Love labyrinths? This summer, you can join the Labyrinth Guild of New England to walk the labyrinth at the Armenian Heritage Park on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. This beautifully designed labyrinth, the only one on public land in the Northeast, is paved in granite set into the lawn, with a water fountain at its center.
If you’ve never seen a labyrinth, these geometric paths have historical roots going back to ancient Crete and medieval Europe. They are used by some people as tools for healing and meditation, while others just enjoy the contemplative experience of walking the winding route. Some people move quickly, others slowly; some are goal-oriented, others meandering. Truly, a labyrinth can be anything you want it to be!
Dates for the labyrinth walk are Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. on June 4, July 2, Aug. 6, Sept. 3, and Oct. 1; and Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. on June 18, July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 17 and Oct. 15.
The labyrinth is also open to passersby at any time of day, so if you’re sightseeing in the North End or visiting Faneuil Hall, stop by and check it out. In addition to the labyrinth, the Armenian Heritage Park includes an abstract sculpture celebrating the immigrants from all over the world who have made Boston their home. With plenty of seating, the park is a popular spot for a lunch break on a summer day. It’s easy to get there from the Kendall Hotel by subway – just ask us for directions!