South Boston

Boston, Massachusetts

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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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"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."

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

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Jun 2018