Emerald Necklace

Located in the heart of Boston, the Emerald Necklace is a network of parks and green spaces that stretches from Back Bay, runs between Brookline and Jamaica Plain, through Roxbury to Dorchester.

Enjoy a ride through peaceful groves like the Back Bay Fens, Olmsted Park, Franklin Park and around beautiful waterways like Leverett Pond and Jamaica Pond. Stretches of dedicated bike paths within the park can be accessed at several different points, including:

  • Park Drive at Riverway in Back Bay

  • Boylston St at Pond Ave in Brookline

  • Willow Pond Way at Jamaica Way near Olmsted Park

  • Arbor Way at Centre St in Jamaica Plain

  • Circuit Drive in Franklin Park

See this detailed map to help plan your next ride throughout the Emerald Necklace.

Closest stations to rent a bike from:

  • Northeastern University - North Parking Lot

  • Colleges of the Fenway - Fenway at Avenue Louis Pasteur

  • Brookline Village - Pearl Street at MBTA

  • Franklin Park Zoo - Franklin Park Rd at Blue Hill Ave

  • Williams St at Washington St

  • Curtis Hall - South St at Centre St

  • S Huntington Ave at Heath St