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Charles River Bike Path

Address: Cambridge, MA
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Ranked #7 of 42 Attractions in Cambridge
Type: Biking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Biking
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Type: Biking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Biking
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
53 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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219 reviews 219 reviews
84 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
59 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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