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Newton: Historic Boathouse

Come paddle at the historic boathouse in Newton!

Enjoy the historic Lakes District of the Charles, a six-mile stretch of flatwater with little current. This section of river, which is largely bordered by parkland and forest, was once a haven for canoeists looking to escape the city — and is again today!

In addition to hourly and daily rentals of canoes, kayaks, and SUP boards, we also host relaxing Moonlight Tours and Kayak and Paddleboarding Classes.

In addition to hourly and daily rentals of canoes, kayaks, and SUP boards, we also host relaxing Moonlight Tours and Paddleboarding Classes.

Learn more about our Newton Boathouse Location.

Reservations are not required. Reservations are available at some times but if you don’t see the time you want, just walk in and we’ll get you out on the water! Save time and complete your waiver before you come.

Cancellation Policy:

  • You must request a cancellation with at least 12 hours notice of your desired rental time in order to receive a refund less a 10% administrative fee. You can reschedule your activity to another day up to two hours ahead of time.
  • Please see the reschedule link in your confirmation email to reschedule your rental online or email us at contact@paddleboston.com to request a refund.

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Newton: Historic Boathouse Address

2401 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, Massachusetts 02466

Latitude: N 42° 20′ 40.7184″
Longitude: W 71° 15′ 34.884″

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A photo of the Newton historic boathouse along the Charles River
Paddle the Charles River from our historic boathouse in Newton

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.

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please call: (617) 965-5110

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