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Try Us Out!

Red Herring Morris is an adult, mixed team, which means that men and women (including high-schoolers who are comfortable socializing with adults) are welcome to give us a try. Like many Boston-area morris teams, Red Herring Morris has a no obligation, three-month trial period for new recruits before inviting them to become full members of the team.

Red Herring Morris practices on most Wednesday evenings in September through May from 8:00-9:30pm in the basement of the Payson Park Church, 365 Belmont Street, Belmont, Mass.

Directions to Practice

Here's a Google map of our practice location:

Here is a picture of the church, from their web site:

picture of Payson Park Church

To find us, go in the red door at the far left of this picture, and down the stairs to the basement. We practice in the gymnasium.


Here are directions:

From Boston

  • Find your way to the Fresh Pond Parkway. This is the continuation of Memorial Drive westbound. To get to the Fresh Pond Parkway:
    • From I-93 or downtown, get on Storrow Drive westbound.
    • From Storrow Drive/Soldier's Field Road westbound (from downtown Boston), bear right after the Harvard Square exit, cross the bridge over the Charles River, and bear right again.
    • From the Mass Pike (I-90), take Exit 18 (Allston/Cambridge). (There's a faster way from Exit 17 (Newton Corner), but it's more complicated.) Follow signs to Cambridge. Immediately after you cross the bridge over the Charles River, turn left onto Memorial Drive westbound.
  • Bear left onto Mt. Auburn Street.
  • Look for a big shopping center (Star Market) on your right. Turn right immediately after shopping center onto Belmont Street. (It's a slightly-less-than-90-degree turn.)
  • Continue on Belmont Street for several blocks.
  • The Payson Park Church is a large gray castle-like church on your right. It's directly across the street from the Oakley Country Club.
  • If you get to Cushing Square (a 5-way intersection), you've gone about half a mile too far.
  • Park on either side of the street in front of the church, and go side and down the stairs. We practice in the gym, which is in the basement.

From I-95/Rte. 128

  • Get off at Exit 28a, Trapelo Road, heading towards Belmont.
  • Take Trapelo Road for about 4-5 miles, through roughly 15 traffic lights. Some of the road will be bucolic; some of it will be busy with stores.
  • You're almost there when you get to Cushing Square, where you'll find a Starbucks on your right, a Brigham's also on your right, and a white clapboard church (Our Lady of Mercy) on your left.
  • At the traffic light about 1/4 mile after Cushing Square, Trapelo Road becomes the continuation of Belmont Street, but you probably won't notice.
  • The Payson Park Church is a large gray castle-like church on your left, about 1/4 mile after Trapelo Road joins Belmont Street, and about 1/2 mile after Cushing Square. The church is directly across the street from the Oakley Country Club.
  • If you get to a "T" intersection at the end of the road, with a Star Market shopping center on the left, you went about 3/4 mile too far.
  • Park on either side of the street in front of the church, and go inside and down the stairs. We practice in the gym, which is in the basement.

By Public Transit

The church is on the 73 bus line, which runs approximately every 7 minutes between Harvard Square in Cambridge and Waverly Square in Belmont. The 7:30pm and 7:42pm buses from Harvard Square arrive in time for practice.

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Last updated: 08/05/14 by Red Herring Morris
Date of access (today's date): 08/28/14

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