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Canoeing and Kayaking Along the Charles River in Boston

Priyadarshini Bopardikar Sep 21, 2019
Charles River is the ultimate kayaking and canoeing destination for water and adventure lovers. You can even explore the nature parks, top institutions of Boston along the riverside to get the most out of your travel experience.

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Charles River Esplande is a multifaced spot serving tourists for kayaking while also boasting of some of the prime offices of Boston.

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You can go for a guided tour or choose to do kayaking by yourself. Make sure the entire safety kit is handed over to you, so you enjoy kayaking to the fullest.
Admire the beauty of the river by canoeing through Mass Avenue bridge and the Longfellow bridge, you will be thrilled to see the fireworks at DCR Hatch Shell.

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As you paddle downstream, you will encounter the crown of the city - Harvard University, which is one of the top educational institution in the world.

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Another beautiful spot is Magazine Beach in Cambridge - a perfect place for couples. The mesmerizing sunsets here are a treat to watch!

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Another place to start kayaking is from Kendall Square where you get to see the Museum of Science. It is an interactive place where children indulge into various interesting activities that add upto their learning.

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North Point Park is a jewel along Charles River. This park is clean, well maintained and has good amount of greenery and games set up for kids.

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Newton’s Nahanton Park is another attraction located on Charles River. Tourists can enjoy their way canoeing from Silk Mill Dam at Upper Falls to Dedham Ave in Needham. It's advisable to go for a guided tour.

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When canoeing from Newton’s Nahanton Park stop at the Cutler Park. Enjoy the hiking trails with melodious sound of birds and cool greenery around.
Charles River Esplanade has amazing jogging tracks used by youngsters as well as senior citizens early in the morning or evening. It would be a fantastic experience to exercise with such a scenic beauty in the backdrop.