The charles is nice in winter or summer with rowing boat. Just like in movies

Not sure why it starts in west end, but nice path for running

Paved path. Very easy walk. No parking.

This is a great new 100% boardwalk trail. There are a few free public parking spots at the trail head to be used only while you are on the trail. There are also a few look-out decks perfect for a lunch break.

walking
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The trail was a very nice walk on a sunny day in the winter with the temperature in the 40s F. The way is paved throughout the entire route. I enjoyed my time outdoors doing the whole trail.

Best during sunset

walking
Friday, August 05, 2016

A good place to get in your morning exercise (along with many other Bostonians). Nice views of the city and likely some sculling on the Charles.

mountain biking
Monday, June 27, 2016

Nice view, calming ride

Good walk on a summer day with a cold drink and friends.

walking
Monday, September 07, 2015

This can be infinitely varied. Best thing to do is lengthen it. Extend your walk downstream to cross at the dam and upstream to cross at the BU bridge. Downstream there is a small embayment just northwest of the dam that is delightful. Crossing upstream at the BU bridge allows one to enjoy even more of the embankment on the Boston side.

hiking
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Absolutely stunning. Perfect for a beautiful fall day as well.

walking
Friday, November 11, 2011

It is always nice to take a walk along a body of water. Along the Charles you can run, walk, roller blade, bycycle , people watch, or fly a kite. There are walkways on both sides of the river. (that is the Cambridge side and the Boston side.) One of my favorite walks is from Boston University to Charles Street passing the Hatch Shell (where there are summer concerts)and Community Boating. (Sailing!) Plenty of Benches for sitting as well.

It's a nice walk but the path can get congested at times and there are a lot of bikes constantly going by on sometimes very narrow pathways. Still fun though and the Charles really does have a certain beauty to it. I'd recommend it for a nice leisurely stroll

walking
Monday, March 07, 2011

I grew up with this area near my homes. This walk has been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands, including most students at Harvard, MIT, Bostaon Latin, etc. over the years. The Charles was somewhat unfairly immortalized in the classic 60's song "Dirty Water". It is a nice river with a nice walk, despite the surrounding traffic on major arteries on both sides of the river. Try to get there when the sailboats are out and the racing shells are practicing.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

trail running
Sunday, May 21, 2017

mountain biking
Saturday, April 29, 2017

hiking
Sunday, January 29, 2017

walking
Sunday, November 13, 2016

walking
Friday, July 22, 2016

road biking
Saturday, May 21, 2016

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