Open year-round, dawn to dusk. The
Lower Neponset River Trail follows the path of a former railroad
bed along the shore of the Neponset River. Traversing a rich variety
of historical and ecological contexts, the 2.4 mile path serves
to link the Neponset area to the larger network of DCR trails. The
trail currently stretches from the historic Port Norfolk neighborhood
in Dorchester, through Pope John Paul II Park,
across Granite Avenue through the Neponset Marshes, and through
the Lower Mills area to Central Avenue in Milton. In the future
connections are planned from Central Avenue to Mattapan and from
Port Norfolk to Commercial Point, linking to existing trails to
MBTA: The trail is adjacent to the Butler, Milton Village, and Central
Avenue Red Line
stations (Ashmont Branch).
By Car: Parking for the trail is available at Pope John Paul II Park.