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Address: Cambridge, MA
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A nature reservation covering 950 acres along both sides of the Charles...

A nature reservation covering 950 acres along both sides of the Charles River offers bicycle and jogging paths, 12 tennis courts, six swimming pools and the popular Hatch Memorial Shell with live concerts.

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Down by the banks of the River Charles

We only saw it through walking the Freedom Trail en route to the Nay Yard. That said, it actually has a really nice view. I just can't really say anything else because we only saw... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Bloomington, Indiana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only saw it through walking the Freedom Trail en route to the Nay Yard. That said, it actually has a really nice view. I just can't really say anything else because we only saw it on the way to another place.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've lived in the Boston area for more than 20 years and I still get a thrill when the red line train heads out of the tunnel from Cambridge and the River appears. Is not only beautiful and iconic (think Love Story) but increasingly clean!

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking a long the Charles River is a must in Boston. It's peaceful and the views of the city are very Bostonian. Excellent walking opportunity to visit many of the local universities located right on the river. There is always a regatta going on during the spring and fall, every exciting to watch.

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Thank julie m
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oh ! The Charles River 80 miles long ,mother of nearly 80 streams running right through the whole of Massachusetts. maths apart it's a beauty of Boston running in all the different parts with varied attitude. Telling us to sail on it, kayak on it bubbling on it have so many sports and enjoyment. Its always nice and unique experience.... More 

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very beautiful path for walking, jogging,running and biking!! Not only is it safe, it's so beautiful and well planned!Starting somewhere near Cambridge up to Boston (I went up to Kendal Square,) it's a amazing path.Beautiful in all seasons! You come across so many rowing groups.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Esplanade is a beautiful riverside path that many use for running and had beautiful pieces of art and scenic ponds and bridges along the way. It's also located near Newbury Street, a popular shopping area and Beacon Hill, a popular scenic neighborhood which also has the Black Heritage Trail--an interesting and necessary addition to the Freedom Trail.

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We decided to take a long walk from Harvard to our apartment (Garrison Square Apartments, very Nice!) we crossed the bridge and we had a Beautiful view of the city from the other side! A lot of people walking and jogging crossing that bridge even if it was a little chilly.

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

It's fun to run along the Charles River up to Harvard and around the other side to MIT. The river is chock full of crew boats whose rowers are university students in s or Boston.

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

If you are in Cambridge this is a great jogging, walking path. It is safe and in the spring the rowers are all over.

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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

You can go as far as 17 miles or as short as 3 miles. I absolutely love the atmosphere and the view. Highly recommended.

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