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A nature reservation covering 950 acres along both sides of the Charles River offers bicycle and jogging paths, 12 tennis courts, six swimming pools and the popular Hatch Memorial Shell with live concerts.
Cambridge, MA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in Back Bay and took the short walk to the Charles River. Still Frozen, the river is impressively wide and there are some great points along the shore line to take photos and watch runners and cyclists out exercising. Given the ice, no boat...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

At any time of year you can choose either side of the river — for a walk, jog, conversation, photo, etc. and enjoy the best of Boston. With the river as a central (and strangely shaped) artery in the center of the city you can...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

During warmer months, friends take a picnic basket and sit along the river to watch the sun go down. But most folk like to run or walk along the expansive bike path. Don't miss all the wild ducks and white geese under the BU bridge

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank darialyman1968
Reviewed December 29, 2018

Must have walked across this river 6 times and driven over it 6 times as well to various metings. Love,y view great for walking and cycling.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank markandsian
Reviewed December 18, 2018 via mobile

What I loved about my trip to Watertown Is you can run along the river. It's beautiful in the morning

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sneha0202
Reviewed November 14, 2018

What is there to say? A beautiful, historic river with lots of lovely bridges, magnificent boathouses. Hosts one of the most, if not the most, important regatta in the world each fall.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Leah v
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Easy trails to follow, good for walkers (not the waking dead variety) and cyclists. Rowing is popular from 6am to 9am, lots of other boating going on too. Great views from the Northside to downtown.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank j0hnmac1314
Reviewed November 5, 2018

The Charles River has delightful paved paths, for walking, running, or biking. They are easy to navigate and offer beautiful views of all of the boat traffic on the Charles. Get out and enjoy!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 970alexanderp
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

We love our time on the Charles, whether he runs it or we stroll, it is always amazing. Boston has so many places to just take it all in and this is certainly one of our favs!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dillons1203
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

A series of small parks connected with paved well lit paths line the River on the Cambridge side with a spectacular view of the Boston Skyline as a backdrop. The parks were clean well maintained and despite it being early in the morning I never...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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May 10, 2018|
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Response from Quinta V | Reviewed this property |
There is a train nearby called Saint Paul that can leave you at the airport. It is located crossing the street from the hotel. The mbta (train) closes at midnight.
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Response from YasserS296 | Reviewed this property |
U can order taxi because back bay is a little bit far it's not walkable