Neponset District

Open year-round, dawn to dusk. At Squantum Point, visitors can see the Boston skyline across the harbor and dozens of species of wild birds in the park. The park was originally used as a Naval airfield. It was also once the home of the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, which built destroyers for the Navy. The DCR developed the site as a waterfront park with financial support from The National Grid, while maintaining both its bird habitat and the traces of its aviation history. The park officially opened to the public in June, 2001, and it is now a popular spot to watch the birds and take in the spectacular views of the harbor.

The Quincy RiverWalk, part of the Neponset River Reservation, provides a 2 mile trail along the Quincy side of the Neponset River Estuary, from the Gazebo at Adams Inn to Squantum Point in DCR’s Squantum Point Park. Both of these terminuses provide spectacular views of the estuary and, in the case of Squantum Point, of the City of Boston. Further additions to the Quincy RiverWalk are still being planned (as of Sept. 2014).

Trail Map

Neponset River Greenway Map TNF  pdf format of Neponset River Greenway Map TNF

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Park Directions

MBTA: Take the Red Line (Braintree branch) to the North Quincy Station. Squantum Point Park is accessible from the #211 bus route.

By Car: Take US-1 South to exit 12, Rt 3A South. Continue over the Neponset Bridge onto Quincy Shore Drive and bear left on East Squantum Street. Turn left and take Victory Road into the Squantum Point parking lot

Recreational Opportunities