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Charles River Canoe & Kayak

455 Nahanton St, Newton, MA 02459-3201
+1 617-965-5110
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Charles River Kayak Rental

Charles River Kayak rental is a very fun place to go to spend a few hours on the water. The staff... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Norwood, Massachusetts
via mobile

These people run a great service and are looking to help you learn if you are new to the ports. I... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
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
+1 617-965-5110
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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

Thank Davedog14
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.

Thank massbayreviewer
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

Thank Stacey Z
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

Thank jessica s
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

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

Thank John F
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.

Thank lynnthomas2016
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

Thank Pattiann1113
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Charles River Canone and Kayak is located next to the Marriott Hotel which is on Comm Ave in Newton. It has been there for at least 40 years. From their base you can choose a canoe or a kayak and go either up or...More

Thank ChayaYehudit
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Nice people, great on the water with wonderful views, wildlife and fun for the kids and the grown-ups

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 30 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
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