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Minuteman Trail

Cambridge, MA
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Ranked #12 of 47 attractions in Cambridge
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Biking Trails
Activities: Biking, City walk sightseeing, Walking
Description: This 10-mile paved path covers part of the route of Paul Revere's midnight ride.
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Maynard, MA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Here's the deal. If you are looking to get on your bike and crank, crank, crank this is definitely NOT the place for you. There are too many intersections, packs of walkers, bikers coming from the opposite direction that want to play chicken with you on your side of the path and groups of fools stopped on the path while... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is a great place to go for a walk rather than trying to bike. During peak hours, such as mid morning on a beautiful Saturday, there are lots of strollers, kids, dogs, elderly folks enjoying the day. So you really need to be careful riding your bike, especially if you enjoy riding fast! This is NOT the place to... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The stretch from Davis Square to Alewife is hardly worth bothering with unless you live along there or commute to work in Boston or Cambridge. But once you get past Alewife, you start on a mostly straight, gently sloped rail trail to Bedford, except for the crossing in Arlington Center. There is a drinking fountain at Spy Pond, and a... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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74 reviews 74 reviews
29 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We visit this place often when the weather is good and we were here just last weekend. However, we start from the Bedford terminus of the trail and made our way towards Cambridge. There's always ample parking at Depot Park and we liked that we are able to bike / skate without being on the same road as cars.

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Muncie, Indiana
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Wish there had been more interactive performances when we were there, but the VC has lots of useful information. Great walk on a beautiful day.

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Munich, Germany
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

The Minuteman Trail is one of my favourite running spots. In Winter it is great for cross country skiing too. The road is smooth and broad but soft underfoot. It lightly goes up and downhill and leads past interesting information boards commemorating skirmishes or those fallen back in 1775 when the English unsuccessfully marched out of Boston to destroy the... More

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