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Charles River, Cambridge
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Stretching for 129 km (80 mi) through Massachusetts, Charles River reaches the sea in the city of Boston and is one of the area's key landmarks. The winding waterway, once at the forefront of the United States's industrialization, today provides many opportunities for recreation, such as rowing, sailing, and biking. Try hopping on the 37 km (23 mi) long bike path in Boston, which will take you past famous institutions, such as Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The river's esplanade offers views of the surrounding urban region in addition to marshes alive with waterfowl. You can rent a sailboat from one of the stands along the way. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Charles River by using our Cambridge vacation trip planner.
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  • Facing the direction of Boston, Cambridge area, which is beautiful. Not to disturb the landscape along the River are well documented, but what really settles down, and unity.
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  • Walking around the edge of the River allows a beautiful view of both Boston as in Cambridge, not to mention the beautiful sunset!
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  • We enjoyed the boat ride on the Charles. It was billed as an "architecture tour" which is what hooked us in initially. There was a docent on the boat narrating our ride, but she didn't educate us abou...  more »