Canoe, Paddleboard or Kayak in Somerville, Blessing of the Bay
Come paddle the Mystic River! Rent a Canoe, Paddleboard, or Kayak in Somerville and paddle the full seven miles of the Mystic River, including skyline views and access to the scenic lakes and swimming area. The DCR Blessing of the Bay Boathouse is a short one mile walk from the Assembly Row train station and shops and bars — Come by T and end your day with ice cream or dinner in the busy Assembly Row area!
Sign up for a Mystic River Shuttle Trip and paddle one-way starting four miles upstream at the Mystic Lakes with space for picnics and swimming.
Update for 2022: Walk-up rentals are back, Learn more about our rental process:
Policies & Return Times
The last boat of the evening launches one hour before closing time -- This means that you need to be at the check in desk with all members of your party at least an hour before closing, and possibly earlier than that if there is already a line on the dock.
- Here are some Frequently Asked Questions that may help you plan your visit
- Bring your photo ID everytime you paddle
- Always be prepared to get wet, wear your life jacket and ask us for a drybag to protect your belongings.
- Smoking and Alcohol is strictly prohibited and we reserve the right to inspect your bags and coolers.