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“Very good, used it regularly” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Charles River Bike Path

Charles River Bike Path
Cambridge, MA
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Ranked #10 of 86 things to do in Cambridge
Activities: Biking
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Gilberdyke
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“Very good, used it regularly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

As bike paths go, this one is up there. Being on the banks of a river means it's flat, and it also has good views. It's also fairly quiet, considering the amount of traffic nearby. Also, since it follows the river, it's not just a straight stretch, such as many bike paths based on old railway lines are.

So, all in all, more interesting and more pleasant than most.

Visited September 2012
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Mooresville, North Carolina
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“Great Outdoor Area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The path offers fantastic views of the river and the city. We always felt very safe and enjoyed seeing the wide array of recreation available. Walking, running, biking and seeing people enjoying the river via boat.

Visited July 2013
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“Great Place To Run”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The bike path is a great place for a ride or a run. Its absolutely beautiful. I ran the path in December and in July and it was equally beautiful.

Visited July 2013
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Somers, New York
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“Scenic views while walking, running, or biking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I love this path, and usually take a stroll or run on it when I'm visiting Boston. There's a nice loop, just under 4 miles that can be done without a single traffic light or intersection to cross. I like to start at the corner of Mass Ave and Memorial Drive on the Cambridge side of the river, cross over the Charles on the bridge, and then head east, under the Longfellow Bridge, and around to the Science museum. After crossing in front of the museum, you can head back west along the river, under the Longfellow Bridge, and back up to Mass Ave. It's a nice scenic loop, always lots of folks out enjoying the bike path. Makes for a nice morning run, or an afternoon stroll.

Visited May 2013
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“great views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Perfect place to run, bike or walk with great views of Boston. The loop allows you to visit Harvard Square, Kendal Square, the Museum of Science, Back Bay and Boston University.

Visited October 2012
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