Do you remember Boston before the Big Dig? I was young but I certainly do. I remember the large, hulking, flat out ugly green highway that ran through most of the city. Now in it's place? A beautiful and fun park called the Greenway in which the traffic from Rt 93 flows underneath. The big dig sucked for a long time, but in the past few years I've seen a lot of improvement in terms of the parks and open spaces in the Boston/Cambridge area which are all projects related to the Big Dig. My current favorite spot? North Point Park.
This park is flat out amazing in a number of ways:
- You can access it from Cambridge, Boston's North End, or Charlestown. Each entrance has so many unique things to experience.
- You can walk underneath the awesome Zakim Bridge.
- To get into the North End from the Charlestown side you must cross using waterway locks (cool!)
- It is still relatively unknown so you usually have the place almost to yourself.
- Simply amazing views. Click each picture for the larger versions.
I would say that the best way to access the park is via the T by getting off at the Lechmere or Museum of Science stop. But as I mentioned you can access it from a number or areas. Map and more pictures below. Do yourself a favor and visit one of Bostons best parks!