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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...more
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455 Nahanton St, Newton, MA 02459-3201
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+1 617-965-5110
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Reviewed March 3, 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

Thank MysticWay15
Reviewed March 3, 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.

Thank waban2014
Reviewed January 14, 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.

Thank amy1440
Reviewed October 16, 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 October 2, 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 August 14, 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 August 8, 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 June 30, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank John F
Reviewed May 22, 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 January 17, 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
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