Bodies of Water in Boston

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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA14,578 contributions
    This is a huge park within the city limits but definitely on the perimeter. So it is off the beaten path. A good place for a hike or a picnic, but you probably need a car or a cab to get here.
    Written June 16, 2020
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  • D S
    Newport Beach, CA5 contributions
    Great views at water level, and fantastic stone carvings at the pavilion.
    Take new ferry or water taxi, or go one stop from Aquarium to Maverick Sq on T Blue Line.
    Leave you car somewhere else!!!! Not much parking.
    Written June 15, 2021
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  • Cabadrin
    Quincy, MA106 contributions
    The reservoir is a common place to run, with many people walking, running, taking their dogs on a walk, or just generally enjoying the outdoors. There are plenty of nice neighborhoods nearby, and a well marked bike lane in the road, so it’s a great place to spend a few hours exploring Boston College and Chestnut Hill. The reservoir itself is a little boring, because it’s a man-made lake, but it’s still fun to walk around. If you’re in the area and looking for a good place to work out or just get a nice walk in, this is one of the spots you should check out. Make sure you visit the waterworks museum next door, and explore the Boston College campus!
    Written June 30, 2020
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