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Kendall Square Canoe and Kayak - 2014 Season

Kendall Square Canoe and Kayak -Summer 2014 Season has begun!


With climbing temperatures (finally!) and more hours of sunlight each day, we’ve been brainstorming ways to get outside and take advantage. Paddling a canoe or kayak from the dock at Kendall Square is the perfect way to embrace the warmer weather and kick off an active summer.

The dock at Kendall Square is public, and open every day from dawn to dusk. Anyone with a boat can access the Charles River from this location. If you’re interested and don’t own a boat, Charles River Recreation offers both hourly and daily canoe, kayak, and paddleboard rentals. Renters can paddle one-way toward Soldier’s Field Road in Allston/Brighton, or round-trip to and from Kendall Square. Rental rates range from 9 dollars for a children’s kayak to 30 dollars for an XL canoe--there is something for everyone!

As you make your way along the Charles from Kendall Square, surrounded by sailboats, powerboats, and duck boats, you will see a stunning view of the Boston skyline and Esplanade. Other landmarks visible from the route along the river include the Zakim Bridge, the Hancock and Prudential Buildings, MIT, the Museum of Science, and Boston University. Paddlers can also experience Charles River Recreations’ Skyline Tours, Harbor Tours, and Barbeque Tours from the Kendall Square dock.

Once you’ve seen the sights and returned to the dock, stop to reward yourself at one of the many nearby Kendall Square restaurants, like EVOO, Za, or MexiCali Burrito Cabana. A refreshing workout, scenic views of Boston and Cambridge, and a delicious meal: sounds like the perfect summer day to us!