Neponset River Greenway, on the Boston and Milton shore of the Neponset River, is a miles-long, waterfront multi-use trail.
In the works since 1986, a new 15-acre park overlooking the river in the Port Norfolk neighborhood of Dorchester becomes official.
DCR breaks ground on the Neponset Greenway Bike Trail's "missing link" between Mattapan Square and Central Avenue in Milton.
After years of waiting, the Farnham-Connolly State Park (AKA the Canton Airport) is finally open, offering access to a lovely six acre passive use park off Neponset Street in Canton, and 232 acres of beautiful freshwater marshes and wetland habitats along the Neponset River.
Neponset River Watershed Association publishes several publications, each year. From reports to newsletters, letters, and the Annual Report.
The Neponset River Reservation runs alongside the Neponset Estuary – from the river’s mouth between Squantum Point in Quincy and the colorful gas tank in Dorchester, and upstream along the freshwater section of the river, to the Fowl Meadow (view a map). From tidal marshes and creeks, to freshwater river surrounded by buildings, roads, woods, […]
The Quincy RiverWalk is a 2 mile-long public walkway along the Neponset River shore that officially opened on September 30, 2014. The Watershed Association and other Greenway advocates worked together for almost 10 years to create this public trail along the Quincy shore of the Neponset River. The upstream terminus of the Quincy RiverWalk is […]
The Fowl Meadow is a large tract of wetland which meanders 7.2 miles through Norwood, Canton, Westwood, Dedham, Milton, Sharon and Hyde Park. The Fowl Meadow almost was paved over in 1967 when the state proposed to extend Interstate 95, an eight-lane highway, all the way into Boston instead of ending at Route 128 (as […]
Areas of undeveloped land are key to maintaining the health and function of the Neponset River Watershed, its biodiversity, community character, public recreation opportunities, and public well-being, and we advocate for the acquisition, protection, and public access of these lands. Click here to learn how we are expanding public access to the Watershed. Over […]
Forbes Woods is the 35+ acres of mature woods made up of six separate parcels that sit behind the marsh on the Milton side of the Estuary. It is visible from the expressway as you drive south past the Granite Ave exit. The woods are home to two state champion trees: the largest black […]
Expanding public access to the Neponset Watershed and River is an important way to share the beauty of the landscape and grow a coalition of stewards to protect the area. Our most extensive work has been to increase access along the lower Neponset River and Estuary in Mattapan, Dorchester, Milton, and Quincy. Neponset River Greenway […]