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Charles River Bike Path

Cambridge, MA
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Ranked #9 of 47 attractions in Cambridge
Type: Biking Trails
Activities: Biking
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

It has a good surface, with few road crossings and you can break it up into several loops with the bridges. I did Science Museum to Harvard Boat House and back which is a ten mile lap. Royal Sonesta Hotel did free bikes for two hours which was great.

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Mill Valley, California
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160 reviews 160 reviews
54 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This walk is so charming following the Charles River. It goes in and out of the sun so if you're sensitive to the rays, go early or late. Hang out on the Harvard Bridge and maybe you'll catch some rowers going by.

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Shelton, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My husband walked three miles one morning after breakfast. What an awesome view of the river and of MIT's buildings. Next time we want to rent a kayak or row boat.

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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

If you love water and you love to bike. Go to the CRBike Path and take a spin! The surface is flat, in great shape, and wide enough to accommodate folks going in both directions. The energy on the Bike Path is contagious!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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87 reviews 87 reviews
57 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We walked miles an miles o the path next to the river and also use this path to get us near to the places we wanted to visit like Harvard square. The noise level of the cars is however negative and we could not talk to each other. The river with the small boats is awesome. And we saw lots... More

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We use this route to go to Cambridge. Even if biking along the river is very plaisant, the highway along the bike path is quite noisy.

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Boone, North Carolina, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The Charles River bike path is a beautiful place for a walk even on a cold, windy March day. I enjoyed watching the rowing teams from various area universities practicing.

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Okemos, Michigan, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

A terrific and scenic way to see both Boston and Cambridge. Great city views, lovely parks, and inspiring art along the way. Great time riding our Hubway bikes!

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Highland, Maryland
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143 reviews 143 reviews
69 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The bike path is fantastic and allows direct access to the city while remaining pastoral.I've stayed in both Boston and Cambridge and used the trail.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

You can hire bikes and cycle along the river which was great fun even for a non-exerciser like me. Lovely scenery!

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