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Lower Neponset River Trail
Neponset Trail east of Shawmut underpass in August 2016.JPG
Neponset Trail east of Shawmut underpass in 2016
Length2.4 mi (3.9 km)
Location Dorchester, Massachusetts to Milton, Massachusetts
TrailheadsPort Norfolk, Dorchester;
Central Avenue, Milton
( 42°16′12″N 71°04′24″W / 42.269965°N 71.073249°W / 42.269965; -71.073249
LOWER NEPONSET RIVER TRAIL Latitude and Longitude:

42°16′12″N 71°04′24″W / 42.269965°N 71.073249°W / 42.269965; -71.073249
UseHiking, bicycling
Hiking details
SightsMarsh, mills

The Lower Neponset River Trail is a 2.4-mile-long (3.9 km) rail trail running along the Neponset River in the Dorchester section of Boston, Massachusetts. [1] It roughly follows the path of the eastern part of the Dorchester and Milton Branch Railroad from the Port Norfolk neighborhood in Dorchester to the Central Avenue T Station in Milton, [2] passing through Pope John Paul II Park, the Neponset Marshes, and the Lower Mills area. [3]


  1. ^ Frieswick, Kris (2006). The Cheap Bastard's Guide to Boston. Globe Pequot Press. p. 167. ISBN  978-0-7627-4280-6. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
  2. ^ "Neponset River Trail". Boston HarborWalk. Boston Harbor Association. Archived from the original on May 24, 2011. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "Lower Neponset River Trail". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Department of Conservation and Recreation. Retrieved September 1, 2015.

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