This Saturday the first of 12 new walking paths in the state will be unveiled along the Esplanade.
The American Heart Association is partnering with the state's Department of Conservation and Recreation to dedicate 12 official AHA walking paths throughout Massachusetts.
“DCR is thrilled to partner with the American Heart Association, and to connect to its national network of official walking paths,” DCR Commissioner Edward M. Lambert, Jr. said.
The unveiling will be at 9 a.m. and will include a brief speaking program followed a performance of the song “Walkin’ Around Boston” by the musical group Didn’t Planet. The AHA walking path along the Charles River is sponsored the by CardioVascular Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess.
In addition to the Charles River Esplanade path, new walking routes will be dedicated in the DAR State Forest, Goshen; Blackstone River & Canal, Uxbridge; Quinsigamond State Park, Worcester; Fall River Heritage State Park, Fall River; Scusset Beach State Reservation, Sandwich; Castle Island, South Boston; Neponset River Greenway, Boston-Milton; Upton State Forest, Upton; Walden Pond State Reservation, Concord; Halibut Point State Park, Rockport and the Lowell Heritage Park, Lowell.