Monday, January 24, 2011

End of the Road

From Dave Brigham:

Old Route 128, Blue Hills #3

Ever since discovering this abandoned section of old Route 128 in the Blue Hills Reservation in Milton, MA, during a mountain bike trek several years ago, I've wanted to get back and take some pictures. OK, that's an exaggeration. I have long wanted to get back to the site. But only since starting this blog last March have I wanted to take pictures. I finally made the half-hour trip there with my daughter this past fall.

I didn't do enough mapping homework in advance, and ended up having to carry my 3-year-old daughter for a good distance through the woods to find the old road. Once we found it, however, she was more than happy to jump out of my arms and walk along, mugging for the camera. From what I've learned online, state road crews have used the old highway for striping practice, evidence of which can be seen here.

Old Route 128, Blue Hills #2

This is the end. Or the beginning. Take your choice.

Old Route 128, Blue Hills #1


  1. Found this road today (6/10/2012) as Newbie Mountain Biker(Seasoned Roadie-Racer). Was pretty odd to find an abandoned road right next to 128. Who'da Thunk?

  2. I was so intrigued by this the first time I stumbled across it several years ago. Glad to see somebody else enjoying it, too!