Neponset Greenway

New bridge over the Neponset: An aerial view of the Harvest River Bridge installation. Photo credit Juan Navarro The weather forecast looks promising for Saturday’s annual cleanup of the Neponset River and the surrounding estuary and walking paths. The... Read more
Mattapan Crossing and Canopy Walk: A section of the proposed Neponset Greenway is depicted in a plan prepared by the DCR.In a major disappointment to state officials and community activists, the US Department of Transportation has passed over a grant... Read more
A state proposal to build out several missing links in an existing waterfront trail from South Boston to the Blue Hills has been sent to Washington D.C. authorities— whose decision on whether to fund the project will likely make or break the long-awaited... Read more
The long process of mapping out a “missing link” on the Neponset Greenway between Mattapan Square and Lower Mills has been frustrating at times. There are still some serious hurdles to clear before actual work can begin on the riverside trail that is... Read more
Neponset Greenway: The Mattapan trolley stop at Central Ave, left. A proposed Greenway path would follow a route closer to the river, at right. Photo by Ed Forry As officials with the MBTA and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) seek a... Read more
The news this week that the MBTA has come out against a plan to route the next phase of the Neponset Greenway though its property in Mattapan Square is a deep disappointment for proponents of the Greenway and a potentially huge setback in the decades-long... Read more
(Updated, June 8, 4:45 p.m.) — The expansion of the popular Neponset Greenway trail hit a potentially fatal roadblock this week as two state agencies stood at odds over the creation of a grade crossing at the Mattapan Square T station that is essential to... Read more
The state's Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has begun resurfacing a section of the Neponset River Greenway this morning that will leave the section of pathway between Butler Street and Granite Avenue be closed for the next three days.... Read more
Greenway Council proposal: A proposal by the Neponset Greenway Council would include trail extensions on both sides on the river. A multi-use path along the Neponset River will not go through Milton’s Capen Street neighborhood under an agreement a state... Read more
It was a site to behold: A group of close to 50 people, many swatting at mosquitoes, brushing off leaves and twigs, and picking prickly seeds from their clothes stumbled out of the brush and back into civilization along River Street in Mattapan. This was... Read more


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