Editor's Note:The Charles River Path is in two sections. Unfortunately, the only connection between them now requires navigating several large parking lots along Wells Avenue, as shown on the DCR map of the area. The Conservators supports action by the City of Newton and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to close this gap, permitting a continuous walk through parkland from Nahanton Park to Millennium Park. This walk covers only the southern section.
The walk begins at the end of Sawmill Brook Parkway. From Dedham Street, turn onto Wiswall Road and proceed to the end. Turn left one block to Sawmill Brook Parkway. Park on the street. Walk to where the road ends, at the entrance to the Charles River Path.
Walk straight ahead as you enter the park. Follow the path for a while, as it turns right and then approaches a soccer field. Turn left into the woods before you reach the soccer field.
Continue straight through a "T" intersection.
Keep right at a fork.
The path reaches the Charles River.
Retrace your steps to where you first entered the park.