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Deer Island HarborWalk

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Address: Deer Island, Winthrop, MA
Phone Number: 617-788-1170
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Great excercise with great views

I love this walk. Bring comfortable sneakers. It's a lengthly walk but worth it. The views of the harbor are amazing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
LaceysMom2010
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Winthrop, Massachusetts

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Winthrop, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this walk. Bring comfortable sneakers. It's a lengthly walk but worth it. The views of the harbor are amazing.

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Thank LaceysMom2010
Jericho, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Walking this trail is a great thing to do on a sunny day. You'll see the skyline and harbor on one side, the Boston harbor islands at the tip, the ocean horizon as you come around to the other side, and finally the quaint town of Winthrop and access to its beach. The only downsides: a very slight odor at... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Anyone who knows Boston or flown over it has seen the giant white eggs that are part of the MWRA Deer Island Sewage Plant. There are tours of this massive plant. Don't sat ugh and hold your nose, it is an exceedingly interesting tour of an exceeding clean plant. There are two conditions in order to take this free tour,... More 

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Thank heldiet
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

The park has two trails, one is a tad harder and the other is when chair accessible. You can go down to the ocean, take photos of the scenery, skyline, lighthouse. Great day!

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Thank Michelle M
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

We were here with extended family geocaching and had no idea what education we would gain by walking around the island. The views seaward as well as toward Boston are grand. If you are looking for a nice paved walk, look no further. Great experience.

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

The harbor walk is quite scenic and on a beautiful day is a great way to see parts of the Boston Harbor and the skyline. The sound of waves crashing on the rocks is a great aural experience, but there are parts of the walk that smell like you are outside a sewage treatment plant (which is what is at... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Amazing walk around Deer Island. Cannot wait to go back in the summertime. We saw a Hawk perched on the sign then watched it fly away.

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Winthrop, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I live close by (in Winthrop, MA), so it's easy for me to walk the 2.5 miles around this "island" that's really not an island -- it's connected to Winthrop, so it's more of a peninsula, actually. Deer Island, part of Boston, is home to a water treatment plant, and the harbor walk is located outside the limits of the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

It is a great walk around the complete Deer Island from the parking lot. The views of the harbor and city of Boston can be spectacular on a nice clear sunny day. As you get closer to the treatment plant, it can smell sometimes, depending on the wind. But it is only for a few spots. The walk has many... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

When it was under construction was hard to drive around there but it was worth it because now people can walk around and see the beautiful harbor view

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