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Parks and nature in Cambridge

Top parks

“Boston Common/Public Garden was created in 1634 and has 80 species of plant. There are places for lunch, picnic and beautiful sight seeing.”
  • 228 locals recommend
“Right next to Boston Common lives the Public Gardens. Beautifully landscaped and well manicured, the gardens attract locals and visitors all year round. Stop by the "Make way for ducklings" statue and take a ride on the swan boats. Make sure to see the Washington statue before you head on your way. Its a beautiful way to spend the morning in Boston. ”
  • 180 locals recommend
“Great walking, jogging, biking and natural park setting with beautiful views of the pond, which makes you feel like you have escaped the city. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
“Walk along the Charles River or have a picnic lunch. Take the kids or dogs out to play.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Enjoy a fun early morning or afternoon jog and see the famous Hatch shell. Its a great place to view the 4th of July fireworks and they hold classical concerts there.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“The Swan Boats are a fleet of pontoon pleasure boats which operate in a pond in the Public Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Swan Boats have been in operation since 1877, and have since become a cultural icon for the city. They operate beginning the second weekend of April and ending the third weekend in September.”
  • 17 locals recommend
“Beautiful bike, walking trails, bridges, nature along the river, with best views of Cambridge and the river. Enjoy walks and sunsets or just get away from the noise of the city”
  • 24 locals recommend
College Quad
“Bustling and beautiful - see the statue of John Harvard and the classic buildings of the quad”
  • 19 locals recommend


“Beautiful park with walk and bike paths, public boat rentals, stunning views of the Charles River, and much more!”
  • 3 locals recommend
“Great place to play frisbee, softball, watch cricket or soccer, and to picnic or bring kids to play on the swings. There is also live music at the park in the summer”
  • 16 locals recommend
“Local park adjacent to harvard square and across from harvard yard. About a five minute walk.”
  • 11 locals recommend
“Nice park to walk around and it is dog-friendly! You can also go to Charlestown. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
  • 1 local recommends
“One of the bigger parks in the area. It has sections for both big- and little kids, with a water-play area. There is also a big lawn where the kids can run around. This park has full shade in parts of it all day so is good if you want to avoid the sun.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Baseball Field
“Big ballfield. But next to it, on Berkshire St., is the Gold Star Mother's Pool, open June-mid-August, admission $.75 (75 cents). Nice place to cool down on a hot day. Open until 7PM, 7 days a week.”
  • 3 locals recommend
“Nearby park has a nice playground and field. The closest spot if you need to run the kids around.”
  • 3 locals recommend