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Address: Deer Island, Winthrop, MA
Phone Number: 617-788-1170
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Amazing walk around Deer Island. Cannot wait to go back in the summertime. We saw a Hawk perched on the sign then watched it fly away.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Amazing walk around Deer Island. Cannot wait to go back in the summertime. We saw a Hawk perched on the sign then watched it fly away.

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Winthrop, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I live close by (in Winthrop, MA), so it's easy for me to walk the 2.5 miles around this "island" that's really not an island -- it's connected to Winthrop, so it's more of a peninsula, actually. Deer Island, part of Boston, is home to a water treatment plant, and the harbor walk is located outside the limits of the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

It is a great walk around the complete Deer Island from the parking lot. The views of the harbor and city of Boston can be spectacular on a nice clear sunny day. As you get closer to the treatment plant, it can smell sometimes, depending on the wind. But it is only for a few spots. The walk has many... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

When it was under construction was hard to drive around there but it was worth it because now people can walk around and see the beautiful harbor view

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North Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Walked out to the memorial. Very windy but beautiful views of Boston and the harbor. Would recommend this walk for anyone. Have walked the entire 2.6 mile path in the past. Easy walk. A Native American memorial is in the works.

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Thank joan632015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Very pretty walk along the harbor. Great scenic view of Boston Skyline. Although the walk/island is around Boston's sewage plant, there weren't any noticeable smells. Avoid on cold days where the wind whips off the harbor. There is very little protection from the wind along the walk.

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Thank Karoline B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

A delightful stroll or an e nergetic workout, take your pick. Can't beat the views. Refreshing sea air.

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Thank John M
Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This was a great leg-stretching walk from our hotel in Winthrop. Fascinating technology for dealing with waste from 42 different communities in a very high tech manner. Beautiful views of the harbor islands and Boston skyline at night.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We biked Deer Island and loved it! Very fun to be both on the ocean and looking across at Logan airport; even the treatment plant was interesting!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Just don't think about the wastewater treatment plant and you'll be fine. The views of the harbor and the skyline are probably the best in the area.

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