The Connecticut Riverwalk is a 3.7 mile path which runs from the South End Bridge north to Plainfield Street. The path is adjacent to the Connecticut River and provides beautiful vistas and wildlife viewing opportunities and is suitable for walking, running and biking. The path also serves as a conduit to many area destinations like the Basketball Hall of Fame and downtown restaurants and attractions. Find more details and a map of Springfield’s beautiful Riverwalk and Bikeway at the City of Springfield website.
Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club (PVRC) is a partner in the Live Well Springfield Movement in an effort to revitalize this rich resource for active living. Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club is leading this effort on the Riverwalk by encouraging use, promoting healthy activities and increasing traffic on the path through programming. Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club’s is a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission it is to promote river-based sporting activities, to develop river and bike path access, and encourage recreation in the Greater Springfield metropolitan area. To that end, PVRC regularly integrates the Riverwalk in its programming and also rents bicycles out of its North Riverfront Park facility. PVRC is also focused on building consensus through the engagement of interested parties and local government agencies like the Department of Public Works and Parks Department as a means of coordinating trail maintenance and upkeep.
Those interested in learning more about programs offered through PVRC are encourage to visit North Riverfront Park anytime throughout the year.