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Map of the Boston HarborWalk

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Boston HarborWalk

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HarborWalk

LENGTH:

15+ miles

SURFACE:

paved

COMMUNITIES:

Downtown Boston

HIGHLIGHTS:

Boston Harbor, wharves, restaurants, museums, parks, historical sites, hotels

NEARBY TRAILS:

Dr. Paul Dudley White Bike Path

Neponset River Greenway

South Bay Harbor Trail

Emerald Necklace

RELATED LINKS:

Boston

Regional Trails

The waterfront in the area of Downtown Boston is a vibrant mixture of docks, wharves, sailboats, ships, residential areas, commercial areas, parks and historical sites. The Boston Redevelopment Authority is working to beautify the area and make it more inviting for the tourists and residents that come to this area. The HarborWalk program has plans to create a continuous shoreline walking path as part of the city's waterfront revitalization program.

Currently, the HarborWalk is a collection of separate paved pathways and boardwalks that wraparound the various docks and parks along the waterfront. The walkways go past restaurants, commercial areas, office buildings, hotels and the numerous destinations along the waterfront. The sections of the HarborWalk are not continuous, but what has been constructed provides wonderful places to visit, get some exercise, enjoy fantastic views of the Boston Skyline, go for a picnic or grab a bite to eat in the restaurants.

Conditions

The HarborWalk has numerous sections that are not connected with each other. This is a very busy area of Boston with many pedestrians and street crossings. Some sections may not allow bicycles.

Points of Interest

The points fo interest that are close by to the Boston HarborWalk include:

Charlestown Community Center Paul Revere Park
Barry Playground North MBTA Station
Wood Island Bay Edge Park Paul Revere Park
Bremen Street Park Lovejoy Wharf
East Boston Greenway Charleston Bridge
East Boston YMCA Langone Park
East Boston Memorial Park Prince Street Park
Massport HarborWalk Park Mirabella Pool
Logan Ferry Terminal Burroughs Wharf
Boston Logan International Airport Pilot House Park
North Point Park Commercial Wharf
Nashua Street Park Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park
Lederman Park Wharf District Park
Dr. Paul Dudley White Bike Path Urban Arboretum
Mugar Omni Theater Childrens Wharf Park
Museum of Science Fan Pier Park
Lechmere Canal Park Seaport World Trade Center
Thomas M. Menino Park Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Shipyard Park Massacusetts Convention Center
Charlestown Marina Pleasure Bay
Charleston Naval Yard Castle Island Park
USS Constitution Museum University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston National Historical Park Dorchester Bay Basin
One Constitution Center Tenean Beach
Constitution Marina Neponset River Greenway
Nearby Trails

The HarborWalk crosses other nearby trails in the Downtown Boston area.

Dr. Paul Dudley White Bike Path: The HarborWalk passes by the Dr. Paul Dudley White Bike Path at the bridge for the McGrath Highway near the Musueum of Science and the Mugar Omni Theater. The Dr. Paul Dudley White Bike Path follows alongside both banks of the Charles River for over 8 miles and connects to the Charles River Greenway at Mt. Auburn Street.

Neponset River Greenway: The Neponset River Greenway follows alongside the parks and greenspaces along the Neponset River at the south end of the HarborWalk at Neponset Avenue and Interstate 93.

South Bay Harbor Trail: The two trail systems comingle around Summer Street, The South Bay Harbor Trail then heads to the southwest going past the Broadway MBTA Station and then alongside Melnea Cass Boulevard to meet up with the Southwest Corridor Park Trail at Columbus Avenue.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Boston HarborWalk in Eastern Massachusetts.

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