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“A walk that is good for your soul!”

Deer Island HarborWalk
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Winthrop
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Winthrop, Massachusetts, United States
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A walk that is good for your soul!”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Amazing. This walk is so beautiful you forget there is a water treatment plant on the island. Although, that is pretty darn interesting too. I walk the island a couple times a week - counterclockwise. Why that direction? Because you fell like you are walking on the bow of a ship, viewing the harbor islands and lighthouses. Then, you turn the corner and walk facing down town Boston and the airport. MILLION $$$ views. A very zen walk....plenty of parking and it's FREE!

Visited January 2013
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Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“don't be put off.....”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

Just because there's a waste water treatment plant there doesn't mean it's yucky....the views are spectacular! Well laid out and easy access....a really nice visit, even in the early Winter. The city skyline and open ocean vistas make it a very beautiful place.

Visited December 2012
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Virginia
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10 reviews
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“Nice walk on a day that's not too breezy”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Great views of Boston Harbor. In the spring there are lovely flowers and one gets a great view of the sea birds

Visited October 2012
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Trinidad, West Indies
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good place to walk, run and cycle”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

Great way to spend a relaxing afternoon, enjoying the views of the harbour while taking in some exercise. This is not a tourist attraction per se, as it is fully utilised by the local population, who were out in their numbers taking full advantage of lovely warm and long summer afternoons. There is also a lot of interesting information along the walk that provides you with the history of its construction.

Visited August 2012
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Wakefield, MA
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361 reviews
260 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 480 helpful votes
“Great Walk with Beautiful Views”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

The Deer Island Harborwalk is approx. 2.5 miles around the Sewage Treatment Plant. It is a great place to walk or jog. The views are beautiful. There are interpretive signs along the way which describe how the sewage treatment plant actually works. There are port-o-potties and benches to sit, but the parking is limited. We went fairly early in the morning and there was no problem parking. There were quite a few people walking alone or with dogs and there were also people jogging. It is a nice quiet place to get some exercise.

Visited August 2012
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