Boating in Boston is excited to announce that our Hopkinton, Natick & Spot Pond locations are open 7 days a week, by reservation only. More info →.

Natick Boathouse

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Natick Boathouse  will open on Monday June 22, 2020. Hopkinton & Spot Pond have been open since June, 5, 2020.  All appointments are by reservation only


Join us for a day of peaceful water exploration on the beautiful Lake Cochituate in Cochituate State Park. Nestled in the middle of busy Natick, Wayland, and Framingham, this family-friendly state park is perfect for relaxing on the sandy beach, cooling off with a swim, and, of course, heading out for a paddle on a kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddleboard.

Please take note that the park may close due to capacity limits and rental with Boating in Boston does not guarantee a parking spot in the parking area, so please plan accordingly.  If you have any issues entering the park due to a park closure please contact our staff immediately for assistance 617-299-3392


From the Mass Pike (I-90)

Take Exit 13 (Natick/Framingham) and stay left after toll, following signs to Rt. 30 East. Follow Rt. 30 East through two sets of lights. Park entrance is on the right. There is a $8 fee to park your car.

From Route 30 West

Follow Rt. 30 West through Weston and Natick. After crossing over Lake Cochituate and the Massachusetts Turnpike, look for the Park entrance on the left. There is a $8 fee to park your car.


With classes and activities for novices and experts alike, Natick Boathouse offers something for everyone. Rent a boat and get exploring!

All boat renters need the Float Plan Agreement form at our boathouse locations, and we encourage you to print and fill it out ahead of time, so you have more time on the water!