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Address: Cambridge, MA
Activities: Canoeing
Description: A nature reservation covering 950 acres along both sides of the Charles...
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.
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Highlight of our trip

The Charles Riverboat sunset cruise (http://www.charlesriverboat.com/tours/sunset-cruises) and bicycle rides along the river were wonderful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Jan M
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Fleming Island FL

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Fleming Island FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The Charles Riverboat sunset cruise (http://www.charlesriverboat.com/tours/sunset-cruises) and bicycle rides along the river were wonderful.

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Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

You have to take a boat and ride it...I would say its more beautiful at night but still super cool at day time as well.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The "Muddy" Charles is in the midst of things in Boston. Lots of sites to see. Walk to Fenway Park and enjoy a baseball game! Lots of restaurants and places to buy stuff! Walk along the Charles and just enjoy the sites! Your also close to Harvard and MIT campuses. A must-see when in "Bean Town"!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I've walked the banks of this river many times. It's never boring. Often there are sailboats or canoes or racing shells on the water. The bridges provide delightful views of the river.

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Bangor, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A tour on the River is a must do. Great views around every bend and share in the life on the river as you mingle with scullers, wind surfers and dinghy sailors.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My husband I did this tour as part of a package with the on off bus. We had a choice of four add on choices and we picked well. The tour was excellent!! We have been on 1000 guided tours all around the globe. Our guide was very informative, funny and had interesting anecdotes about stuff you'd never know unless... More 

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varanasi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Charles river is wonderful real pleasure to watch by either side. A View of Boston from the Cambridge side is must to see. I was able to watch nice river-view from the room of my hotel Courtyard Marriot Cambridge. I crossed the Bridges of the river several times during my stay and had nice view of the Boston and Cambridge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Just to watch it is a real pleasure. I was able to cross its bridges several times and even had a nice view from my hotel (Courtyard Marriot). Nice biking or jogging trails near the river. Very relaxing and inspiring for Harvard students.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A view of Boston from the Cambridge Side is a must see. Sunset or sunrise your choice. Look at Boston's collage of old and new buildings. Old meets modern. Take a cruise from the Galleria Mall in Cambridge or just take a walk around the river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Charles river is wonderful to walk by either side. One can also rent canoes, sailing boat or take a duck tour on an adapted truck that literally rides in the river.

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Address: Cambridge, MA
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge

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