Friends of the Harborwalk

The Friends of the Boston Harborwalk is a volunteer organization affiliated with Boston Harbor Now. The Friends enhance the 43-mile Boston Harborwalk by hosting free monthly interpretive walking tours, leading cleanups and improving signage. For more information and to join the Friends, contact Mike Manning, Chair, at

Guided tours

Volunteers with the Friends lead monthly guided tours of the Harborwalk from Belle Isle Marsh in East Boston to the former Baker Chocolate Factory in lower Dorchester.  Tours typically run from 10 am to noon on Saturdays and begin and end near public transit.  To learn of upcoming tours, please join Boston Harbor Now’s email list.  If you are interested in developing and/or leading a tour, please contact Mike Manning, Chair, at

Harborwalk cleanups

Over the past four decades, thousands of volunteers have helped us clean up several hundred tons of litter from Boston’s waterfront, harbor and islands.  Please let us know if you are interested in hosting your volunteer group.  Typical cleanup events run from 10-12 am, followed by lunch.  For more information contact Jessica Martin at

Signage Committee

The Signage Committee’s goal is to encourage use and enjoyment of the 43-mile Harborwalk by residents and visitors. We are working closely with neighborhood partners to add engaging, stylistically consistent interpretive signs, to significantly enhance the Harborwalk’s connectivity and celebrate Boston’s waterfront history. The committee is also planning wayfinding signs at key “entry points” to the Harborwalk.  For more information contact Liz Nelson Weaver at