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Mystic River Basin Trails
Both banks of the lower Mystic River have paved trails, allowing for a short and a long loop along the water. The short loop is a two mile trail with no road crossings. The long loop adds side-trips out to Draw Seven Park and the MBTA yard at Wellington Station, but crosses the six lanes of Route 28 twice.
Lower Mystic Basin Trails
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Concrete platform looking out onto the Mystic. While you take in the view, try not to think about the fact that you're standing on top of MWRA Wet Water Discharge Outflow #205A
ASSEMBLY SQUARE MALL
Assembly Square Mall
BLESSING OF THE BAY
The Blessing of the Bay Boathouse, now run by the Somerville Boys and Girls Club. A dock with small boats for the children of Somerville. Check out the Mystic River mural at the intersection of Shore Drive and Rt 16!
Boat-building on the Mystic River
Concrete platform looking out onto the Mystic
DRAW SEVEN BRIDGE
Draw Seven Bridge
DRAW SEVEN PARK
Draw Seven Park
AMELIA EARHART DAM
Amelia Earhart Dam
A wooden fishing dock along the Mystic River in the middle of Torbert McDonald Park.
STARTING POINT FOR LOOP TRAILS
Starting point for the Mystic River loop trails.
MEADOW GLEN MALL
Meadow Glen Mall
Meadow Glen Mall
Observation Tower in Torbert McDonald Park. There are good views of the river from atop the wooden observation tower.
General Lawrence Bridge. Route 16 crosses the Mystic River. The bike path continues under the bridge on the east side of the river, but is currently torn up by construction near Hormel Stadium.
Wellington Bridge Route 28 crosses the Mystic River on this 6 lane bridge. Pedestrian walkways on both sides. Access to the Assembly Square mall is at the south end of the bridge.
State Police Barracks
The "Somerville Beach" People actually used to swim here. Now only shopping carts do.
Tufts Park Redesign
WELLINGTON YACHT CLUB
Mystic Wellington Yacht Club
Wellington Point The bike trail is unpaved beyond this point. A dirt road continues under the railroad bridge. Continue at your own risk...
Wellington MBTA Schedule
WINTER HILL YACHT CLUB
Winter Hill Yacht Club