Watertown-Cambridge Greenway

Massachusetts

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Watertown-Cambridge Greenway Facts

States: Massachusetts
Counties: Middlesex
Length: 2 miles
Trail end points: School St & Arsenal St (Watertown) and 250 Fresh Pond Pkwy (Cambridge)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 10603739

Watertown-Cambridge Greenway Description

Connecting the cities of Watertown and Cambridge, the 2-mile 12ft-wide paved Greenway runs along the former corridor of the B&M Railroad’s Watertown Branch. The southern end of this multi-use trail begins in a busy shopping area on the site of a former U.S. Army arsenal. Trees separate the trail from nearby offices and stores. 

Shielded by trees, the trail curves north though a mix of residential and commercial areas in East Watertown and West Cambridge. There are several tunnels along the route, allowing you to stay on the trail and avoid crossing busy roads. After travelling under Huron Ave, the trail enters the Fresh Pond Reservation, passing under the leafy tree canopy and hugging the eastern edge of the Fresh Pond. The Fresh Pond Reservation is home to a number of recreational areas and facilities, including quite a few parks. Kingsley Park, Butterfly Meadow, and the Fresh Pond Reservation Dog Park (which has a sandy dog-friendly beach and pond access) to name a few. 

The Watertown-Cambridge Greenway ends by the Fresh Pond Reservation and Cambridge Water Department buildings, where it connects with the Fresh Pond Bikeway.

Looking for another nearby trails or a longer adventure? The south end of the trail is close to the Dr. Paul Dudley White Path, which runs along the Charles River to Boston and Waltham. 

As an alternative travel option for both commuters and recreational users, the Watertown-Cambridge Greenway offers an accessible and pleasant experience in nature. 

Parking and Trail Access

The closest public parking lot for the south end of the trail is at Arsenal Park (485 Arsenal St). At the north end of the trail, parking is available at a lot in the Fresh Pond Reservation (250 Fresh Pond Pkwy). 

Watertown-Cambridge Greenway Reviews

short but great trail

It’s a nice short trail, and I don’t think many people know about it.

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