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charles River - bike and running path

the most peaceful and safe path for a morning jog right next to the hustle of Boston. Acees is easy if you stay in a hotel in Cambridge.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 February 2017
truthteller57
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Albany, New York

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

the most peaceful and safe path for a morning jog right next to the hustle of Boston. Acees is easy if you stay in a hotel in Cambridge.

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

A great track to run and take-in the Boston skyline, the Charles River Bike Path is a fantastic way to see the city. The only negative I can muster is that it reminds me too much of Chicago: it's so windy in the winter!

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Cambridge just poured some more asphalt to enhance the bike lane. Unfortunately for rollerbladers, it is not that flat - it's a bit bumpy. Still glad it there, but they did cheap out a bit on the materials. Boston, on the other hand, did not cheap out, and that is flat. I like Boston side better, but still glad Cambridge... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The paths along the Charles are a great way to get out of being in a city and enjoy a little fresh air.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the view from our hotel, the walk along the river, and dinner riverside. This public access walk/bike path is a treasure.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

After visiting MIT we wanted to take a walk from Harvard Bridge at one end to the Longefelow Bridge at the other. The bike path is great for cyclists and strollers. The full view of the Charles River and Boston city landscape appeared before our very eyes. It was great to watch MIT and other sailors piloting their yatch in... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 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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