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Charles River

Cambridge, MA
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Ranked #5 of 47 Attractions in Cambridge
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Type: Bodies of Water, Scenic Drives
Activities: Canoeing
Owner description: A nature reservation covering 950 acres along both sides of the Charles River offers bicycle and jogging paths, 12 tennis courts, six swimming pools... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Enjoyed a nightime walk along the Charles River. Very beautiful views. Very relaxing way to end a busy day sightseeing.

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Ohio
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7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We had a lovely walk across the bridge and watched little boats sail in a pattern. It may have been a class or perhaps a competition. It was a lovely walk and was interesting to observe the small sailboats.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My favorite place in the city to go on a run. In fact, I only started running this summer, and found that the bridges around the Charles offer a fantastic way to create loops and increase your distance in a very easy way. Definitely check out the Esplande on the Boston side and run east from Mass Ave on the... More

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Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

marlowe kimpton lets you take out kayak free first come first serve. there are also some rental places. great way to spend a sunny few hours. easy rowing. meet nice people on boats!

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Gulf Coast Florida
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26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The walk along the Charles from East Cambridge to Kendall Square was only so, so. Nothing spectacular, disappointing actually. The buildings all look tired. The infrastructure is failing. Many rusting bridges -- it's a miracle that they still carry traffic in the sad condition that they're in. Much of the Northeast is in this rotting condition. Beware!

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Boston, MA
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7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Charles River is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. A run/walk on the paths can be so serene... as long as the geese don't have babies. They're aggressive if you come within 100 yards of their babies :) Some parts of the Charles River pathway are well off nearby roads. Those are the best areas because they are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

You should spare some time for walking along the edge of Charles River. You can visit at the Boston University during your walking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

I went for a long walk around it, it was a very relaxing walk with a beautiful view in a beautiful city. I truly recommend this to everyone!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Constant place of acitivity, running along the shore or watching the sail boat race. A place to collect your thoughts and just ponder.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Had a great boat ride along the Charles River as part of the trolley tours. Awesome - took in all the sites and the boat guide was brilliant. Definitely worth doing on a lovely sunny day.

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