Thursday, September 2, 2010

Neponset River Walk

The best way for Andrew and I to burn off the extra calories from ingesting leftover bridal shower cake was to take a nice, long walk.

We selected the Neponset River Walk to explore in our new neighborhood.

The best thing about it is that many stretches are decorated with detailed and informative murals featuring the flora and fauna that can be found along the trail:

For some stetches of the walk, you can see the historic Mattapan trolley rolling by:

A shot of the historic Baker chocolate factory we walked by. Alas, no lovely smells of chocolate wafted our way since it's actually in the process of being converted into - you guessed it - luxury condos:

Finally, we hit a stretch of the trail that brought us out to open marsh and water! It was beautiful and you could easily forget how close you were to the city on the other side of the walkway:

Finally, a little sign on the trail I found amusing - a healthy trail indeed to walk on with the one you love!

The Neponset River Walk allowed us to walk at a brisk, uninterrupted pace for an hour and half while enjoying varied scenery and it seems to stretch on forever. I'm looking forward to exploring it further one day with a bike.


newlywed said...

Lol, I think I would love to live in a former chocolate factory!

Indie.Tea said...

It looks like a lovely spot..