New England Route Preview 2023

We’re kicking off the 3-Day season with our New England 3-Day on August 18 in the historic city of Boston! From its serene harbor and countless colonial monuments to some of America’s most iconic sports teams, Boston is jam-packed with sights to see. With its small-town charm, this New England hub contains a wealth of some of the country’s oldest treasures and offers a captivating glimpse into the past. We’re excited to share with you some incredible landmarks you’re sure to see on your 60-mile walk during the New England 3-Day.   

Day 1  

We’ll start the adventure in the beautiful suburbs of Brookline and Newton where you can enjoy the tree-lined streets and picturesque neighborhoods. As you make your way towards the heart of the city, embrace the history surrounding you! Then as you head over the Charles River, immerse yourself in the vibrant campus atmosphere of Boston University. This beautiful campus sits nestled by the stunning Charles River, providing a beautiful environment for students and walkers alike. 

As you complete your venture across the river, you’ll find yourself in the center of the iconic Harvard Square in Cambridge. Here you’ll have the chance to marvel at one of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions, Harvard University. Take a moment to soak in the scholarly ambiance and admire the breathtaking architecture surrounding you.  

While in Cambridge, you’ll witness a touch of urban artistry as you stroll past Graffiti Alley. Marvel at the vibrant murals and expressive street art that adorn the walls, showcasing the city’s creative spirit, making it a perfect backdrop for some pictures with your Pink Bubble family. Even if you’ve walked the New England 3-Day in years prior, the alley’s constantly evolving nature means that each visit offers a unique experience; kind of like your journey as a walker!  

Day 2 

Begin day 2 passing by The Old State House, one of the oldest public buildings in the United States that holds great significance in American history. Originally built in 1713 as the seat of colonial government in Massachusetts, this building played a crucial role in several key events leading up to the American Revolution. Take the spirit of the Pink Bubble over to the iconic bar Cheers, made famous by the hit TV show. Snap a picture and see why this classic American bar where everybody knows your name still holds up. 

Get ready to dive into the world-class sporting culture of Boston! As you walk past Fenway Park, you’ll be transported to a world of cheering crowds, crackling bats, and the thrill of victory. Standing proudly since 1912 as home of the world-famous Boston Red Sox, this massive venue withstands the test of time as America’s oldest Major League Baseball park. Learn about the team’s storied history and get close and personal with the electric atmosphere of the legendary stadium. 

As you continue your journey, you’ll soon pass by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute where Komen-funded research is conducted. Susan G. Komen Scholar, Dr. Sara M. Tolaney spends her days here focused on developing combination therapies for metastatic breast cancer subtypes that normally do not benefit from immunotherapy. She does so by determining the impact of including a novel antibody drug conjugate to enhance the immune response. 

With inspiration in tow, continue your journey toward the beautiful Jamaica Pond, a picturesque, 68-acre freshwater pond surrounded by lush greenery. Bear witness to sailing, kayaking, and canoeing and breathe in fresh air surrounding the tranquil oasis. Still thirsty for cool Boston landmarks? Next up is a stroll past the Sam Adams Brewery where the renowned beer is brewed daily before wrapping up your day at Symphony Hall.  

Day 3 

On the final day of your 3-Day walk, you’ll visit the Boston Marathon Finish Line. Pay homage to the spirit of the marathon and the inspiring athletes who have crossed this hallowed mark. Much like your 60-mile journey, this landmark serves as a symbol of determination and resilience.  

Make your way to the historic Boston Common and Frog Pond, a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city, and follow the footsteps of centuries past as you explore the storied Freedom Trail. Here, you’ll be able to admire the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, and the Bunker Hill Monument, a tribute to the Revolutionary War. Marvel at the Paul Revere Statue and immerse yourself in the stories of the Boston Tea Party. Friendly reminder that if you’re interested in visiting the Public Garden, be sure to schedule a trip before the 3-Day begins as it is not accessible on event. 

For a touch of whimsy, make a stop at the Hood Milk Bottle, a unique landmark that is sure to bring a smile to your face as you head toward the Finish Line Festival. Continue your walk through South Boston, affectionately known as “Southie”, and make a stop at the local favorite L Street Tavern made famous by the movie Good Will Hunting. Pass by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library where you can learn about JFK’s inspiring leadership and steep yourself in the exhibits.  

As you complete your New England 3-Day journey through Boston, you will have experienced the city’s historical charm, vibrant neighborhoods and notable attractions. From the cobbled streets of Harvard Square to the fabled Fenway Park, each step will reveal a new facet of this captivating city. Boston’s rich backstory and warm hospitality will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. So, lace up your walking shoes and get ready for an unforgettable adventure through the heart of New England. While you’re out on the route this year, don’t forget to take plenty of pictures and post using the hashtag #NE3Day for a chance to be featured on our social media!  

What are you looking forward to experiencing most at the 2023 New England 3-Day?