Watertown Linear Park Trail


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Watertown Linear Park Trail Facts

States: Massachusetts
Counties: Middlesex
Length: 0.3 miles
Trail end points: Waverley Ave (at the north end of Watertown Linear Park) and Winter St (by parking lot behind the Watertown Free Public Library)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 13236322


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Watertown Linear Park Trail Description

Winding through Watertown Linear Park, this trail is a smooth, wide, paved pathway that links the park's amenities and provides an off-road route through downtown Watertown. The linear park backs up to houses along its northern edge and to the buildings on Main Street along its southern edge. Easy access to the surrounding neighborhood and businesses makes the trail a convenient and pleasant alternative to busier sidewalks. 

Moxley Field and Moxley Playground are across the street from the trail's western end. South of Whites Avenue, Saltonstall Park connects seamlessly to the linear park. The Watertown Farmers' Market, Town Hall (which includes the town's Recreation Department), and Free Public Library are all located at eastern end of the trail.

Located in downtown Watertown, the park and its trail are within an easy distance of numerous residences, restaurants, businesses, and other attractions. The Charles River is south of the park and the Watertown Dam is a few blocks south of the trail's eastern end. For a longer adventure, hop on the Charles River Bike Path (also referred to as the Charles River Greenway), which offers a paved route along the river to Boston and connections to neighboring towns. Follow the greenway east about 0.6 miles to enjoy the Watertown Riverfront Park and Braille Trail (147 Charles River Rd #101).

Looking for other nearby trails? Head south to the Watertown Community Bike Path and continue northeast on the Watertown-Cambridge Greenway to West Cambridge, Cambridge Highlands, the Fresh Pond Reservation, and the Fresh Pond Bikeway

Parking and Trail Access

The Massachusetts Bay transit system (MBTA) operates in Watertown and numerous bus stops along Main Street provide easy access to the park. Visit the MBTA website for more information.

Parking is available in the lot behind the Watertown Free Public Library and there are at least two accessible spaces.

Watertown Linear Park Trail Reviews

pointless trail

A mostly pointless path that doesn’t connect to anything because the rest of the rail route is gone. The city could make a connection through the parking lots at the east end so you can get to the Watertown Cambridge Greenway, which starts about 1/4 mile east of the harrowing intersection at Watertown Square, and the river paths.

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