Downtown/North End


Two hundred years ago, most of the wharves of Downtown Boston were busy mooring areas, where clipper ships from around the world brought goods to and from Boston Harbor. Today, the HarborWalk along Boston's Downtown and North End are dominated by a vibrant mix of cultural and recreational resources, parks and open spaces, and residential and business uses. The HarborWalk that stretches from the elegant Boston Harbor Hotel along the Downtown wharves to Puopolo Park in the North End is some of the most well maintained and highly visited in the city. Whether visiting with penguins at the New England Aquarium, strolling among the wisteria in Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, or taking a dip in the Mirabella Pool, this portion of the HarborWalk is certain to entertain and delight.

A section of the United States Coast Guard Base HarborWalk has recently re-opened after closing for security reasons following September 11. This section is accessible through an entrance adjacent to Mirabella Pool and includes a circular seating area and wooden pier. The HarborWalk here provides seating as well as views of Coast Guard vessels docked alongside the base, and is open seasonally from May to November.

Use the interactive map below to focus in on sites within the Downtown / North End neighborhood, or download a printable map in PDF format.


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