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“Great way to see Boston life on a stroll or run”
Review of Charles River

Ranked #6 of 88 things to do in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Charles River really is the lifeblood of the city of Boston and no trip to the city is complete without a run or a walk along the banks of this beautiful waterway, whichever part you explore. You can see boat houses, historic buidlings, homes, rowers, runners, cyclists, birds, mammals. Take a seat and people watch too. I ran a couple of times along different stretches of the river during recent stays. I felt incredibly revitalised after.

Thank Hannah75
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend fell in and got a leech. But the great news is it’s pretty clean now so she didn’t die of pollution.

This river is a success story! Go Boston!!! Such pride. And such leeches.

In olden days the leeches would’ve been used medicinally but we just peeled them off.

A Haiku
Leeches suck your blood
In days of yore on purpose
Nice river for all

Thank Fferffee
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the Royal Sonesta Hotel which overlooks the river.
Walked directly from the hotel onto the walkway lots of activity on the river, canoes, duck tours etc. The walkway is a great place for joggers and cyclists and walkers although there is a lot of construction going on which results in a few detours this does not detract from the views of the river. A great walk to restore you after a long flight with splendid views of the city.

Thank Eastos
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

It was raining when we saw the river and had a small cruise. It is nice to see the historical buildings on either banks and the blue waters of Charles river, clean like crystal flowing.

Thank Ashurastogi
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

As far as city rivers go this one is pretty good. A lot of options to take boats out. When uku have a choice take a hotel with riverview. Very nice. The bikepath is great.

Thank Maarten B
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