Take a lunch hour and go out for a quick ski along the Charles! The track is better than you might think, and conditions are often quite good.
From HBS, cross Storrow Drive on the Anderson Bridge and turn left before crossing the river. You may have to walk past the boathouse path. Reliable skiing starts immediately beyond. Two weak points: slush thrown off Storrow Drive on the first curve (skiable); pedestrian underpass below the Charles River bridge leading to Eliott Circle (walk it). Keep the river to your immediate right. Trail passes through Kennedy Park, past TV38 tower, and a little past the Northeastern boathouse to the Arsenal Street bridge. Total skiing time is 45-55 minutes depending on condition.
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