Hours of Operation
Charles River Canoe & Kayak ::
TODAY (SATURDAY): Closed due to Weather
TOMORROW (SUNDAY): 9:00am – 8:00pm
On Sunday, July 30th, our Nahanton Park Location will open at 7am. Come out and enjoy the early morning weather, wildlife, and solitude.
On hot July 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.
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.
Learn about the Wildlife!
All Abilities Welcome.