Riverfront Park:
Springfield, MA

We needed a place to stop and recharge on our way back from New Hampshire to New York, someplace outdoors where we can stretch our legs. The Riverfront Park and Bikeway in Springfield Connecticut was the perfect place.

We pulled off the I-91 to the parking lot on West Columbus Avenue. It took us a few minutes to figure out how to get to the park, since there were train tracks between the parking lot and the actual park. After a few minutes we noticed steps leading under the tracks to a tunnel which leads to the park. The River Walk and Bikeway is over 5 miles alongside the Connecticut River, the longest River in New England. The park is only a 12 minute drive from Six Flags New England.

There are beautiful views of the river and bridges from the River Walk. The playground is small with a cubed climbing structure and a large pancake swing. There is a sprinkler as well that was not on when we visited. We didn’t get to really walk or bike the River Walk and Bikeway because we didn’t have time to stay long but the area we did see looked really pretty.

 

Posted: October  10, ’21

Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.

Address:

State St. & West Columbus Avenue

Connecticut Riverwalk and Bikeway

Springfield, MA 01103

 

Parking Lot:

1408-1474 W Columbus Avenue

Springfield, MA 01103

 

Price: Free

 

Approximate Distance from:   

Brooklyn Bridge: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Lakewood: 3 hours, 30 minutes

Monsey: 2 hours, 10 minutes

 

Website: https://www.springfield-ma.gov/park/index.php?id=riverwalk