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Minuteman Trail

Cambridge, MA
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Ranked #4 of 19 Activities in Cambridge
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Biking Trails, Sports
Activities: Biking, City walk sightseeing, Walking
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Owner description: This 10-mile paved path covers part of the route of Paul Revere's midnight ride.
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

For bike lovers this is really nice and has great views of the city.It is easy to bike or walk and it stays away from traffic enough to do it with children. Great path! The path around Arlington is really gorgeous and you can stop to see spy pond where they have places to sit and an outdoor park for... More

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Massachusewtts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This trail winds its way from boston out to bedford. All hard top. Nice bike ride, but watch out for the bike commuters...they dont stop for nobody! But the trail is a mix of families with strollers, commuters, roller bladers and walkers. A little known fact is if you keep going past the end of the trail in Bedford down... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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114 reviews 114 reviews
34 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you have a beautiful day and want to go for a lovely walk in the woods, this is for you. The walk is pleasant and along the way you will learn about the events leading up to the American Revolutionary War. One thing I appreciate the most, is that they have marked the spots where British soldiers were killed.... More

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Paris, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The minuteman trail is full of history for everyone. We - non Americans - loved the visitor centre and its 25 minute 3 dimensional film that explained very well what happened on April 19. The trail itself is beautiful.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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179 reviews 179 reviews
17 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This trail is one of the nicest amenities in Cambridge, Arlington and Lexington. As others have noted it runs 11 miles from the Alewife T stop in north Cambridge to the old Bedford depot in Bedford. The trail is level and flat throughout, although there can be hazards -- bumps on the asphalt due to roots, silty patches and downed... More

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Had not heard of the Minuteman Trail until we were searching for somewhere to visit for an afternoon. Video at Visitor Centre was excellent. You could walk or bike as far as you wanted on the trail. Interesting information on the stopping points on the trail. Brought to life the American Revolution, well worth going to.

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Maynard, MA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I love this trail, nicely shaded and wonderful spots to stop for ice cream or coffee. (Lexington is the best - Peet's coffee or starbucks) The trail is mostly flat. You do get walkers who allow pets on long leaches so be careful, or the occasional child running across the trail so skate and bike respectfully and able to slow... More

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

What an easily accessible resource. Get out there and use it. It's free and you can hop on and hop off. Create your own walk!

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Strasbourg, France
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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Nice bikeway, about 11 miles of nice path going through areas with nice trees, rivers, the path is used by bikers, walkers, strollers... Starting in Bedford, going through Lexington, Arlington and ending in Cambridge. You can rent bikes in Bedbord at The BikeWay Source (bikewaysource.com) or in Arlington at The bike Stop (abikestop.com). Do not forget the padlock if you... More

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Weston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

A nice quiet trail for a bike ride with friends and family. Safe , as no motor vehicles are allowed on the trail.

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