A Loop Along the Aqueducts


This page describes an 8-mile loop beginning and ending in Newton Centre. It covers both aqueducts, and makes the connection between them by walking on the trail and road shoulder along Quinobequin Road.

The entire route can be walked (or mostly bicycled) in either direction. A detailed description of the counter-clockwise direction starts below.

Many shorter variations are also possible, taking advantage of the fact that the D-Riverside branch of the MBTA Green Line crosses or is close to both aqueducts at the Newton Centre, Eliot, and Waban stations.

Start at
Finish at
Length
Map of Starting Point
Centre Street and Tyler Terrace
Waban Station
2.5 miles
Centre Street and Tyler Terrace
Eliot Station
6.3 miles
Waban Station
Eliot Station
3.8 miles
Waban Station
Centre Street and Tyler Terrace
5.7 miles
Eliot Station
Centre Street and Tyler Terrace
1.9 miles

 

Maps of the full route:

Printable Aqueducts map

On this online map, you can choose to show the route on a different base map by clicking one of the buttons at the upper right corner as shown in this image:

Photos