Hours of Operation
Charles River Canoe & Kayak ::
TOMORROW (THURSDAY): Closed Except by Appointment*
FRIDAY: Closed Except by Appointment*
* There is a $300 minimum charge to open by appointment.
On September days, our Nahanton Park Location may experience low water levels in a few spots upstream from our location. Please check with our registration staff for the latest updates as well as route suggestions to fully enjoy your paddle.
On Sept 19th- Oct 2nd, our Nahanton Park Location will be closing at 6pm. This means the last boats will leave at 5pm.
Owned by the City of Newton, Nahanton Park consists of 57 acres of forests, meadows, and gardens along the Charles River. From our dock, canoeists and kayakers can enjoy
Charles River Canoe and Kayak
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!
Video by Interlock Media.
Virtual Tour of the Charles
from Nahanton Park.
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