Charles River Walk Downtown
GOOD FOR: All Ages
RATING:


Source:Submitted by Libby Stockwell Deegear
Address:Moody Street, Waltham
Hours:Dawn til dusk
Fee: Free
Contact:

http://waltham.patch.com/groups/editors-picks/p/hidden-gem-charles-river-riverwalk

Bathrooms: None
Water/Snacks: None

Enjoy an urban stroll along the Charles.

Charles River Walk Downtown
Photo by: Susan

This beautiful route starts on the north side of the Moody Street Bridge where the Charles River Reservation path is marked by two granite pillars. The path continues parallel to the river on each side of Moody Street, but a nice route is to follow the path west towards Prospect Street. This tree-lined route offers great views of the river and opportunities to view birds and other wildlife. Bring old bread crumbs or crackers, and keep the kids entertained by feeding the ducks!

Once you reach Prospect Street, you can turn around or cross over the river using the Prospect Street Bridge. Turn left and continue on Cresecent Street, heading left onto the Riverwalk along Cronin's Landing Condominiums back to Moody Street. 

This paved path is great for strollers. Trail bikes and dogs allowed.

Plan B:

If the weather turns bad, the Waltham Library is within walking distance from the River Walk.

Or, you can visit the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation (154 Moody Street) for hands-on exhibits on Waltham’s Boston Manufacturing Company, the Metz Company, the Waltham Watch Factory, and Orient bicycles from the Waltham Manufacturing Company. Call 781-893-5410 for more information.

 

Where to Eat Nearby:

Moody Street intersects the walkway and offers a plethora of restaurant options.



PHOTO GALLERY




TRIP COMMENTS

Get outdoor tips & trips
Yes, I want to receive expert advice on getting my family outside!




FOLLOW

TOP RATED TRIPS

Blackstone River Bikeway »
(4)
rail trail, river views, historic sites
Blackstone River State Park. RI

Splash and Explore Beaver Brook Reservation »
(3)
Tons of outdoor exploration opportunities!
Mill Street, Belmont and Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham

Larz Anderson Park »
(2)
Lagoon, gazebo, views
Goddard Avenue, Brookline, MA

Alewife Reservation »
(1)
beavers, turtles, hawks, muskrats, ospreys, and more!
Acorn Park Drive, Cambridge, MA 02140

RELATED TRIPS

Stony Brook Reservation »

10 miles of trail, pool, fishing pond, ice skating
Turtle Pond Parkway, West Roxbury, Hyde Park.

Upper Charles River Restoration »

Charles River Views
Elm Street, Waltham

Cutler Park Reservation »

Pond loop, birdwatching
Kendrick St., Needham

© 2017 Appalachian Mountain Club | 10 City Square, Boston, MA 02129
About | Privacy Policy | Contact Us