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Charles River Bike Path

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Address: Cambridge, MA

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Great Way To See The City

If you are biking or walking, the Charles River Bike Path offers a great view of both the Boston skyline as well as MIT and Cambridge. There are a number of drinking fountains and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Dave D
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are biking or walking, the Charles River Bike Path offers a great view of both the Boston skyline as well as MIT and Cambridge. There are a number of drinking fountains and a couple of bathrooms in case the urge calls.

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Greater Noida, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the river trail in the evening. It was a pleasant day. The waters are not clean, but the wind made up for it. So many people bicycling vigoursly enhanced the experience.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I run this path 4 or 5 time a week in the morning and it is a great place to run. Lots of other people out running, walking and biking. Very safe and wide paths to allow for everyone.

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Hinsdale, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This is a nice place to walk or run along the river, however, it does not seem very well maintained. They are redoing the bridges, but the path does not have much in the way of nice grass or landscape. The benches are old and taken up by a few homeless during the night. For exercise, it's worth it and... More 

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sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

good to get out on a wide and easy to run track, especially good for getting over jetlag. the loop is about 15k around but you can make it shorter by crossing over bridges. good sightseeing along the way. there's always plenty of people on the track, even from 5.30am.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

This is a nice place to rest and relax while seeing kayaks and boats nearby. If you can get a hotel close to here is awesome. Some hotels offer free bike rentals and you can cruise along the Charles river. Feel the breeze and fresh air from the open spaces. I also take a walk in this path for half... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Views are everywhere on this walk, the cool breeze in July, the kids in their sailboats, Boston regulars always include this in a visit. Well worth the time perfect for power walking, a romantic stroll or even a serious Run.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We stopped at this bike path during a hot day in Boston, it was awesome to feel the breeze from the water and watch all the sailboats and kayaks. It was the perfect little break in our busy day!

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Whether a native or out-of-towner, biking the Charles River is a great way to see a lot of Boston and Cambridge. Don't hesitate to take it west through Brighton, and even on to Watertown and Waltham. This year much is newly maintained, with more to come.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Ideal track to jog in the morning. I did it summer, but believe that it's equally pleasant in fall and spring.

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