Part of the richness of the Harborwalk is its variety, reflecting the various activities and urban textures of adjacent land.  In places, the HarborWalk extends into maritime industrial areas, allowing visitors to observe at close range working port operations.  In others, Harborwalkers can enjoy a swim, go fishing, visit over forty parks and a dozen museums, or sample the latest foodie destination restaurant.

The Harborwalk connects to a number of inland trails and parks, including the Emerald NecklaceCharles River EsplanadeRose Kennedy Greenway, Freedom TrailSouth Bay Trail and East Boston Greenway. Please note that, with the exception of wheelchairs, the Harborwalk is a non-motorized pathway.  Bicycles are welcome on the portion of the Harborwalk from the Neponset River Greenway to Castle Island State Park.  North of Castle Island, however, pedestrian traffic becomes heavier and bicyclists should move to bike lanes.