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Our Nahanton Park Location Will Re-Open in 2022.

Catering & Food at our Nahanton Park Location

Food is an excellent companion to paddling, and Charles River Canoe & Kayak is happy to arrange catering from any local restaurant. A selection of our favorites is presented below.

You can arrange the catering yourself (so you can confer directly with the caterer regarding menu selections), or we can make the arrangements: choose one of our Featured Selections (at right) or work with us to plan your menu for a fee of 20% of the food cost (minimum fee $50; food cost includes 6.25% state tax).

Most of our locations have a waterfront picnic area available for group use. Learn more about picnicking at our Nahanton Park location!

Redbones Barbeque

A very popular Davis Square restaurant serving authentic, downhome-style Southern food. Menu includes standard barbeque favorites like ribs, chicken, pulled pork, and more. See our Featured Selection from Redbones above.

Featured Selection

Redbones Barbeque Picnic

MENU: Memphis Pork Ribs, BBQ Chicken, Pulled Pork & Sandwich Rolls, Choice of Three Side Dishes, BBQ Sauce Selection, Soda & Bottled Water

SIDES: Baked Beans*, Garlic Mashed Potatoes*, Dirty Rice*, Potato Salad, Mac & Cheese, Grilled Veggies, Garden Salad [10+ ppl.], Red Beans & Rice, Cole Slaw, Succotash, or Collard Greens (*=standard).

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN OPTIONS: Veggie Burger, Portobello Mushroom Sandwich, Veggie Rice, Vegetarian Collard Greens (not vegan); all sides except Baked Beans, Dirty Rice are vegetarian (but not vegan).

GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: All meats except BBQ Hash; all sides except Mac & Cheese, Cornbread, Chips; all sauces; Portobello Sandwich made w/o onion jam.

$34 per person, incl. taxes and fees

For arrangements, contact our Newton office at (617) 965-5110.

Baker’s Best

Custom menus, delicious foods skillfully prepared and beautifully presented, detailed event planning, and impeccable service. Everything from finger foods and brownies to full meals. See our Featured Selection from Baker’s Best above.

Featured Selection

Baker’s Best Light Food & Dessert

MENU: Turkey, Roast Beef, and Veggie Pinwheels; Fresh Fruit Platter; Cheese and Cracker Platter; Vegetable Quesadilla Platter; Assorted Cookies and Dessert Bars, Soda & Bottled Water

$17 per person, incl. taxes and fees

For arrangements, contact our Newton office at (617) 965-5110.

More catering options

Registration/Cancellation Policy for Catering Orders

  • All food orders require pre-payment in full.
  • Food orders cancelled at least 7 days before the event receive either a refund of the deposit less a 10% registration fee, or a full credit to a store account. This credit does not expire and may be used for instruction, rentals, or purchases at Charles River Canoe & Kayak, Weston Ski Track, or Community Ice Skating @Kendall.
  • For all cancellations made less than 7 days before the event, no refunds or credits will be issued.

Panera Bread

Eat-in, take-out, and catering just around the corner from Nahanton Park. Panera offers bakery items, sandwiches, soups, salads, and more.

Fresh City

Wholesome alternatives to fast foods, made with fresh ingredients and prepared fresh-to-order. Sandwiches, stir-fry, burritos, salads, and more. Eat-in, carry-out, or catering.


Eat-in, take-out, and catering just around the corner from Nahanton Park. Finagle-A-Bagel offers bagel sandwiches, soups, and salads in their stores and a simple and inexpensive catering menu.

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