Charles River Reservation

Transit friendly
Historic site
Dogs Allowed

Details

Overview

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

Sunrise to sunset

Parking

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

Bikers riding down a bike path along the Charles River.

Biking

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

Boating

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

All Activities

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

Facilities

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

Services

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Canoeing & kayaking
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Fishing
  • Football
  • Educational programs
  • Hiking & walking
  • Ice skating
  • Inline skating
  • Rollerblading
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Softball
  • Swimming (pools)
  • Tennis

Restrictions

  • No alcohol

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