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Explore the new Emerald Necklace foliage tour

The autumnal walk guides guests through the splendor of 8,000 trees throughout the Emerald Necklace parks in Boston and Brookline.

Trees on the brink of turning yellow and orange in Franklin Park.

The new self-guided tour ends at Franklin Park, where guests can learn about the Overlook shelter ruins and Schoolmaster Hill.

Photo by Erik Gehring

Leef-peeping season is still going strong. If you missed the city’s community hikes this fall, pull up the new Emerald Necklace foliage tour — a free self-guided walk that’s available online.

The autumnal walk guides guests through the splendor of 8,000 trees throughout the Emerald Necklace parks in Boston and Brookline. The tour begins at the Fenway Victory Gardens (1200 Boylston St.) and ends in Franklin Park (1 Franklin Park Rd.). Key stops include the Chapel Street Bridge, the Pinebank Promontory + Mansion, Peters Hill, and Scarboro Pond.

Pro tip: If you’re feeling ambitious, explore other free tours that are available, including walks dedicated to the Back Bay Fens, Jamaica Pond, Arnold Arboretum, and Olmsted Park.

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