Waterfront Areas

For more information on Boston’s parks contact Boston Park and Recreation (617 635 4505)


  1. The Esplanade

    Provided the Charles River Basin has not frozen over, collegiate rowing crews, canoeists, small sailboats, and the occasional coast guard patrol all share the waters off the Esplanade. Find a bench facing the water and take in the scene.

    The Esplanade
  2. Castle Island Reservation

    Connected to the mainland via an earthen causeway and crowned by the c.1851 Fort Independence, Castle Island is New England’s oldest continually ...

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