Old Rt. 128




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“Mother Nature is slowly reclaiming the works of man at various locations throughout the reservation, but the one still being put to greatest use by humans is this portion of what used to be Route 128. Abandoned in the mid-1950s when the highway was expanded and moved a few hundred yards to the south, the road is now canopied by trees and has been narrowed on both sides by encroaching plant life. It has also apparently been used for practice by highway line painters. Today, it is frequented mostly by joggers and cyclists who set a slower pace and pass each other without honking or hand gestures, which seems to suit the old road just fine.”


From: “The Blue Hills are Alive”

Doug Warren, Boston Globe, May 21, 2006