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Rose Kennedy Greenway Part III (Boston, MA)

Dates Of Visits: August 12, 13, 18, 19, 2018

Location: Various locations in Boston, MA

Hours: Open daily, 7 a.m. until 11 p.m.

Cost: Free

Parking: there is some street parking available at some parts of the Greenway (particularly on Atlantic Ave) and several parking garages in the area. There are also several MBTA train stations within walking distance to the Greenway such as South Station

Trail Size/Difficulty: 15 acres, 1.5 miles/easy

Handicapped Accessible: Yes

Dog Friendly: Yes

Highlights: flowers,scenic,dog friendly, historic

Websites: Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Overview

Good Historical Overview Of The Greenway Project

Related Posts:

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Part I

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Part II


The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway is not just known for its beautiful art and flowers. The Greenway also has a lot to entertain all of the people who visit.

With its water play areas, swings and carousel, in addition to all of the other attractions along the way, it is possible to spend an entire day on the Greenway.

One of the biggest perks of the Greenwayis the free Wi-Fi. I tried it and it does work!

The biggest attraction of the Greenway is the Greenway Carousel. It is open during the spring summer and fall and part of the winter, specifically during the holiday season.

The Greenway Carousel is a handicapped accessible ride that children and parents, aunts, uncles and friends can ride together. All of the characters on the carousel are based on animals that are idengenous to the area.

I especially like the attention to detail in the art work on the carousel

Anther fun attraction for kids and adults are the water play areas. There are two water splash parks on the Greenway. One of the fountains is on Milk St . The other one is located at the Hanover and Cross St in the North End.

There are also small patches of grass for people and dogs to play on. They also show film at on of the larger grassy fields. Or, if movies aren’t your thing, you can just play some corn hole with friends.


If you need a little rest or if you want to spend some time chatting with one of your loved ones, the swings in the North End section of the Greenway are a great place to sit and enjoy some good conversation and fun.


The Greenway has lots of animal activity, particularly at night. I spotted this rabbit during one of my nightly visits to the Greenway.


And I saw these cuties during one of my daytime visits to the


Harley is an 8 year old part Shepherd and Spaniel mixed breed.


Max, a 2 year old Pit/Lab mix, loved the water play areas also.

Thank you for joining me on my visits to the truly special place!

King Richard’s Faire (Carver, MA)

Deep in the woods of Carver Mass is a land of yore.  At least during the fall. It is during the weekends of September and October when King Richard’s Faire takes over the woods of Carver, or as they dub it during the faire, “Carvershire”.


The great thing about King Richard’s Faire is that you need not be a medieval history enthusiast or a larper to enjoy the faire.

There are activities such as ax throwing, no that isn’t a typo, face painting and a variety of performers to keep people of all ages entertained.

And then, there were the shows.  This particular rendition of “Snow White” was actually portrayed as Snow White’s cousin, Carrie.  That’s right Carrie White of the famous Stephen King horror novel and movie, “Carrie.”

Everything starts out seemingly harmlessly as the cast retells the story of Carrie.


And her “friends” who decide to sabotage her prom (spoiler alert if you haven’t seen the movie or read the book).


Keeping true to the plot, Carrie is crowned prom queen.


Then, cue, the “pigs mud” (they want to keep it “family friendly”)


All hell breaks lose as Carrie unleashes her wrath (just like in the movie)


Then, weirdly, they all become friends again in the end.


Jacques Ze Whippeur gave a great performance with his whipping skills.  He asked the audience to name a song and he was able to keep the beat to the song by cracking his whip and singing the lyrics.  He did this with songs from groups such as Journey and even the theme song to the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.



The actors at King Richard’s Faire reenact the days of knights (I couldn’t help but think of the obvious similarity to the characters in Monty Python’s Holy Grail movie)


magicians (with their assistants)




fair maidens


and more

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And, yes, visitors do come to the faire dressed in their own garb.



One of the highlights was the jousting contest.

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But, the best part of the event was the pirates and fairies costume show.










Although pets aren’t normally allowed in the faire, an exception was made for Lionitus because he is a service dog.


If you’re in the Massachusetts area and you want to go, this upcoming weekend (Oct 24th and 25th) is the last chance to see it before it closes for the season and you will have to wait until 2016.  If you can’t go this weekend, I’ll see you there next year!

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