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From boating and sightseeing to swimming and fishing, you can find water fun all over New England. Many water activities are seasonal and are only available from May-September.


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Wingaersheek BeachGloucester, $$$
Wingaersheek Beach has white sands, crystal clear waters, and huge rocks in the water that you can climb around at low tide. The beach goes on forever at low tide and the water stays shallow for a long time - plenty of...
Crane BeachIpswich, $$$
Four miles of white sand and gentle surf, voted 'Best Beach' of Boston three years running. Bathhouses, lifeguards, and concession stand onsite and ample parking.
Goldfish Swim School4 Locations, $$
Goldfish Swim School offers swim lessons for children ages 4 months and up, as well as family swim times, a rec team and birthday parties.
Good Harbor BeachGloucester, $$$
Good Harbor Beach is a beautiful beach with lovely, white sand, and great waves facing the Atlantic. There is a concession stand, rest rooms, and showers.
Boston Duck Boat Tours3 Locations, $$$
Tour Boston in an authentic, renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle. The DUCK tours the city by both land and water. Great for kids and visitors.
Breezy Picnic WaterslidesDouglas, $$$
A family-owned recreational water facility complete with sandy beaches, alpine water slides, picnic areas and a snack bar. Fun for all ages.
DCR Pools & Spray DecksMassachusetts, Free
Beat the heat this summer at a number of great pools & spray decks. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Swimming pools have a water depth of at least two feet. Showers are required before entering the pools.
Rings Fountain on the GreenwayBoston, Free
Cool off on a hot summer day at the Rings Fountain in the Wharf District Parks. You can count 64 nozzles that shoot up in the air and create circles of vertical water.
Salisbury Beach State ReservationSalisbury, $
Salisbury Beach is a popular northern Massachusetts beach destination stretching 3.8 miles along the Atlantic Ocean. Swimming, boating, fishing and camping.
Singing BeachManchester-by-the-Sea, $
Singing Beach, Manchester is one of the best beaches in MA and includes a beautiful sandy beach, restrooms and a nice concession stand. Limited Parking.
Swan Boat RidesBack Bay, $
The Boston Common is oldest public park in the country, with relaxing swan-boat rides in the park's lake.
Cape Cod National SeashoreCape Cod, $$
The Cape Cod Seashore offers six swimming beaches, eleven self-guiding nature trails, and a variety of picnic areas and scenic overlooks.
Front BeachRockport, $$
Sandy Bay acts as the beautiful backdrop for Front Beach, the perfect beach for the swimmer in your group! During high tide, the sandy beach real estate is hard to come by, but that just means more time in the water.
Where to Fish in MassachusettsMassachusetts, Free
The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) stocks rivers, lakes and ponds with trout for recreational fishing.
Artesani Park & Wading PoolBrighton, Free
Artesani Park & Wading Pool has lifeguards on duty, showers, changing rooms, picnic area, ice cream truck comes often, awesome playground for toddlers and older kids and plenty of parking. Truly is a gem.
Beaver Brook Reservation Spray Deck & PlaygroundBelmont, Free
Ideal for toddlers through age 5 years. There are swings, slides and climbing structures, as well as a nifty Spray Pool that includes boulders for kids to climb over.
Boston Harbor Cruise Lighthouse ToursBoston, $$
This three-hour adventure begins with a forty-five minute narrated tour on a comfortable vessel through the Boston Harbor Islands, where you will experience the rich maritime history of the islands with a park ranger.
Boston Harbor CruisesBoston, $$$
From whale watching cruises, harbor sightseeing tours, and fast ferries to functions, private charters, and entertainment, you'll find it aboard Boston Harbor Cruises.
Boston Outrigger Canoe ClubBoston, $
Boston Outrigger is dedicated to expanding the sport of Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe racing along the East Coast. We are laways looking for people who want to join us in our 4 and 6 man ocean going canoes.
Bousquet Mountain Seasonal FunWestern Mass, $$
Bousquet Mountain offers skiing in winter, but when the snow is gone, enjoy six waterslides, an activity pool, zip-line, 9-hole disc golf course, mini-golf, bungy-trampoline, climbing wall, bounce castle and the brand...
Castaway Island at Canobie Lake ParkNew Hampshire, $$$
Cool off at Canobie Lake Park's Castaway Island's water slides, water canons, zero depth entry pools and more. As for drying off, the Xtreme Frisbee can handle the job.
CoCo Key Indoor Water ResortDanvers, $$$$
Key West moves to Massachusetts at CoCo Key Water Resort in Danvers! New Englandís first indoor waterpark resort, itís a great anytime getaway for the whole family.
Codzilla High-Speed Boat RidesBoston, $$
Codzilla is Boston's first and only high-speed thrill boat ride featuring two turbo-charged diesel engines generating 2,800 horsepower and speeds of approximately 40 miles an hour.
Community Boating & SailingBoston, $
Community sailing & lessons for beginner and advanced sailors in a variety of boats, kids sail all summer for net to nothing. May-Oct. Charles River.
Community Canoeing In MassachusettsBoston
Rediscover the incredible public resources that are available all around Massachusetts. There are facilities for canoeing, swimming, camping, hiking, walking and bike riding at Massachusetts Parks, and much more...
Concord Playground & Spray FountainConcord, Free
Great open playground, better for preschool age, but toddlers can climb too with supervision. Features a great spray fountain for those hot summer days.
Constitution BeachBoston, Free
Constitution Beach has swimming areas with lifeguards, a bathhouse with concessions, a relatively new, large playground, and tennis courts.
Courageous Sailing Center2 Locations, $$
Whether it's your first time on a boat or you have years of experience under your belt, when it comes to sailing there's always more to learn. Courageous offers a wide range of courses, led by expert, US...
Crab Apple Whitewater RaftingWestern Mass
Learn the ropes of white water rafting. At Crab Apple Whitewater, chose from six different whitewater rafting adventures. River rafting trips range from mild to WILD, full or half-day.
Frog Pond Spray Pool & FountainBoston, Free
Kids love to keep cool at the Frog Pond at the Boston Common. Splash around in the a giant wading pool a stay cool in the fun fountains.
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