Leo J. Martin Golf Course and Riverside Park

Guidebook Section: West



Located in Newton and Weston

Other maps and aerial photos:
Newton Assessor

Connects to:
Riverside Greenway (Proposed)


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 and refreshments.

The Riverside Park and canoe launch is at the end of Recreation Road.


Size: 18 holes

Longest Walk: 0.3 miles in Riverside Park; 3 to 4 mile walks on rough trails

Longer Walks that include this property:
Riverside Walk All Year
Riverside Walk Winter Loop

Owner & Administrator Websites

Photo Gallery

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Leo J. Martin Golf Course and Riverside Park Map



Boat Launch, Charles River Walk, Cross Country Skiing

Additional Information

Newton Assessor’s Map ID: 42026 0003 and other parcels in Newton and Weston


Weston Ski Track
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.

Trail and Development Proposals:

Proposals to restore bridges and build trails along the Charles

Two Bridges Trail proposal

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