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Wakefield Boathouse

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Wakefield Boathouse is still closed for the season, but Hopkinton & Spot Pond Boathouses will be opening on Friday, June 5th by reservation only. Please check back for updates. Thank you.


Wakefield’s picturesque Lake Quannapowitt is a favorite among the locals for its 3.5-mile loop around the lake with plenty of open space for jogging, Frisbee, or a relaxing picnic. To get the real Quannapowitt experience, rent a kayak, paddleboard, or pedal boat and submerge yourself in boating fun.

Our experienced and friendly staff on the docks is passionate about their boating and ready to get you started on your personal water adventure today. Join us for fun on the water or hop in after work for an exhilarating aquatic workout.

Directions & Parking

From the North or South

Take I-95 to Exit 39, North Avenue, taking a right for I-95N or left for I-95S off the exit onto North Avenue. Follow North Avenue for about one mile and take a left onto Church Street at the large intersection (you’ll see a baseball field). Follow Church Street for 1/3 of a mile and take a left onto Lake Avenue. At the end of Lake Avenue, you will see our colorful boats down by the waterfront.

There is lots of parking on the streets nearby the boathouse so no need to worry about that.

There’s a 3.5-mile loop that wraps around Lake Quannapowitt. If you’re out for a stroll, follow the path South toward Wakefield’s grassy town common. We have a rack of very colorful boats by the lakeside that you cannot miss!


Drop by Wakefield Boathouse to see why it’s a local favorite. Rent a boat or take a class to enjoy a day on the water.

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!