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Charles River Canoe & Kayak

455 Nahanton St, Newton, MA 02459-3201
+1 617-965-5110
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Fun summer activity

At least once a year my wife and I head down to the Charles river for a kayak ride. The people are... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
MysticWay15
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Newton, Massachusetts
Charles River canoe/kayak

Great place to kayak, good equipment. Staff is very conscientious and friendly, but they could... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
waban2014
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Newton, Massachusetts
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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
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

At least once a year my wife and I head down to the Charles river for a kayak ride. The people are extremely helpful and the boats are in perfect condition. It's great for the kids too. Great way to clear the cobwebs out of...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Great place to kayak, good equipment. Staff is very conscientious and friendly, but they could use some help organizing the check in process to make it more efficient.

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

This was a fun excursion with our teenagers. Neat way to see the city. The water was very manageable. The both are good and it was easy.

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Charles River Kayak rental is a very fun place to go to spend a few hours on the water. The staff is friendly and helpful, rates are reasonable and you get some fantastic views from the kayak. Went with a few friends on a sunny...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

These people run a great service and are looking to help you learn if you are new to the ports. I moved from kayaks to Stand Up Paddling this summer and I am in my sixties.

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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

What a great way to enjoy the day. So close to home but you feel so far away. We rented in Newton & I have to say it's pretty much run by teenagers but they do a great job! Kayaking is so relaxing & easy...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Sure you have your own kayak in your yard--we do too. But when we're too lazy to throw ours on the roof of our car we just head over to Charles River Canoe and Kayak and rent one of theirs and go out for a...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful scenery. Very friendly and helpful staff. Good prices. Highly recommend to all.

Thank John F
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

The staff is very helpful and the water is good for kayaking anytime they are open. The views are lovely and passing some other boaters is enjoyable. Parking across the bridge is a pain but I understand why it is necessary.

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Very low key operation. Show up and get your canoe or kayak. From this location you can only go south because of a dam in place as you head toward Boston but this is fine because there is much less "traffic" on the river in...More

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