Tri-Community Greenway

Massachusetts

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Tri-Community Greenway Facts

States: Massachusetts
Counties: Middlesex
Length: 6.6 miles
Trail end points: Wedgemere MBTA Station, Bacon St (Winchester) and Recreation Park, Pleasant St and Gould St (Stoneham)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6016021
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Walking

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Tri-Community Greenway Description

The Tri-Community Greenway follows the route of the Boston and Lowell Railroad and its Stoneham Branch, originally built to serve Stoneham’s shoe factories and provide passenger service. The Greenway begins at Wedgemere MBTA station. In the first section, it travels between an active railroad and a park along the Aberjona River. In Winchester Center, the trail continues along the river, passing by stores and ponds. A spur route to Horn Pond intersects the trail near Spruce St. After Spruce St, there is a gap where you must bike on residential streets for about half a mile. The trail resumes at Irving St and continues to follow the Aberjona River, passing through forests. After crossing into Woburn, there is another gap.

The trail follows the Stoneham Branch railroad corridor starting at Central and Grape Streets in Woburn. It crosses under I-93 using a tunnel, then enters Stoneham. The trail circles around the center of Stoneham, providing access to many stores and parks. The Tri-Community Greenway ends at Gould St, across the street from Recreation Park.

Parking and Trail Access

To reach the south end of the Greenway, park at Wedgemere MBTA Station (25 Mystic Valley Pkwy, Winchester). At the north end, parking is available in a lot on Pleasant St between Spring St and William St in Stoneham. There is also parking at Pomeworth Field (12 Calthea St, Stoneham).

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