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Deer Island HarborWalk

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Address: Deer Island, Winthrop, MA
Phone Number: +1 617-788-1170

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Best walk in the area - especially at sunset.

What a fabulous new park! We natives knew Deer Island as a prison and as a wastewater treatment facility. No more! Now it is a two mile walk with the most spectacular view of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fabulous new park! We natives knew Deer Island as a prison and as a wastewater treatment facility. No more! Now it is a two mile walk with the most spectacular view of Boston Harbor, Winthrop, and the Atlantic north shore anywhere. I was so impressed. Winthrop is the first town on the north shore, past East Boston, and... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Has a nice side walk for walking or running. Beach has a lot of smooth rocks, which were fun to try and skip on the ocean. Not sure I would go there for a day at the beach.

Thank Bob E
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Visitors and residents alike should make time to enjoy the 5 miles of direct ocean front walking trails on Deer Island. You can drive or take public transportation Blue line T to Orient Heights and then bus service or Ferry from Boston Harbor Hotel to Winthrop then bus or walk. Great beach access ..... Spend a day at the shore.... More 

1 Thank MegLark289
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

My wife and I enjoyed a morning walk on the Island with my sons dog, Bosco. The view and the morning breeze were very refreshing and plenty of bench's to sit and relax and enjoy the views. You can walk around the island and see both sides of the Harbor. If your in the area, strongly recommend it. We lost... More 

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Wells, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This was a surprisingly long walk with great views of Boston Harbor at the end of the peninsula and from the top of the hills. I love it when the seas are rough here too and they are crashing on the sea wall. Awesome place with smooth and well paved paths.

1 Thank Seanroche13
Haverhill, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

See that guard shack in the photo? I had to show an ID and get an employee to OK my entry, and I did not actually take the walk, but while I was waiting for the OK, I saw dozens of people jogging, walking their dogs and/or kids in a stroller, and they were all smiling, so unless the endorphins... More 

Thank Terrygrim3
Winthrop, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I love this walk. Bring comfortable sneakers. It's a lengthly walk but worth it. The views of the harbor are amazing.

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Jericho, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Walking this trail is a great thing to do on a sunny day. You'll see the skyline and harbor on one side, the Boston harbor islands at the tip, the ocean horizon as you come around to the other side, and finally the quaint town of Winthrop and access to its beach. The only downsides: a very slight odor at... More 

Thank Michelle B
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Anyone who knows Boston or flown over it has seen the giant white eggs that are part of the MWRA Deer Island Sewage Plant. There are tours of this massive plant. Don't sat ugh and hold your nose, it is an exceedingly interesting tour of an exceeding clean plant. There are two conditions in order to take this free tour,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

The park has two trails, one is a tad harder and the other is when chair accessible. You can go down to the ocean, take photos of the scenery, skyline, lighthouse. Great day!

Thank Michelle M

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