Charles River Path – Quinobequin Road
Guidebook Section: Other
Wooded trail along Charles River shoreline. Signs of beaver activity. Trail crosses several small streams via bridges and logs. Trail may be impassible in summer due to poison ivy.
Size: 1.5 miles of shoreline
Longest Walk: 3 mile round trip
A Loop Along the Aqueducts
Owner & Administrator Websites
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before the arrival of Europeans
Native Americans named the river Quinobequin, which means “meandering.”
The British explorer, Sir John Smith, mapped the river, and later presented the map to King Charles I, who renamed it after himself.
Prior to 1917
Commission acquires land along the Charles between Hemlock Gorge and Newton Lower Falls (view 1917 map)
Birding, Charles River Walk, Scenic View, Woods Trail
Newton Assessor’s Map ID: 55055 0001 and other parcels
A website about this trail created by Melissa Moody
2011 reports on trail changes:
- Newton Conservation Commission mars Quinobequin Road riverside trails (6/23)
- Residents upset over new walking trail in Waban (6/28)
- Wetlands protection and the Quinobequin Road walking trail (6/29)
DCR plans for the trail (2011; report is erroneously dated 2001)