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
pick up the Neponset Trail at Mattapan Station, taking it 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, Castle Island, and lunch at Sullivan's.
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 take the new part of the trail over the
Harvest River and Canopy Bridges to Mattapan Square,
crossing Blue Hill Ave. in Milton to follow the Neponset Trail along
Truman Parkway almost all of the way back 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, (Orange Line to Forest Hills, then #32 bus to Walcott Square), 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 stations to most of the ride are Ashmont and Savin Hill on the Red Line, but it can be a hike.