Newton Park and Conservation Lands
Leo J. Martin Golf Course and Riverside Park
LOCATION: Weston and Newton Lower Falls
Newton Conservators trail map (Buy a copy of our trail guide)
Location and driving directions on Google Maps:
Enter golf course from Park Road
Enter Riverside Park from Recreation Road via:
Exit 23 from Route 128/I-95 northbound
Other maps and aerial
photos: Newton Assessor Bing
SIZE: 18 holes
LONGEST WALK: 0.3 miles in Riverside Park;
3 to 4 mile walks on rough trails: all-year route winter-only route
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: DCR
Situated on the banks of the Charles River,
the Leo J. Martin Golf Course began play in the 1930's.
During the winter months, the course is transformed
into a commercially run cross-country ski area, with equipment rental
Park and canoe launch
is at the end of Recreation Road.
The headquarters of the Charles River Watershed Association is in the park.
State poised to take over Weston Ski Track (Boston Globe, 9/24/15)
Friends of Leo J. Martin Skiing
Leo J. Martin Memorial Golf Course offers a snack bar, pro shop, and instructional services.
Proposals to restore bridges and build trails along the Charles
Newsletter articles about these proposed trails
Reconstruction of a pedestrian bridge over the Charles in Newton Lower Falls
Proposed development of the Riverside MBTA Station
Improvements to pedestrian bridges and trails in Riverside Park
Fishing in Riverside Park