Hours of Operation
Detailed Lake & Facility Information
Our Facility in Waltham
We have a small kiosk in a landscaped plaza adjacent to the river. There are some benches nearby, but we do not have a picnic area at this location.
Auburndale Cove Park & Playground
Auburndale Park is a multi-purpose recreation facility situated about 1.5 miles upriver from our location. The park offers a sand beach, tennis and basketball courts, regulation baseball field, fitness trail, modular and free-standing playground equipment, four picnic sites with grills and tables, and a building with seasonal restrooms.
The park makes an excellent spot for picnics, birthday parties, or a relaxing break while paddling.
Picnic areas will accommodate groups of up to 50 or 100 persons. If your group rents eight boats or more and pays for two hours of rental, we will not charge you for one additional hour of rental while you picnic at Auburndale Park.
If you want to reserve a picnic area or use the grills at Auburndale Park, a picnic permit from the Newton Parks and Recreation Department is required. Learn more about picnic permits.
Nearby Restaurants & Catering
Just steps away from our location, you'll find almost two dozen restaurants on Moody Street. Paddling and food are a great combination, and our Waltham location is the perfect spot to follow up your paddle with a visit to a nearby eatery. View our favorite local restaurants.
Charles River Canoe & Kayak's Waltham Location is located at 211 Moody Street in Waltham. Click here for complete directions and parking information!
Paddling Safety Information
Before you come, feel free to read our Charles River Paddling Safety Information (also available in Spanish and Portuguese) and take our fun quiz!
In Cooperation with Mass. DCR
Our Waltham location operates in cooperation with the Massachusetts Dept. of Conservation & Recreation.