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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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  • Catapult arekore abroad end up eating too much. And friend Boston overnight journeys when I walk in the Charles River. Here and there and seen some tourists can stroll or running locally. I thought I was sitting on a bench, reading good (^ ^) a friendly gun? Duck? You can play around for a while, like (^ ^)
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  • Nice river you got there Boston! Good thing you have bridges to cross it! Ha Ha, just kidding. Pretty iconic. Don't tell me you've been to Boston until you've marveled at this beauty! 
  • It's beautiful as a river. We can go to the top, follow. No interest. Which is nice, it's throwing snowballs in the frozen river, at least the children see an interest
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