Charles River Reservation

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

Bikers riding down a bike path along the Charles River.


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


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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