Neponset River and Ashmont Hill, Boston

Boston, Massachusetts 02118

Neponset River and Ashmont Hill, Boston

Neponset River and Ashmont Hill, Boston Professional Review and Guide

"A quiet river flows through a widening estuary to Boston Harbor, past riverfront communities and a public beach. This river—the Neponset—is a little-known sister of the larger Charles River. The two rivers could not be more different. Where the Charles is the focus of downtown and the universities, the Neponset flows past old chocolate mills and historic residential areas through one of the last remaining salt marshes and wildlife sanctuaries at the edge of Boston Harbor.

Along the river the Lower Neponset River Trail, a new 2.5-mile pathway built by the Metropolitan District Commission, follows the route of the former Dorchester & Milton Branch Railroad. Parts of the path are secluded—and the trail closes at dusk—so take a friend along and enjoy your walk in the daylight hours. Before you begin you may want to review the options for a return walk to help plan your visit."

Neponset River and Ashmont Hill, Boston Reviews

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5/25/2009
Simple trail on concrete with some decent river views. A little too simple. Great parks to play.
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Trail Information

Boston
Nearby City
Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility
2
Distance
Shuttle
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 - 3 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season

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Jul 2018