Closed for the Season
Our Nahanton Park Location Will Re-Open in 2023.
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Detailed River & Facility Information at our Newton Boathouse Location
Paddle Boston Newton: Historic Boathouse
Where to Stop While Paddling
There are a number of locations where paddlers can stop to eat, rest, or walk. State-owned Forest Grove Park is a small peninsula with a sand beach and short, informal walking trails located about a mile upstream.
The City of Newton’s Auburndale Park is located about 1.5 miles downstream, and offers a sand beach, playground, ballfields, picnic area, and seasonal restrooms (learn more below). See our Paddling Map for other locations.
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