Saturday, June 23, 2012
South Boston, MA
Join hundreds on this beautiful morning as we walk a 2.5 mile loop around Castle Island to show support for autism awareness and the 1 in 88 now affected. Walk proceeds benefit NAA’s programs serving the autism community.
On-Site Registration: 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Walk: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
The walk starting point is to the right of the Castle (Fort Independence); look for the blue and white balloons and the registration table.
Water will be provided for thirsty walkers, there are bathroom facilities on the Island, two playgrounds for the kids. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch or buy food and drinks from Sullivan’s to enjoy afterwards. The Castle (Fort Independence) will open for free tours starting at 12:00pm.
The first fort on Castle Island was built in 1634 for the coastal defense of Boston. Fort Independence, a pentagonal five-bastioned fort built between 1834 and 1851, is Castle Island’s 8th fort and was built with granite from the quarries in Rockport, MA.
Castle Island Park; William J Day Blvd; South Boston, MA.
From the North or South, take Exit 15 – Columbia Rd, off the South East Expressway.
From South, turn right onto Columbia Rd; from the North you’ll turn left. Follow the road along the water to the end of the road – Castle Island.