Charles River Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"To really get to know Boston, one of the best places to start is the Charles River basin. Once a sprawling tidal river with winding estuaries and thousands of acres of salt marsh, the lower Charles today takes you on a tour of the Esplanade and Cambridge on the other side of the river. You’ll pass Harvard University and loop back to Boston over a scenic footbridge.
This is downtown Boston. You will not be alone as you walk along the Charles. You’ll be joined by runners, walkers, bicyclists, skateboarders, parents pushing strollers, and all manner of humanity enjoying the serene banks of the river."