UMass Boston Harbor Walk Grace Trail

Welcome UMASS
Gratitude Sign
Acceptance Sign
Challenge Sign
Embrace Sign

“We wanted to create a trail that not only our diverse community of UMass Boston students, faculty, and staff could identify with, but also one that would be useful to the surrounding community residents who utilize the Harborwalk.”

Linda Chiofar (co-facilitator of the installation of this Grace Trail) Lecturer, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Health Promotion Specialist, University Health Services UMBoston

“The success of this project is due to the energy, enthusiasm and excitement our partners had for this project, as well as the countless volunteer hours,” “We had true collaborators from each agency, people were willing to lend their time, skills, expertise, and feedback to make this happen.”

Sarah Camhi (co- facilitator of the installation of this Grace Trail and faculty member at UMBoston at time of installation), Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of San Francisco

The UMass Boston Harborwalk Grace Trail® was built by University of Massachusetts Boston students, staff, and faculty, as well as the Harbor Point community, for the enjoyment of our campus and surrounding neighborhoods.

UMass Boston’s Harbor Walk GRACE Trail provides a stress reducing and health promoting opportunity for individuals to complete a mindful walk. The trail includes maps, information, reflective questions, and small decorated cairns strategically placed along the trail to encourage personal growth and healing for a diverse community. Goals are to connect the Harbor Point community with a public trail that promotes increasing physical activity and mindfulness, add a stress management tool for students to support their academic success, and add official distance markers that coincide with the GRACE Trail to enhance its use for health, fitness, and wellness.

This trail embraces the perimeter of  the campus along the harbor from the most beautiful Boston setting and most inspirational views possible. The energy of the harbor, the skyline, the harbor islands and all the wonderful people walking, feed your vitality and sense of curiosity.

100 William T Morrissey Blvd,
Boston, MA 02125

What if you could ask some powerful questions from an inspirational point on earth . . .

Would your answers be different?

Well, you are sure to find out when you walk this Trail!


Organizations involved in making this Grace Trail a reality

This Grace Trail® has been installed under a license agreement from Grace Trail, Inc.

University of Mass Boston:

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
JFK Library shares the Challenge sign, and courage, with us on Grace Trail.
Listen to audio for each sign here:

Boston Harbor Walk:

Friends of the Boston Harbor Walk:

Dept of Conservation and Recreation:

Boston Planning and Development Agency:

Grace Trail Gallery

Exciting news - Anne’s bi-monthly ‘Message of Hope’ email series is transitioning into a video podcast Tales from the Trail. This podcast will include real life stories sent from our Grace Trail community about their own lives, and which Anne will read or highlight on a video episode. Anne's first video will tell a compelling Grace Trail user story and we encourage you to watch this informative episode on YouTube by clicking the “Tales from the Trail” button here or provide us with your email address in the link below. If you would like Anne to consider or present your own story on our channel, please email us your story in the page button right here. Thank you for watching our videos and please support the Grace Trail with your likes, subscriptions and ‘turn on notifications’ on YouTube so you never miss our episodes!