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  • Beaches and pools

    With dozens of oceans, ponds, and public pools scattered throughout the region, Massachusetts is a water sports lovers' paradise.
  • Boating

    Whether you prefer motorized boats, sailboats, canoes, kayaks or some other form of nonmotorized boat, you're bound to have questions about boat registration, boating law, good places to paddle or sail, launch facilities, information on boating lessons, pumpout facilities and more. Here you'll find all the information you need to plan a day trip on your boat.
  • Fishing

    Are you looking for a place to drop your line or cast your fly? Check out the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation's list of fresh and saltwater lakes and ponds. Licensing and regulatory information and barrier-free fishing locations are provided for people with disabilities.
  • Whale watching

    Did you know that Massachusetts is one of the top ten whale-watching spots in the world? Charters typically run from April to October, so if you're interested in observing these magnificent creatures, plan your visit to the Bay State for that time frame.
  • Find a water sport

    Whether you enjoy rafting, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, parasailing, swimming, boating, or fishing, Massachusetts' unique location means all the water sports you love are available all summer long. Find the best places to go for your favorite water sport.