Oct. 8 – Mother Brook Historical Walking Tour, Dedham

Sat., Oct. 8 from 10 am-noon

Meet at the Mother Brook Arts & Community Center, 123 High St, Dedham.

There is plenty of free parking available.

Join Dedham historians and NepRWA board members to learn about Mother Brook, part of the oldest water power system in North America. When Dedham settlers in 1641 completed a canal linking Mother Brook and the Charles River, it provided water power for new gristmills.

As we walk along Mother Brook, we’ll view historic markers for the first mill site, see the dam, look upstream across the mill pond to the second mill site, and view the Sawmill Lane bridge.

The Walking Route

From the Arts Center, we will walk to the historic site at Condon Park, back to Sawmill Lane, and then back to the Arts Center. This route is approximately .08 miles.

Time permitting, and based on interest, we may add a side trip up to Gould Park, which would make the trip about 1.25 miles.

Presented by the Dedham Library, Dedham Museum & Archive, and Neponset River Watershed Association

Please register so we know to wait for you!

This event is free & open to the public. All ages are welcome. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring drinking water.


Any questions, please email NepRWA Outreach Director, Nancy Fyler at fyler@neponset.org

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