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The Riverway

The Riverway

The Riverway

Look for a great blue heron at water’s edge Run or bike on shaded paths along the river Cross the bridges over former carriage roads Take a break on a bench at the historic Round House

The Riverway, which serves as a border between Boston and Brookline, is a narrow 34-acre park with paths that follow the meandering course of the Muddy River. It winds past internationally known medical, cultural and educational institutions. With more than 100,000 plantings, this park was designed by Olmsted to look like it had always been there, a natural, not man-made, landscape. It is also home to some of the most beautiful bridges in the Emerald Necklace, many designed by the firm of H.H. Richardson, the famed 19th-century architect responsible for Trinity Church in Copley Square. It contains the historic Bridle Path, once used by equestrians, as well as a beautiful stone gazebo at the Chapel Street Bridge.

  • MBTA Trains
  • Green D Line: Longwood
  • Green E Line: Riverway

  • MBTA Buses
  • 8, 9,19, 47, 60, 65 – Pilgrim Road
 & Brookline Avenue
  • 35, 38, 39, 192 – S. Huntington & Huntington Avenue
  • 678 – Brookline Avenue opp. Pearl Street
  • 60, 65 – Brookline Avenue opp. Aspinwall Avenue
  • 60, 65 – Brookline Avenue & Francis Street
What you’ll find in The Riverway
  • Seasonal Activities
  • Spring/Summer/FallBirding, Biking, Running, Walking
  • WinterBirding, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Winter Walks, Biking, Running
  • Park Features
  • Gazebo at the Chapel Street Bridge
  • Round House Shelter
  • Olmsted’s stone bridges
  • Bridle Path
  • Walking / biking trails
  • Open space for picnics
  • Dogs on leash allowed

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