Paved Trails

Driftway Multi-Purpose Path

32 New Driftway, Scituate, MA 02066, USA

Owned By: Town of Scituate

The Driftway Multi-Purpose Path is a 1.5-mile paved bicycle and walking trail. It extends alongside The Driftway from the parking area for the Herring Brook Trail to Gilson Road. Stroller-friendly. It connects such sites as the Herring River Trail, the James Landing Walkway, Driftway Conservation Park, Widow’s Walk Golf Course, and the Scituate Dog Park.


The Multi-Purpose Pathway provides a pleasant journey from the Herring Brook Trail, to the James Landing Walkway, to the Driftway Conservation Area and beyond.

The Herring River flows into the North River near The Spit.

Trail Description

The Multi-Purpose Pathway is paved, and runs along the edge of The Driftway, more like a sidewalk than a bike lane. The trail is suitable for walking, bicycles, and strollers.

32 New Driftway, Scituate, MA 02066, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: No

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Size: 1.5 mile

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Parking for the Multi-Purpose Pathway is provided in a small lot on The Driftway, next to Dunkin Donuts. Additional parking for Multi-Purpose Pathway at Driftway Conservation Area.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy


Bike storage rack and picnic table next to parking area at Herring Brook Trail.

Dogs: Yes

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: Yes

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: Herring River (North River watershed)

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