Upper Falls Riverwalk
Formerly called the Charles River Pathway Conservation Area.
Field with crabapple trees, wildflowers, and mowed path paralleling the Charles River. The Riverwalk leaves Conservation Commission land and continues on a conservation restriction path alongside condos. In 2022, a stairway was built at the end of the Riverwalk to connect to the Upper Falls Greenway.
Size: 1.5 acres Longest Walk: 0.5 miles Acquired: 1980
A Highly Unofficial Route on Connections to the Upper Falls Greenway
Along the Charles in Upper Falls
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Property acquired by the City of Newton, and named the Charles River Pathway.
Property renamed the Upper Falls Riverwalk.
Accessible Trails, Charles River Walk, Conservation Area, Cross Country Skiing, Meadow, Woods Trail
Newton Assessor’s Map ID: 51046 0013 and other parcels
The Riverwalk ends at an old railroad embankment. At the top of the embankment is the Upper Falls Greenway, a walking and biking trail that extends a mile towards Newton Highlands. The City of Newton is planning to build a set of stairs to connect the Riverwalk to the Greenway.
The Riverwalk may someday become part of the Blue Heron Trail
Adjacent to the conservation area is the Saco Lowell Shops Housing Historic District.
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