Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Bloom
When the first Spring blossoms have arrived and the trees start to turn green with immature shoots, then it’s time for me to visit the Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Founded in the 1830’s, many elite Bostonians are buried in the rolling 174 acres of this graveyard. Like many old cemeteries, Mt. Auburn is more of a park filled with historic and interesting memorials. Early May is one of the best times to visit when you can stroll and enjoy the mix of burgeoning color and partially bare trees.
The Mt. Auburn Cemetery is a short bus ride from Harvard Square in Cambridge. Nearby is the Sofra Bakery and Cafe, one of my favorite lunch spots in the city.