the paved pathway, you can access five parks, be wowed by public art, stop to smell the flowers in trailside gardens, ride a carousel, and visit historical landmarks like the Paul Revere House. There's even a zipline rising 220 feet above the trail!
The popular trail winds through several downtown neighborhoods, including Chinatown, the Financial District, Waterfront, and North End. It's named for Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, who was born in North End and was mother to President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and Senator Ted Kennedy.
Note that only pedestrian use is permitted on greenway, but there are marked on-road bike lanes on the streets paralleling the linear park.
The Rose Kennedy Greenway sits on the site of the old JFK Jr Expressway. This elevated expressway was demolished as part of the Central Artery/ Tunnel Project, commonly known as the Big Dig.
Although there is no public parking on the greenway, parking meters are available along Atlantic Avenue, which parallels the trail. You can also access the trail via Boston's MBTA subway; the nearest stops are: Aquarium Station on the Blue Line, Haymarket Station on the Orange and Green Lines, and South Station on the Red and Silver Lines.
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