A non-profit citizens' group advocating for Newton's open spaces
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is proposing to build a multi-use (bicycle and pedestrian) trail system to run from the Pony Truss Trail south to Quinobequin Road,
On September 22, 2020, Massachusetts DCR officials presented the results of a preliminary study entitled Lower Falls Shared-Use Trail Feasibility Study. View the meeting presentation. The proposed trail would start
In September 2020, work was completed to reconstruct the Pony Truss Trail along the Charles River opposite Riverside Park.
In 2018, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) opened a new $1.5 million footbridge over the Charles River, just upstream from Watertown Dam. The bridge connects the north and
The DCR Blue Heron Trail will someday extend from the Charles River Reservation at Watertown Square to Millennium Park in Boston’s West Roxbury neighborhood. Large portions of the trail are
Conservators website manager Dan Brody has been taking pictures of the Charles River for quite a few years. While the Charles hasn’t yet attained the Environmental Protection Agency’s goal of
by Alison Leary I live an easy walk from the Charles River Path, between Bridge Street and Watertown Square, and that is my green space in an otherwise urban setting.
This drawing, by an artist named Jack Frost, appears in his 1938 book Fancy This: A New England Sketchbook. The drawing is entitled “The Only Rolling Dam in the Country.”
Win a free one-year Conservators membership for yourself or a friend. This will be a two-part contest. Part 1: Take a photo showing the Charles River that you took from
In December 2015, a key link in the Charles River Greenway in Waltham was opened, allowing hikers and bikers to travel off-road from Boston all the way to Moody Street
A section of the DCR Blue Heron Trail extends from the Moody Street Bridge in Waltham south to DCR’s Forest Grove Reservation, which in turn connects to Auburndale Park in
“Flora and Fauna of the Charles River” celebrates the Charles River with a virtual walk along the one-mile stretch of the river from Watertown Square to Bridge Street. For the
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