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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.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Charles River is a historical waterway that continues to give Bostonians a place for all kinds of recreation. The sailors, the rowers, the cyclists, runners, walkers and picnickers abound in good weather.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed walking along the path running by the Charles River. Nice view of the water and Boston on the other side. Saw birds and rabbits along the river.

Thank ARB1615
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I enjoy 4:30 am runs and bike rides down memorial drive across the Harvard bridge and storrow drive Back to Charlestown. Very peaceful early mornings and night. Beware of your surroundings as you get the occasional person up to no good. Enjoy it!

Thank GuySBosMia
Reviewed 1 week ago

While on the Boston Duck Tour, the vehicle actually goes from land into the Charles River! Now I know that there was a song in the 60s about that "Dirty Water" of Boston, in reality, the Charles River, which separates Boston and Cambridge, rates a...More

Thank Pettite
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lake was beautiful in summer when we visited. A walk along the river is really relaxing which cool breeze running through your hair. You can see lot of people cycling & running along the river. One can do kayaking as well which is paid...More

Thank KarSharma
Reviewed 1 week ago

As you emerge from the tunnel after the MIT sub-way station and go towards Charles MGH station, the scene below is magnificent - the flowing Charles river with its sports-persons, canoes, teams competing with each other and sail boats and a magnificent scenery on a...More

Thank Subra A
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a really nice walk along the river. From Cambridge, you can enjoy Boston skyline, but there is no park. On the Boston side of the river, the park is really nice and quiet, even if not really big!

Thank ziobilly2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed on the Cambridge side of the Charles River. I could easily walk into Boston, crossing over the Harvard Bridge which would take me directly to Massachusetts Ave. Activity on the river included some power but mostly sail boats. The MIT race team was...More

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Charles River, especially in the immediate vicinity of Boston proper, is a center of aquatic activity, from sailing to windsurfing and rowing. The esplanade, on the Boston side, is a lovely park which benefits from the breezes coming off the river. From the river...More

Thank eskdunning
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This lovely river winds its way through Boston, separating it from Cambridge (where you'll find Harvard and MIT). You'll see nice views of it while riding the Red Line subway (the "T") and you can stroll along it, too. You'll likely spot rowers on it,...More

Thank RhodeScholar123
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Response from Christian G | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Yasser S | Reviewed this property |
U can order taxi because back bay is a little bit far it's not walkable