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Deer Island HarborWalk

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Address: Deer Island, Winthrop, MA
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+1 617-788-1170

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Breathtaking View

We walked the full circle twice in one day. The view is lovely and everyone if friendly. You get a real sense of the area.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked the full circle twice in one day. The view is lovely and everyone if friendly. You get a real sense of the area.

Thank dfiobart
Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

We enjoyed a lovely walk - the Deer Island HarborWalk's trails cover about 3 miles of walking - and then enjoyed a great lunch in the quaint town of Winthrop (lots of eateries from which to choose). It was a tad windy on our walk but we still enjoyed the views and the solitude.

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Thought the walk around castle island in South Boston was great until I walked Deer Island. View is spectacular! No Sully's there but don't let that stop you, there's lots of great restauants in Winthrop!

Thank Bumbina1947
Batesville, Indiana
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Great views of ocean, harbor, and Boston skyline. Enjoyed excellent walking path(s) through the area. Wonderful peaceful place, for a view/walk on a nice weather day! If in Winthrop - this is a must stop-by - an excellent peace-of-mind for whatever time you do have there!

Thank Richard C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Dog friendly 3 mile loop around the island. Don't let the sewage treatment plan keep you away. The surrounding park is pleasant with great views of Boston and the Harbor Islands.

Thank Tonsoffuntravel
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We went over to get out of town on a beautiful afternoon. Clear sky made the view of the islands and water lovely and the sunset behind Boston was just great- brilliant yellows, oranges and reds. Great plane watching if you're into that too, as the airport is right there. Easy for all ages to walk or bike, the hill... More 

Thank jaapots
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

What a fabulous new park! We natives knew Deer Island as a prison and as a wastewater treatment facility. No more! Now it is a two mile walk with the most spectacular view of Boston Harbor, Winthrop, and the Atlantic north shore anywhere. I was so impressed. Winthrop is the first town on the north shore, past East Boston, and... More 

1 Thank ATL_JCR
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Has a nice side walk for walking or running. Beach has a lot of smooth rocks, which were fun to try and skip on the ocean. Not sure I would go there for a day at the beach.

Thank Bob E
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

Visitors and residents alike should make time to enjoy the 5 miles of direct ocean front walking trails on Deer Island. You can drive or take public transportation Blue line T to Orient Heights and then bus service or Ferry from Boston Harbor Hotel to Winthrop then bus or walk. Great beach access ..... Spend a day at the shore.... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

My wife and I enjoyed a morning walk on the Island with my sons dog, Bosco. The view and the morning breeze were very refreshing and plenty of bench's to sit and relax and enjoy the views. You can walk around the island and see both sides of the Harbor. If your in the area, strongly recommend it. We lost... More 

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