Somerville Boathouse Course

The Blessing of the Bay Boathouse is located on the south shore of the Mystic River in the Ten Hills section of Somerville one half mile SW of the McGrath Highway bridge.
The start and finish of the 2.49 mile Cross Country course is on a paved surface just to the West of the parking lot.
Runners follow a (mostly) paved path as it circles the river basin to the right, west to the Rt 16 bridge, Right across the river toward the Meadow Glenn Mall, Right along Rt 16 and into the Torbert MacDonald park, along the river shore, Right again on the path through the reeds, emerge at the McGrath Highway and take a right across the river, Right onto the path along the river shore and then rejoin the sidewalk to return to the finish just past the Boathouse.


From the North:
Travel South on the McGrath Highway. Take first Right immediately after crossing river and follow road as it curves to the left after which you will see the Boathouse and parking on the Right.
From the South:
Take Temple St North to Mystic Ave, pass under Rt 93 at the Light and then take an immediate Left. Proceed one block and the Boathouse and parking will be ahead and slightly to the Right.

Somerville HS and location of the Boathouse XC course