Charles River Esplanade
Sports: Running, Cycling, Yoga, Tennis, Athletic Fields
Phone: (617) 227-0365
Regional Tourism Council: Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
With access to three miles of park and pathways as well as the Charles River, the Esplanade offers a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Whether you are interested in individual activities, free organized classes, organized programs or group sports, or looking for running and biking paths, the Esplanade has something for anyone who is interested in fun, active recreation.
The Esplanade provides cyclists of all ages the opportunity to enjoy a pleasant, scenic bike along its Paul Dudley White Bike Path, an 18 mile loop that starts at the Museum of Science and runs along both sides of the Charles River to Watertown Square. You can ride on your own or take part in one of Boston’s scenic bike tours through the park.
As the City’s most used running path, the Esplanade is home to 5 1/2 miles of pathways. The Healthy Heart Trail on the Esplanade begins at the Lee Pool parking lot, is 1.5 miles long, and has an easy activity level designation. For runners seeking more distance, connecting paths continue into Cambridge and Boston.