OUTSIDE THE CITY
Roxbury bike ride: Forest Hills Cemetery to Franklin Park
June 24, 2010
Ride to the southern reaches of Roxbury and tour historic green spaces: Forest Hills Cemetery and Franklin Park. The cemetery was originally founded as a public burial ground in 1848 by the Mayor of Roxbury and is the final resting place for prominent Roxburyites such as abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, surgeon Susan Dimock, entrepreneur Joseph "Wally" Walcott, and arts leader Elma Lewis. After touring the cemetery, ride through Franklin Park alongside the 200-acre forest and catch the view from Schoolmaster Hill where Ralph Waldo Emerson once lived. At the end of the ride, purchase a light meal at the Golf Clubhouse and watch the setting sun on the terrace. Helmets are required. Limit 20 people. Tour is weather permitting. Meet at the main gate of Forest Hills Cemetery Co-presented by Franklin Park Coalition and Forest Hills Cemetery.