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Charles River, Cambridge

Categories: Scenic Drives, Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots, Outdoor Activities
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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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  • Great place for a run, there are entrances all along the way from Watertown all the way to Cambridge. It's a great place for a run, stroll, boat ride, and general people watching. Running: If you're l...  read more »
  • We enjoyed a four miler from the Marlowe Hotel along the beautiful riverside - very runner friendly (as if Boston would be anything else) - views were spectacular and was especially nice to see the Bo...  read more »
  • The charles river is a sort of nature the fair city of boston. Impossible to visit the city and not come across it at some point. It's always there, sovereign and Nice, cutting off the town.
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