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Wonderful views of downtown from across the bay

Climbing the hill gives lovely 360 views. Fascinating history to the area, having hosted... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Austin, Texas
A secret treasure to enjoy Ocean breezes and Views of Boston

As a Winthropite, I'm almost obligated never to tell any outsiders about our hidden gem of a town... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Phil T
Winthrop, Massachusetts
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Deer Island, Winthrop, MA
+1 617-788-1170
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Climbing the hill gives lovely 360 views. Fascinating history to the area, having hosted everything from a prison to an orphanage, and now a treatment plant for cleaning up the waters of the bay. Easy to get here on the bus.

Thank Scupfrog
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a Winthropite, I'm almost obligated never to tell any outsiders about our hidden gem of a town. We're just fine if you're not a fan. We'll be OK. However, a great natural trail has emerged from the Deer Island development and it's this harborwalk....More

Thank Phil T
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Took a walk around Deer Island today, combination of astronomical high tides plus strong winds meant water breaking over the pathways on the rear (away from Boston) side of the path. Not too much water, but just the surprise of getting damp where we never...More

Thank Northern_Traveler00
Reviewed August 30, 2018

This was a perfect location for a morning walk and very pretty view. Parking is limited so timing is everything.

Thank Brittani G
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

We live nearby and this is a regular visit for us. We often run the paths and hills. The harbor is beautiful. The park surrounds the water treatment plant which is less than attractive but they have done a great job with the landscaping. Depending...More

1  Thank Bill C
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Located at the end of the end of Winthrop's peninsula, lies a small park that has been transformed in a beautiful local destination. Currently a waste treatment facility, you would never know. its about 2.5 miles around, of paved walking/biking pleasure, with views of the...More

1  Thank Dzed-82
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

A great place to get a work out or just to breathe in the fresh sea air with a gorgeous view. All seasons. Even in the snow! I love taking visitors out there to see the view of Boston, the light houses and to see...More

Thank mattandjullielove
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Looking for a cool and relaxing place to sit during a heatwave? Look no further than Deer Island HarborWalk. The views and the breeze make the visit all the more worth it. Whether you are alone or not.

Thank 489susanh
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

The 2.6 mile Harborwalk on Deer Island offers scenic views of the revived Boston Harbor. There is also a Boat Dock, Fishing area, & small Beach. Everything is well maintained, & there is limited Free Parking. It never seems crowded like Castle Island. I enjoy...More

1  Thank ChanEvan
Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

The walk in its entirety is over 2 miles one way - too much for many If this is too much- go for the viewing of planes departing Logan airport with the Boston skyline in the background Quite a sight

Thank jfadds
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