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A lovely place for a walk, run or bikeride. The path goes along the river on both sides and is... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
Julia K
Boston, Massachusetts
Very pleasant path along river

Really pleasant escape from the city. Asphalt path along the river. Great on a pleasant day... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 May 2012

Wife and I went for a run along the river and bike path, we both really enjoyed it.

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 5 July 2017

If you were thinking about renting a bicycle from the Cambridge Bicycle to ride on the path, be forewarned. They tell you up front that its a basic 3 speed bike. What they don't tell you is that they have had a problem with their...More

2  Thank Bamboo_Screen
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

A lovely place for a walk, run or bikeride. The path goes along the river on both sides and is (usually) wide enough for multiple types of two-way traffic.

Thank Julia K
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Really pleasant escape from the city. Asphalt path along the river. Great on a pleasant day. Recommended.

Thank levtahor
Reviewed 17 August 2018

I would walk and run on this path to see the city. Easy to find. Well lit at night. Lots of people using the path at pretty much all hours, so it feels very safe. And bikers seem to be kind to pedestrians.

Thank byrdnick
Reviewed 11 August 2018

This is the bike trail I regularly ride during summer weekends. There're usually lots of people cycling, jogging, walking or simply sitting on the riverside bench. The river provides many postcard view on both Boston and Cambridge side. And nothing beat the breeze on summer...More

Thank Ming O
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Did a 7 mile loop this morning from Cambridge, good terrain and water fountains too !! will go again tomorrow and try a slightly different route

Thank Chriski M
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

You can't beat the view. This is almost reason enough to start jogging. But whether you're walking jogging or biking this is a great location

Thank mfbarthe
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Despite the cars on the highway, you can hear the birds singing in the trees. It's a lovely path along the river with lots of wild plants and trees. One of the best experiences I've had as an urban bike rider. Much better than the...More

Thank Laurel K
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

The bike path is beautiful, wonderful views of Boston and very pleasant place. We did it on foot as we didn’t rent a bike... Took longer but worth every minute.

Thank adrianlmarano
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The new path along the Cambridge side of the bike path is wonderful. I run the path at lunch and it's an uplifting workout!

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Turns out you can walk or ride from the far end of Boston or Cambridge to Waltham, and that's what we did: walked from Waltham. It's clean and safe the whole way.

Thank JackBossom
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Response from truthteller57 | Reviewed this property |
parking is always a problem in Boston. use the parking in your hotel.