Newton

Newton

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Encompassing six miles of flatwater from Newton Lower Falls to the Moody Street Dam in Waltham, the Lakes District of the Charles River has a long history of boating activity. With the dramatic improvement in water quality over the past two decades, the Lakes District is again popular with canoeists, kayakers, and rowers

Our historic Newton Boathouse, located on Comm. Ave next to the Newton Marriott in Auburndale, is open seven days a week for rentals, houses our Paddling Store, and serves as our primary base of operations.

Our Newton location operates in cooperation with the Massachusetts Dept. of Conservation & Recreation.

Driving

From Route 128 (North or South)

Take Route 30 (Commonwealth Ave) East, Exit #24 off Route 128. The Historic Boathouse lies 200 yards down and to the left. Please follow directions above for parking.

From the West (Mass Pike)

Take Mass Pike Exit 14 (Rt. 128/I-95/Rt. 30). Follow signs for I-95 N, staying left through the toll, and before reaching the highway take Exit 24 for Rt. 30. Turn right onto Rt. 30 (Commonwealth Ave) East. The Historic Boathouse lies 200 yards down and to the left. Please follow directions above for parking.

From the East (Mass Pike/Boston)

Take Mass Pike Exit 15 (Rt. 128/I-95/Rt. 30). Follow signs for I-95 N, staying right through the toll, and before reaching the highway take Exit 24 for Rt. 30. Turn right onto Rt. 30 (Commonwealth Ave) East. The Historic Boathouse lies 200 yards down and to the left. Please follow directions above for parking.

Parking at the Historic Boathouse

Please allow handicapped parking only at the tiny parking lot adjacent to our boathouse. Our main parking lot lies across the other side of the river, just a couple minutes walking distance over the Route 30 bridge.

To drive there, take every right out of our boathouse parking lot (Rt. 30 West > Rt. 128 Northbound entrance > Norumbega Road > parking lot entrance). The stairs at the end of the parking lot bring you back to the Rt. 30 bridge, just a short walk to the boathouse.

Take the MBTA Commuter Rail's Worcester/Framingham Line to Auburndale. Exit toward Auburn Street and turn left onto Auburn St. Follow Auburn until it meets Commonwealth Ave. We are across the street. The distance is approximately 0.5 miles and usually takes about 10 minutes to walk.

Take the MBTA Green Line (D train) to Riverside. Cross the parking lot and turn left onto Grove St. Bear left onto Hancock St. Turn left onto Woodland and then turn left onto Auburn St. Follow Auburn until it meets Commonwealth Ave. We are across the street. The distance is approximately 1.2 miles and usually takes about 20 minutes to walk.

Contact us

2401 Commonwealth Avenue (Route 30), Newton, MA 02466

Call us at (617) 299-3392

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