South Boston

Boston, Massachusetts 02210

South Boston

South Boston Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Start near the water, between the old Anthony’s Pier 4 restaurant and the Institute of Contemporary Art. To your right is the site of a Boston institution: the brick facade and old steam engine of what was once the highest-grossing restaurant in the United States and one that served U.S. presidents and celebrities alike, but which closed just before this book went to press to make way for new development. To the left are the stark lines and striking architecture of the Institute of Contemporary Art.

Ahead is Boston Harbor, where massive tankers, slow-moving ferries, and recreational boats of all sorts navigate around each other. From here, this walk follows the paved path along the Fan Pier in front of the Moakley Federal Courthouse, across the Old Northern Avenue Bridge to busy Atlantic Avenue, back across the Fort Point Channel to the Boston Children’s Museum, and down to Summer Street for a lovely straight shot down to the Convention Center and World Trade Center."

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Trail Information

Boston
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
2.5
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
Year-round
Season

Activity Feed

Dec 2018