Comment by Oct. 6 on DCR Proposal for Trail in Lower Falls

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

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Pony Truss Trail Rebuilt

In September 2020, work was completed to reconstruct the Pony Truss Trail along the Charles River opposite Riverside Park.

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A New Footbridge Over the Charles

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

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Blue Heron Trail: Current and Future Links

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

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The Charles River in the 1970s

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

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Charles River Path

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.

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Bemis Dam

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.”

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September 2017: Identify This Place

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

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Charles River Greenway link completed

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

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The Blue Heron Trail in Waltham

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

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Great Blue Heron

Flora and Fauna of the Charles River

“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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New Pedestrian Bridges and Trails in Riverside Park

Riverside Park is a small DCR property located mostly in Weston, between the Riverside MBTA station and the Martin Golf Course. For many years, the two pedestrian bridges that crossed

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