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The Swan Boats
The Swan Boats
Boston’s Public Garden is magical in the summer, with its many weeping willows and manicured hedges. Kids and adults alike will delight in a ride on the iconic Swan Boats, which float on the garden’s lagoon. The whimsical boats are foot-pedaled, and the propeller makes a relaxing paddling noise while you glide around the water, admiring the ducks and sometimes spotting a turtle or two. The boats—in different iterations, of course—have been paddling around the Public Garden’s pond for over 120 years, and are beloved by locals and visitors alike.

Photo by Tim Sackton/Flickr.
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