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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Charles River

Charles River
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Cambridge and Charles River Segway Tour
Ranked #6 of 76 things to do in Cambridge
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Owner description: 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.
Lexington, Massachusetts
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352 reviews
198 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2012

The Charles River is not only picturesque and soothing but it is also quite utilitarian and serves as a boating venue for mnay types of aquatic enthusiasts which adds to the beauty of the place. A picnic by its shores is one of the most relaxing things one can do and an occasional Hatch Shell Concert simply adds to the expereince.

Visited September 2012
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Concord, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Fabulous views!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

At the end of the Galleria Mall is the entrance to the Charles River Boat Company. We took the tour (1 hr) on a gorgeous day and we weren't disappointed one bit! Seeing the views, narrated with humor, from the inside out was a great experience. We've lived in the area for more than 35 years and never thought to do this; we're very glad we did!

Visited October 2012
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Nagano Prefecture, Japan
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224 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
“join the joggers!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

where else would you go running, but along the banks of the Charles? you won't be alone - given that the local derby is the Boston Marathon, this is a running town. Enjoy!

Visited December 2012
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Pittsford, New York
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7 reviews
“Location Location Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

Convient to Head of the Charles Rowing event - solves parking problem - great eating places in walking distance. Easy to find. Exceptional hotel!

Visited October 2012
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Many beautiful paths along the river”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

Walking along the Charles, or biking or running, is a lovely experience. Especially in Spring, Summer or Fall. And the Head of the Charles weekend in the Fall is a must-see if you like rowing.

Visited November 2012
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