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Address: Deer Island, Winthrop, MA
Phone Number: 617-788-1170
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A nice walk and view of Boston

The walk around the island is very good exercise and you can either take to the hills or the around the island avoiding the hills. The path is clear except one are by the sewer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Winthrop, Massachusetts, United States

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Malden, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Walking paths and good views of the water. In spite of the fact that Deer Island is a sewage treatment plant, there was not any odors that we detected. It's a pleasant place to have a walk especially with kids in strollers.

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Winthrop, Massachusetts, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The walk around the island is very good exercise and you can either take to the hills or the around the island avoiding the hills. The path is clear except one are by the sewer plant egg digesters that sand and rock come up from the tides. The views are tremendous from any part of the walkway. The only downfall... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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81 reviews 81 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

you wouldn't think a hike around a sewage treatment plant would be fun, but the Deer Island trail (2.6 miles) takes you well into Boston Harbor, with great views of the city, the inner harbor, and the outer harbor. And on a sweltering summer day it's always much cooler at Deer Island. Not enough parking is a problem, but I've... More 

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Winthrop, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Greatest free harbor tour in Boston. You can practical touch the boats! It is about a two mile round trip but, there are shorter walks with views from hills that give you 360 degree view!

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Winchendon, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This was recommended to us and we thought "really a treatment facility?" But it was a great 3 mile hike, with total ocean views, nice paved walkway, vista points to hike up and enjoy. There was even a porta potty half way around :) Benches were available to sit and enjoy the view of the ocean, the city, and the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I had heard about the HarborWalk on previous visits to Winthrop but never had the time to do it till my most recent visit. It took me about 40 minutes, with several stops to photograph the views. When you look at the islands, you feel that you're in a boat in the middle of the harbor! The landside views are... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is one of my favorite spots around the Boston area. Deer Island's harbor walk is about 2.5 miles in length. You can easily get there by car, but a bit of a hike by public transportation if you don't live in Winthrop. One can bike, walk, run, or like me....inline skate. Multiple views of the North Shore, Atlantic Ocean,... More 

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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68 reviews 68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We've lived in the Boston area all our lives and this was our first visit to the Deer Island park. What a wonderful place. At times you feel like you are right in the harbor, surrounded by islands and boats. It is very nicely done, clean, safe and a great place to enjoy the city and it's harbor.

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Fairview, Tennessee
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12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

This isn't easy to get to if you're not a Boston native, but it's worth navigating the ever changing one way streets to get the view. We got there just before sunset and it was divine! It's quiet, surrounded by water and lots of pathways that are easy to walk or run and handicap accessible if needed. The power plant... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Pretty view of Boston skyline! You will also see many airplanes taking off and landing to airport nearby. It is really nice place where you can also enjoy the view of water/beach. There is a harbor walk where you can walk/run around. It takes approximately 2.6 miles. It also has interesting history about waste plant to make sure to keep... More 

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Address: Address: Deer Island, Winthrop, MA
Phone Number: 617-788-1170
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Winthrop

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