Watertown Walking Paths

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Spring is finally upon us here in New England - the birds are chirping, the days are longer, and the trees are blooming! Take advantage of the warmer weather, get your body moving, and head outdoors for a brisk walk at one of these nearby locales:

The Watertown Riverfront Park and Braille Trail was unveiled in the summer of 2016 and offers a truly unique walking experience. The park is accessible to people of all abilities and features a walking trail that is marked by guide wire for the blind. Alongside the trail you’ll find a sensory park with large boats for walkers to explore.

The Charles River Walkway begins at Boston Harbor, continues up the river for twenty miles, and runs right through Watertown. This is a popular destination for walkers, runners, and bikers, given its accessible location and beautiful surroundings.

Filippello Park is comprised of 14 acres on Arlington Street and offers a variety of amenities, including a quarter mile long lit walking path. Visitors can also take advantage of two playgrounds, a sprinkler park, picnic tables and grills, as well as public restrooms. We suggest bringing along some lunch and a Frisbee to unwind after your walk!

Arsenal Park provides Watertown locals with even more green space within an urban setting. Like Filippello Park, Arsenal Park contains a playground, picnic tables, a water sprinkler, restrooms, and a walking path. The park is, in fact, located behind the Arsenal Project so you can get some retail therapy done after getting in some exercise. Score!

If city walking is more your thing, check out WalkBoston, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving walking conditions and promoting healthy habits around Massachusetts. They’ve mapped out fifteen different walking routes within the city of Watertown. You can find those routes, paired with notable landmarks and destinations to visit along them, here.

Enjoy your walk!