Charles River Reservation


1175A Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA 02116
Transit friendly
Dogs Allowed
Historic site

Details   of Charles River Reservation

Overview   of Charles River Reservation

This 20-mile reservation stretches along the Charles River and offers plenty of activities, from picnics and playgrounds to sports fields, boating, and bike paths.

Hours   for Charles River Reservation

Sunrise to sunset

Parking   at Charles River Reservation

Charles River Basin
  • Herter Park
  • Watertown Dam
Upper Charles East
  • Catalonga Park
  • Dealtry Pool
Upper Charles West
  • Forest Grove Park
  • Woerd Avenue Boat Launch
  • Landry Park

Activities   at Charles River Reservation

  • Biking

    Over 20 miles of trails are available to bike, walk or run. Follow the river as it cuts through Boston and neighboring communities.
  • Boating 

    Travel along the Charles River by boat, canoe or kayak as you enjoy a unique view of the city.

All Activities   at Charles River Reservation

  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Football
  • Boating (non-motorized)
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Ice skating
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Sailing
  • Rowing
  • Swimming
  • Educational programs

Facilities   at Charles River Reservation

  • Athletic fields
    • Baseball/softball
    • Basketball
    • Football
    • Tennis
  • Boat ramp
  • Paved bike paths
  • Playground
  • Picnic area
  • Charles River Basin public moorings
  • Skating rink
  • Spray decks and wading pools
  • Weddings

Restrictions   at Charles River Reservation

  • No alcohol

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