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  • Please select the type of boat you want to reserve for weekday reservations.
  • Weekend reservations need to be made inside the park. Please arrive early as the parks have been reaching capacity and not allowing more cars in. A reservation does not guarantee admittance to the park.

Parking Guide:

  • Primary Lot: 455 Nahanton Street, Newton. Directly at our check-in area.
  • Overflow: When the primary lot is full, use the drop-off near the check-in tent, then proceed to the upper lot. Turn left from the primary lot onto Nahanton Street and take the first driveway on the left (~250 feet). A brief 2-minute walk on a dirt path will lead you to our check-in tent.
  • Alternative Lot: 507 Winchester Street, Newton. Ideal for those wishing to explore Nahanton Park. It’s a 5-10 minute walk to our dock. You can drop off your party at the main address before parking here.

Enjoy your Nahanton boating adventure!

Nahanton Boathouse in Massachusetts offers a range of watercraft rentals, including kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards, and pedal boats. Our hourly rentals allow you to explore the picturesque Charles River at your own pace.

Join our kayaking and paddleboarding classes to improve your skills, embark on wildlife tours, or take scenic trips guided by our knowledgeable staff. We also offer kids programs, retail options, and beverages for your convenience. Visit Nahanton Boathouse and create lasting memories while enjoying the beauty of nature along the Charles River.



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Driving & Request a Ride

From the Mass Pike (I-90)

From I90 East/West take exit 123 towards I-95 South towards Providence. Take the Highland Ave Exit and follow signs for Highland Ave/Newton highlands. Take Exit 35A and follow signs for Kendrick Street/Needham. Stay on Exit 35A and turn right onto Kendrick Street. Nahanton Park will be on the left in half a mile.

From Route 30 West

Take I93 North, it will become I95. After passing Dedham look for the Kendrick Street Exit. Once exited, follow Kendrick street east until you reach Nahanton park on the left.

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Float Plan Agreement

All participants will need to complete the online waiver prior to arrival for your rental. The waiver link can be found in the green “Next Step” box in your rental confirmation email. The link can be shared with all participants to complete so you are ready to go for your rental when you arrive on site.

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