The trailhead can be found by turning into the Museum of Science's driveway and parking at the museum's garage for a fee. There is also street parking at various points along the trail if the garage is full.
Part of the East Coast Greenway, the Charles River Greenway features furbulous views at various points along its route. The Boston skyline and views of MIT and Harvard in Cambridge, the river itself with its boat traffic and wildlife, and its interesting bridges will keep your head turning as you walk. The fur-baby will be most interested in the pawsome herons, ducks and other water fowl, as well as many other species of birds, squirrels, deer and other mammals. The pup's ears and nose will be in constant motion, especially when you meet other doggos and people on the trail. Many restroom and drinking water opportunities lie a short distance from the paved trail, and dog-friendly restaurants and concession stands too!
If you time your hike just right, you and Fido could be treated to a concert at the Hatch Memorial Shell. Find a bench or sit on the lawn and enjoy! The trail is lined with grass and trees, and many furtastic benches lie in wait for your pleasure and rest. Watch Harvard's crew team ply the waters of the river, while sail-boarders and sailboats glide soundlessly by. Multiple unpaved trails run parallel to the Charles River Greenway and offer more solitude and quiet than the main trail, so wander over and back at will.
Whatever your interest, a short stroll on a lovely autumn afternoon, or a trek that encompasses the entire trail, the Charles River Greenway will have what you want!