As a girl from the mountains of North Carolina, the thought of moving to a bustling city was a bit overwhelming. While the change of pace and atmosphere was an exciting prospect, I wondered where I would find the solace and refuge I often found on the hiking trails of Whiteside Mountain or the streams and waterfalls of the Cullasaja River. Little did I know that the Charles River could provide such a retreat in Boston’s maze of asphalt and concrete. Not only does the Charles River Parklands offer a place of natural beauty and green space, but it also creates a community for those who cherish and enjoy being in the outdoors. A communal space where young and old alike clear their heads, let go of their daily stresses, and find their own personal escape. Since joining the Charles River Conservancy, I have found a large number of people that share that same sentiment. We welcome you to share those stories and thoughts about the Charles River here!
|A cyclist rides along the Charles River in Boston.|
Whether it be jogging along Memorial Drive on a brisk fall day, canoeing the Charles and enjoying the summer breeze, exploring the parks of the Upper Basin, or taking part in CRC’s annual Swim Race to be held June 4th, 2011...
GET OUTSIDE and ENJOY NATURE.
Written by Sarahbeth Lindquist, Development Associate for the Charles River Conservancy