UMass Boston Harbor Walk Grace Trail®

Imagine a peninsula extending into Boston Harbor with the University of Massachusetts and John F. Kennedy Presidential Library on it, all wrapped snuggly by the Boston Harbor Walk and Grace Trail. This Custom Grace Trail includes audio (QR codes on signs) from UMB professors and Executive Director of JFK Library.

What if you could ask some powerful questions from an inspirational point on earth . . . Would your answers be different? … Well, you’ll find out when you walk this trail!

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.

UMass Boston Harborwalk Grace Trail® has been installed under a license Agreement from Grace Trail, Inc.

If you are interested in creating your own Custom Grace Trail then please fill out this questionnaire and we will get back to you!

100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125

Grace Trail Gallery

“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

Organizations

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

https://www.jfklibrary.org

JFK Library shares the Challenge sign, and courage, with us on Grace Trail. Listen to audio for each sign here: https://www.umb.edu/gracetrail

Friends of the Boston Harbor Walk

https://www.bostonharbornow.org/get-involved/fohw

Boston Planning and Development Agency

http://www.bostonplans.org