Neponset Greenway Spring Bike Ride
Saturday, March 19, 2016

Celebrate the astronomical end of winter with a bike ride along Boston Harbor and the Neponset River Greenway from Castle Island to Paul's Bridge and back. We'll be especially interested in looking at the sections where construction is currently going on between the current trail loose ends in Milton and Mattapan. We'll be riding on moderate terrain with very little climbing for a distance of a bit over 25 miles.

This ride is sponsored by the Neponset River Greenway Council.
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2011 cyclists overlooking the Lower Mills power plant


route map

Getting There


The Boston Harborwalk passes through Castle Island. Or take Summer St. to L St. across South Boston to Day Blvd. and turn left on either the road or the parallel sidewalk.


The closest Red Line stop is Andrew Square. MBTA Bikes on the T details are on the MBTA website.

From Andrew Station (Red Line):

  1. From Andrew Square, take Preble St. east.
  2. Where Preble St. ends at the rotary, use the rotary or crosswalks to reach the Columbia Road side and pick up the path.
  3. Cross Day Blvd. by the L Street Beach and join the path there


Take the JFK exit from Rte. 3 and follow Day Blvd. to the end. Please consider carpooling to the ride.

Castle Island map
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Bailout points

You can turn around at Pope John Paul II Park or Mattapan Square. Because you cannot take your bike on the "High-Speed" (Ashmont-Mattapan) trolley line, the closest T station to most of the ride is Ashmont on the Red Line, but it is a hike. In Mattapan and Hyde Park, we'll be near bus lines with bike racks which can get you to a T station or maybe home. North of PJPII Park, the Savin Hill and Andrew Red Line stations are closest.