Neponset Greenway Trail

Neponset River Greenway, on the Boston and Milton shore of the Neponset River, is a miles-long, waterfront multi-use trail.

The Neponset River Greenway Trail is an all-season, multi-use, asphalt path that can be enjoyed any time of the year. It’s great for walking, jogging, or biking. Suitable for all ages and abilities, and is handicap accessible.

  • Length: 8.2 miles
  • Trail end points: Tenean Beach at Conley St. and I-93/MA 3/US 1 (Dorchester) and Brush Hill Road and Neponset Valley Pkwy. (Readville)
  • Parking: There is free parking at the mid-way point of the trail at DCR Neponset Park, at the corner of Granite Ave. and Hilltop St. (Entrance to the park is on Hilltop St.) Paid parking is available along the trail at the Milton MBTA stop, 1 Adams St., and the Mattapan MBTA parking lot at 500 River St.

Uniting the communities of Dorchester, Hyde Park, Mattapan, and Milton, the trail connects a series of public parks and provides an exciting opportunity to appreciate the outdoors in an otherwise urban area.

Parks and reservations in the Greenway include the Neponset Reservation, Dorchester Shores Reservation, Pope John Paul II Park, Neponset Park, Senator Joseph Finnegan Park, and various parcels of marshland, meadow, hills, and more. Learn more.