The HarborWalk – Stroll Along the Ocean’s Edge

A Wonderful Way to Enjoy the Boston Waterfront!

Visitors to this bustling city enjoy exploring by foot!  The HarborWalk is a pedestrian path that hugs the waterfront connecting several neighborhoods.  You may want to start in the Charlestown Navy Yard, home of the USS Constitution (“Old Ironsides”), the oldest commissioned warship in the world and make your way over to Boston’s North End, then onto Long Wharf and Central Wharf (home of the New England Aquarium) and into the Seaport District.   Your pedometer may read 5 miles or so – but who’s counting steps?

As you marvel at the magnificent skyline, sailboats and yachts docked at Rowes Wharf, look across the harbor and catch glimpses of airplanes taking off and landing at the airport!  You may even see a lobster boat or two and buoys bobbing up and down in the water.  Working up an appetite for seafood already?  There are plenty of places to stop for a lobster roll.  Try the Chart House or Legal Sea Foods since both are along the way!  Ask for your lobster to go, settle in a spot and enjoy your dinner as you watch the sunset.

Why we love it:   It’s free – and so inspirational!    

Fresh Facts:

  • Links recreational, cultural and historic attractions with access to public transit, including ferries to the Harbor Islands and other scenic lobster villages including Hingham, Hyannis and Provincetown.