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Charles River Bike Path

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Address: Cambridge, MA
Activities: Biking

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Crowded on a graduation weekend, but great walk

A very enjoyable walk especiall when you cross the river and walk into the Northend Italian district

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

A very enjoyable walk especiall when you cross the river and walk into the Northend Italian district

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Just outside the busy Harvard square, you can escape for a lovely walk passing a park and watching crews row the Charles.

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Paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It is nice to walk or ride on the banks of the river in the center of the city. The park is beautiful and the river peaceful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My wife and I lived in NYC for many years and enjoyed the greenways in the city and in the suburbs. When we moved here we heard about this path from multiple friends and imagined that this would become an important part of our life in Boston. But the path has proved problematic and disappointing. The crossing are difficult, and... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My friends decided to take me out of my dorm room from which I rarely come out of and dragged me for a walk by the river. The weather was perfect during that time period and the three of us walked along the bike path. It was quite scenic...the lights shining on the river, the little ripples, the light breeze!... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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337 reviews 337 reviews
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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is a great trail for a family, and also good if you are looking to get out and get some good exercise. Most of it has water views which is nice, although you do need to pay attention while you ride!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The path is gorgeous in all seasons and it is peaceful enough even though it goes through busy areas. You get to see the river all the time and some passages are surrounded by nature. One of the best paths in Boston to bike. Minute man path is also gorgeous!

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Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

wide enough for two way foot/bike traffic. if a nice day the view is awesome. lots of people so makes you feel safe vs bike/walk on streets.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Lovely to walk the bike path along the river in the September sunshine, and watch the kayaks, skiffs, and ducks go by.

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

a must do even for visitors Now that we have the hubway bike rentals its even easier to bike around Boston great way to see our beautiful city if your not a bicycle enthusiast then walking is great too a must do while you are here

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