Neponset River Greenway Spring Ride
From Paul's Bridge at the Milton Readville line, we'll follow the
bike lanes on Truman Parkway north along the
Neponset River, then cut through Milton along the river to the first section
of the Neponset Trail, which we'll follow to Tenean Beach in Dorchester.
We'll follow the route of the future Dorchester Coast Trail to
Columbia Point, where we'll pick up the existing paved path along
Boston Harbor past UMass/Boston, the Kennedy Library, and the
Harbor Point Apartments to Carson Beach and Castle Island.
Then we'll head back through South Boston and Malibu Beach
to Freeport St., where we'll head through Dorchester to Adams St.
and paths through Dorchester Park. We'll cross the Neponset on
Dorchester Ave and Adams St. and follow Eliot St. above the trail
to Central Ave., where we'll cross back to Boston and take River
St. to Mattapan Square, where we'll pick up the Truman Parkway stretch
of the trail and follow it south to the starting point.
Trolleys and bikes along the High-Speed Line
Maps and Cue sheet
BicycleRide south from Forest Hills on Hyde Park Ave. to Readville, then turn left on the Neponset Valley Parkway to Brush Hill Rd. just after crossing the Neponset River. From the eastern part of Boston, get to Mattapan Square and follow Brush Hill Rd south by forking left from Truman Parkway in Milton.
MBTAYou can take your bike on T rapid transit lines and bus lines, (none of which go to today's ride), for no extra charge. Details are on the MBTA website.
From Forest Hills (Orange Line):
CarTake the Route 138 exit from Route 128/93N, and go north to Brush Hill Rd. Turn left using a right turn through a jug handle.
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You can turn around at Mattapan Square or Dorchester Lower Mills. The closest T station to most of the ride is Ashmont on the Red Line, but it is a hike.