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 2021, a stairway is being 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



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Charles River Walk, Conservation Area, Cross Country Skiing, Meadow, Woods Trail

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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. In 2021, the City of Newton is building 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.