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Castle Island Walkway

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Hours:Dawn until dusk
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Outdoor
Cost:Free see below
Category:Roller Skating
Other Ideas: The Charles River Esplanade; Roller World; Chez-Vous Roller Skating Rink; CLOSED: Roller Palace; Minuteman Bike Trail

castle island walkway photoThe walkway the encircles Castle Island is a great place to walk, Roller blade or scooter, along Boston Harbor. This 22 acre land-bound island (it's the site of an old armory), features a number of interesting and entertaining features including:

  • Terrific walkways (great for rollerblading)
  • Views of Boston Harbor and Logan Airport - watch the planes take off & land!;
  • A shoreline string of parks and beaches with a large playground;
  • Snack bar that includes burgers, fries, clam strips, drinks & ice cream;
  • Fort Independence: the oldest continually fortified granite site on British North America, having played a variety of roles in colonial and revolutionary times.


View our Photo Guide of Castle Island to get a better idea of what you can expect.

The park’s 1.9 mile (4,500-step) loop has a nice ocean breeze and spectacular views of the harbor.

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Free with lots of free parking

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www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-boston/castle-island-pleasure-bay-m-street-and-carson-beach.html

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2010 Day Blvd., Boston, MA, 02127 map

Take I-93 to Exit 15. Make a left at the light to rotary, and onto Day Boulevard, follow the water to Castle Island. You'll find free beach parking along the street the entire way, and a free lot for Castle Island at the end of the road.

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