The River Walk, Upper Charles River Reservation- Waltham, MA
The Charles River represents the essence of Boston- surrounded by tall buildings and typical city life settings, yet still stands out as one of the most picturesque sceneries in the country. Stretching 80 miles along eastern Massachusetts, the river crosses over Boston/ Cambridge and spills over to the cities situated on the outskirts.
Along the river there are tons of bike paths and trails, some lesser known than others. While visiting our friend in Waltham, she took us to one of these hidden gems. The River Walk is a beautifully paved trail which is part of the Upper Charles River Reservation. It stretches past the Moody Street Damn and overlooks the city and many historic buildings.
Some parts of the walking trail are under canopies of trees which are especially breathtaking in the Fall as the leaves begin to change colors. The park is also pet friendly, as you'll pass by many people who come here to walk their dogs while taking in the great views along the riverbanks. Overall the reservation is beautiful. We highly recommend The River Walk to the top the list of Waltham's must-see places.