Riverside Walk Winter Loop


This walk is not suitable for young children, because it covers several unofficial trails, including some scrambling over a brush-covered former railroad bed, as well as walking along a busy road.

The route goes through the Leo J. Martin Golf Course, which is not open to walkers during the golf season. So this route should be used only from December through March. See this page for an alternate route that can be walked all year long.

In winter, the golf course becomes the Weston Ski Track. Walkers are welcome, but don’t walk on any groomed ski tracks. Doing this would wreck the tracks for skiers.


This loop walk is about 3 miles long. Part of the walk is through Riverside Park and the Leo J. Martin Golf Course, with an extension across the Lower Falls Footbridge.

Part of this walk follows the abandoned railroad right-of-way that runs from Riverside Park south to the Lower Falls Footbridge. DCR has proposed turning this path into a new trail, shown as the “Riverside Rail Trail” on this map:


Pony Truss Trail Rebuilt

DCR Proposal for Trail in Lower Falls

Newsletter articles about these proposed trails

Two Bridges Trail update, December 2017

Proposed Riverside Greenway


The route description below starts from the golf course parking lot. You can also start from the parking lot on Recreation Road, just before the 1-mile mark on the map below.

Printable map

Online map