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Charles River Canoe & Kayak

455 Nahanton St, Newton, MA 02459-3201
+1 617-965-5110
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Perfect escape spot

Really enjoyed the time on the river, such a wonderful way to see the wildlife & appreciate all... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2016
Jacqueline R
Cork, Cork, Ireland
via mobile
A better management system could move it from very good to excelent.

Canoeing and kayaking on the Charles River in the summer and fall is a pleasurable experience... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
Newton, Massachusetts
via mobile
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Nahanton Park consists of 57 acres of forests, meadows, and gardens along the Charles River. From our dock, canoeists and kayakers can enjoy more than 12 miles of uninterrupted flatwater, from Silk Mill Dam at Upper Falls to Dedham Ave in Needham. A significant portion of the river's shore along this section of river is parkland, including Cutler Park and Millennium Park, and most of the riverbank is forest and marsh.Our Nahanton Park location, off Nahanton St./Kendrick St. on the Newton/Needham town line, offers hourly canoe and kayak rentals, picnic tables, an indoor function room, and playing fields. Learn more about our Nahanton Park Location in Newton.To best see this outstanding stretch of river, try one of our Shuttled River Trips and spend the morning or the whole day floating down the Charles!
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455 Nahanton St, Newton, MA 02459-3201
+1 617-965-5110
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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the time on the river, such a wonderful way to see the wildlife & appreciate all that nature has to offer. I have never before been kayaking but it was great fun & easy to find a rhythm. My one criticism would be...More

Thank Jacqueline R
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Canoeing and kayaking on the Charles River in the summer and fall is a pleasurable experience. Waiting 15 to 20 minutes to pay the fee is not. There was only one person signing out and reclaiming the boats. There must be a better way to...More

2  Thank pageslady
Reviewed 6 July 2016

This is an easy, fun way to see another side of the Charles. There is quite a lot of wildlife and many beautiful vistas if you take the time to slow down and take a canoe trip along the Charles. Surprisingly close to a such...More

Thank EPR12
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

A great plan to let your child feel connected with nature. The river was warm and the breeze was embracing us. The sun was light live. we rented 4 kayaks; one, double; two singles and; one, for child. The whole bill for almost 1 hour...More

Thank Salua K
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Beautiful walk along the Charles right into Cambridge - watch for the geese: their droppings are everywhere! Kayaker love that spot.

Thank myriamgbst
Reviewed 23 March 2016

This is a lot of fun, whether you're in shape or not. (the better shape you're in the further you can explore). You can explore the coves, and turns of the river, hidden ways behind overgrown sandbars,.secret islands. Echoes under the bridge. single kayaks, doubles,...More

Thank mitch708
Reviewed 8 February 2016

friendly experienced staff made my kayak renting experience very enjoyable- from the moment I walked in I felt comfortable and well taken care of

Thank themusicaldynamo
Reviewed 14 November 2015

This establishment has four sites on the Charles River, and we chose the Newton location. The staff is very welcoming and helpful, and the prices are reasonable. The scenery is beautiful. You can go either north or south from the Newton location. Kayaking is a...More

Thank sej60
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We're lucky to have this lovely natural resource so close to metro-Boston. If the weather cooperates, you'll have an outstanding experience. Beautiful surroundings, especially in autumn! And these purveyors are on point every time.

1  Thank eye-of-newton
Reviewed 23 September 2015

What a soothing and delightful hour on the Charles! I rented a canoe with a friend this Sunday afternoon. The Nahanton Park Paddling adventure brings a more remote section of the Charles into view. Meandering river with heavily wooded banks and perfect weather made a...More

Thank Deborah B
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