Monatiquot River Access
Middle St. Monatiquot River Trail
The Town acquired a six-acre parcel of land off of Middle St in 2018 for open space and recreation. Plans are underway to develop an accessible trail through the property with views and overlooks to the Monatiquot River.
A public meeting was held in October, 2019 at which two trail concept plans were presented. One is entirely boardwalk and the other a mix of boardwalk and at grade trail. The overwhelming preference was for Option B. The Town has been working to refine Concept B and develop construction plans which were completed in March of 2022. We expect to bid the project in spring of 2022.
Middle St. Monatiquot River Trail Concept A (2019) Opens a New Window.
Monatiquot River Restoration Project Update
On November 9, 2020 the project partners held a public meeting via Zoom on the status of the project including updates on the Ames Pond Dam and Armstrong Dam Removal, fishway, the multiuse trail and bridge construction. CLICK HERE Version OptionsMonatiquot River AccessHeadline Monatiquot River Restoration Project Update to view the PowerPoint Presentation.
Watson Park - Allen St. River Access
Information on efforts to create river access as part of the redevelopment of the former Braintree Electric Light Department site on Allen St. A walking trail through Watson Park was constructed in 2012.
Many residents have inquired to the Department about kayak access to the Monatiquot River. Given the variable conditions of the river (fast current, potential white water and drops, snags, low flows, etc.) we determined that a launch is not feasible. We recommend those interested in paddling the Monatiquot begin at the Fore River canoe/kayak launch in Weymouth and proceed upstream to the Monatiquot so that you can determine conditions as you go