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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 long walk

This was a surprisingly long walk with great views of Boston Harbor at the end of the peninsula and from the top of the hills. I love it when the seas are rough here too and they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Seanroche13
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Wells, Maine

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Wells, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a surprisingly long walk with great views of Boston Harbor at the end of the peninsula and from the top of the hills. I love it when the seas are rough here too and they are crashing on the sea wall. Awesome place with smooth and well paved paths.

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

See that guard shack in the photo? I had to show an ID and get an employee to OK my entry, and I did not actually take the walk, but while I was waiting for the OK, I saw dozens of people jogging, walking their dogs and/or kids in a stroller, and they were all smiling, so unless the endorphins... More 

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Winthrop, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

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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Jericho, Vermont
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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5 attraction reviews
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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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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