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Discussion: Directions

in: Boston Sprint Camp (Jun 8–10, 2018 - Cambridge, MA, US)

Jun 6, 2018 3:32 PM # 
Maps with walking directions and streets are posted on the Facebook page

To Danehy Park:
91 Sherman Rd, Cambridge MA
There is a small parking area off of Sherman road; alternatively park on the west side of the park off of New street.

From route 2 east:
Turn right onto Alewife Brook Pkwy to Concord Ave in Cambridge (1.4 mi)
At the rotary, take your second exit for Concord Ave (0.2 mi)
At the next rotary, take your second exit to stay on Concord Ave (0.4 mi)
Turn left onto Walden St (0.2 mi)
Turn left onto Sherman St (0.2 mi); parking on the left

Public Transit
From Harvard Square: Take the 78 bus from Harvard Square to the Arlmont Village stop; walk 0.4mi (15 min)
From Alewife Station: Walk 0.9mi: Left on Rindge st, turn right on Sherman St.

To Fresh Pond:
Cross Danehy park to the south. Right on Bay St, cross Concord Ave and follow the bike path south to Kingsley Park. Continue on the path around the pond another 0.3mi to the open field on your left. 1.2mi

Public Transit
Walk 0.4mi south across Danehy to Garden St. Continue straight on Alpine St. Pick up the 75 bus at Concord Ave & Alpine St. Two stops later, exit at Huron Ave opp Park Ave, and walk 400 feet down the hill toward the pond.

The parking at Fresh Pond is technically only for those with City of Cambridge residential parking permits. You may be able to find parking on nearby residential streets. We recommend walking or finding a ride with a Cambridge resident.

To Nahanton Park
493 Nahanton Street, Newton MA

From I-95N: Exit 19 for Kendrick St/Needham
Merge onto Kendrick St (0.5 mi)
Continue onto Nahanton St (0.4 mi)
Turn left onto Winchester St (0.5 mi)
Nahanton Park is on your left; parking is at the pull-out on the left-hand side of the road.

From I-95S: Take the Highland Ave exit toward Needham (0.2 mi)
Keep left at the fork to continue toward Kendrick St (0.2 mi)
Keep left at the fork to continue on Exit 19A, follow signs for Kendrick St/Needham (0.3 mi)
Keep right at the fork to continue toward Kendrick St (0.3 mi)
Turn left onto Kendrick St (0.6 mi) and follow the directions above for “from I-95N”

Public Transit
From Harvard Square:
Take the 71 bus to Watertown Square Terminal. Walk south across the bridge to Watertown Yard, on your left. Take either the 52 bus to Winchester St @ Goddard St or the 59 bus to Needham St @ Easy St. For the 52 bus, walk 0.5 mi south past the golf course and right at the sign into Nahanton Park. For the 59 bus, walk 1.1 mi south down Winchester St and right at the sign into Nahanton Park.

From Downtown:
Take the 504 express bus to Watertown. Pick up the 52 or 59 bus and follow the above directions.
Check for bus schedules

To Millenium Park
Mezzanine loop, Boston MA 02132
From Nahanton Park, head south. Turn left on Nahanton St (0.1mi), then right onto Wells Ave (0.6mi). At the southern tip of Wells Ave, turn right onto the Blue Heron Trail (1.0mi). When this pops out at the base of a big grassy landfill, go up to the top.
2.3mi, flat.

Public Transit
I’m SURE we can find you a ride if you don’t want to walk

Take a right out of the park onto Winchester St (0.5mi)
Turn left onto Nahanton St (0.7mi)
Turn right onto Dedham St (0.7mi)
Continue onto Baker St (0.6mi)
Turn right onto VFW Pkwy (0.7mi)
Turn right toward Gardner St (0.2mi). Turn right onto Gardner St (0.1mi)
Continue to the top of the hill to the parking lot, then walk west across the field to the picnic area.

To Cutler Park
There will be a 1mi walk to the start, and from the finish. This is a flat walk on relatively good footing.
Parking: 86-88 Kendrick St, Needham MA 02494

Reverse the directions from Nahanton to Millenium. When you get to Nahanton St, go left, cross the river, and the parking lot is on your left. The inserted map (below) shows the start location.

Option 1: Reverse directions from getting here. Instead of turning right on Winchester St, continue straight on Nahanton, and the parking lot will be on the left. Parking is at the green text in the image below that says “Cutler Park Reservation.”

Option 2: Use your smartphone and pick up the highway for an exit.

To Jamaica Pond
Olmsted Park lot, Willow Pond Rd, Boston MA

Public Transit
From Harvard Square: Pick up the 66 Bus from Eliot St @ Bennett St, and ride it for 24 stops to Washington St @ Walnut. Walk 0.6mi south along the ponds to Willow Pond Rd.

From Boston: Take the Green Line E train to Heath Street (end of the line). Walk 0.6mi south along S. Huntington Rd, then right on Bynner St, which becomes Willow Pond Rd.

Willow Pond Road can be approached from either the east or the west, so plug the address into your GPS…

Parking is limited, so if the lot is full, go exploring on nearby side streets.
Jun 7, 2018 2:06 AM # 
For Friday drivers - it isn't far from the big Danehy lot (New Street one) to Fresh Pond. Much easier than trying to find spaces that aren't permit only in Cambridge!

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