The Trustees of Reservations
Ride the Neponset River Greenway
9:00 am, Saturday, September 29, 2007

This ride follows the existing Neponset Trail and connections it will eventually make to Castle Island and the Blue Hills. The ride starts and ends at Pope John Paul II Park in Dorchester, heading south to Readville in Hyde Park, then north to Castle Island in South Boston and back to the starting point.
[Photos from this ride]

Someday the Harborwalk will really connect to downtown boston


  • Where: Meet at the Hallet St. entrance to Pope John Paul II Park in Dorchester.
  • When: Departing at 9:00 am, Saturday, September 29, 2007
  • Distance: 28 miles.
  • Pace: Medium, averaging less than 10 MPH, counting stops.
  • Terrain: Mostly flat.
  • Route: Mixture of on-road (50%) and shared-use path (50%).
  • Leader: Doug Mink

Maps and Cue sheet

route map

Getting There


Ride south on Morrissey Blvd. to Neponset Circle and turn right on Gallivan Blvd, then left on Hallet St. to park, or go south on Dorchester Ave., left on Adams St. at Fields Corner, then straight onto Granite Ave., turning left on the Neponset Trail before crossing the river, or simply follow the Neponset Trail from the west.


There is no easy way to get to the start on public transit, though you could take the Red Line to Fields Corner and follow Adams St. south


Take the Neponset Circle exit from the Southeast Expressway southbound. There is a parking lot inside the park at the end of Hallet St.

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Bailout points

You can turn around at Columiba Point. The closest T station to the northern part of the ride is Umass on the Red Line, but it can be a hike. On the southern stretch, we parallel the Ashmont-Mattapan trolley a lot, but it does not carry bikes (yet!).