Paddling on the Charles River
GOOD FOR: Ages 5-8, Ages 9-12

Source:Submitted by ampfamily
Address:1071 Soldier's Field Road Boston (Allston/Brighton), Massachusetts
Hours:10:00am – 7:30pm
Fee: Hourly rental fee based on the type of boat rented

Bathrooms: There are port-o-johns at the Allston location
Water/Snacks: You will need to bring your own food. You can rent a waterproof bag from the outfitter for a nominal fee.

The Charles is calm and clean, making it a great place to start your paddling adventure.

Photo by: Andrea Pelosi

The Charles River is a very accessible river to paddle on. If you are just starting out the Charles River Canoe and Kayak company has 5 locations along the river where you can rent a variety of boats. They are a conscientious outfitter. They provide you with a pfd and the rules of the water and water safety before you get on the water. The river itself is clean and calm making it a great place to start your paddling adventure.

Plan B:

Mt. Auburn Cemetery if you'd rather hike or Harvard's Natural History Museum if it's raining.

Where to Eat Nearby:

There are many food options in Harvard Square



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