South Region

Ames Nowell State Park Abington
Borderland State Park N. Easton
Boston Harbor Islands Hingham
Demarest Lloyd State Park S. Dartmouth
Dighton Rock State Park Berkley
Massasoit State Park Taunton
Myles Standish State Forest Carver
Nickerson State Park Brewster
South Cape Beach State Park Mashpee
Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Falmouth
Webb Memorial State Park Weymouth

North Region

Ashland State Park Ashland
Bradley Palmer State Park Topsfield
Cochituate State Park Natick
Elm Bank Reservation Dover, Wellesley
Great Brook Farm State Park Carlisle
Harold Parker State Forest N. Andover
Hopkinton State Park Hopkinton
Lawrence Heritage State Park Lawrence
Lowell Heritage State Park Lowell
Spot Pond, Middlesex Fells Reservation Stoneham
Walden Pond State Reservation Concord
Westgate Canoe Launch, Charles River, Rte. 30Wellesley
Whitehall State Park Hopkinton

Central Region

Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park Uxbridge
Douglas State Forest Douglas
Leominster State Forest Westminster
Moore State Park Paxton
Rutland State Park Rutland
Spencer State Forest Spencer
Dunn Pond State Park Gardner
Erving State Forest Erving
Hampton Ponds State Park Westfield
Lake Dennison Recreation Area Winchendon
Wells State Park Sturbridge
Wendell State Forest Wendell

Western Region

Beartown State Forest Monterey
Clarksburg State Park Clarksburg
Conn. River Greenway State Park Northampton
D.A.R. State Forest Goshen
Dubuque, Kenneth Memorial State Forest Hawley
Gardner, C.M. State Park Huntington
Mohawk Trail State Forest Charlemont
Mt. Tom State Reservation Holyoke
October Mountain State Forest Lee
Pittsfield State Forest Pittsfield
Sandisfield State Forest (York Lake) Sandisfield
Savoy Mountain State Forest Savoy (RTE. 116)
Tolland State Forest Otis

Boston Region

Lower Neponset River Trail Dorchester
Pope John Paul II Park Dorchester
Tenean BeachDorchester
Dorchester Shores Reservation Dorchester
Charles River Reservation Cambridge
Kennedy Playground, Edgewater DriveMattapan
Ryan Playground, River St.Mattapan
Paul's Bridge Canoe Launch, Neponset RiverMilton
Riverside Canoe Launch, Charles RiverNewton
Canoe Launch, Charles River, Redwing BayNeedham
Squantum Point Park Quincy
Riverside Recreation Area, Charles River, Rte. 128, Exit 23Weston

Canoe Rentals and Instruction

Newton - Charles River Canoe and Kayak Center, Canoe and Kayak Instruction 2401 Commonwealth Ave. 617-965-5110 Season: Early April to late October. Weekdays, 10:00am to dusk; weekends, 9:00am to dusk. Many levels of instruction are offered for canoes, kayaks, and sculls. Please call for more information and availability.

Charles River Canoe and Kayak Center Kiosk at Artesani Park off Soldiers Field Road 617-965-5110 Season May to October 15, weekends Spring and Fall, extended summer hours. Youths under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Spot Boat Boating (SPB) on the outskirts of the Middlesex Fells State Reservation offers non-motorized sailboat, kayak, row boat, pedal boat and canoe rental. The schedule changes slightly from year to year and is always posted on the . Instruction in Sailing and Kayaking is available weekly with the schedule posted on the web site. For more information, call (781) 979-9463 (WIND) or email at

Outdoor Recreation of Hopkinton (ORH) offers non-motorized kayak, canoe, pedal boat, row boat and sailboat rental. The schedule changes slightly from year to year and is always posted on the ORH website . ORH also offers a summer schedule for Universal Access paddling, typically on Wednesdays (subject to change) from 10 - 4. Reservations are recommended for the Universal Access program. Instruction is available weekly in Sailing and Kayaking with the schedule posted on the web site. For more information, call (508) 435-3965 or email at