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Boston Harbor IslandsBoston, $$
The Boston Harbor Islands are a part of history - and a part of the great outdoors. So, if you are looking for an easy, exciting, half-day trip, the islands offer plenty of choices for individuals and families -...
Cochituate State ParkNatick
A popular day park featuring water based activities including boating, swimming, windsurfing, and fishing on its three large lakes.
Pirate Ship Formidable Harbor CruisesBoston, $$$
Enjoy a delightful harbor sail, a voyage full of history from the eighteenth century. For reservations and information number is (617) 262-1119.
The Charles River EsplanadeBoston, Free
One beautiful area of Boston is the 17-mile stretch of land along the banks of the Charles River. To many people, this area is known as the Esplanade, especially near the Hatch Shell.
Walden Pond State ReservationConcord, $
Henry David Thoreau lived for two years at Walden Pond in the mid-nineteenth century and wrote of his experiences in the well-known book Walden. Swimming, hiking, fishing, boating for car-top boats and canoes (w/life...
Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center & Wildlife SanctuaryWorcester, $
Spend a summer afternoon canoeing at Green Hill Park. Canoes, paddles and basic instruction provided. Swim skills required. Under 18 requires accompanying adult.
Community Recreation Spots In MassachusettsBoston
Rediscover the incredible public resources that are available all around Massachusetts, including facilities for canoeing, swimming, camping, hiking, walking and bike riding at Massachusetts Parks, and much more...
Emerald Necklace, Charles River & Boston HarborBoston
Emerald Necklace, The Charles River, and the Boston Harbor Islands - three of Boston's recreational gems! Discover these great parks and all they have to offer.
Codzilla High-Speed Boat RidesBoston, $$
Codzilla is Boston's first and only high-speed thrill boat ride featuring two turbo-charged diesel engines generating 2,800 horsepower and speeds of approximately 40 miles an hour.
Community Boating & SailingBoston, $
Community sailing & lessons for beginner and advanced sailors in a variety of boats, kids sail all summer for net to nothing. May-Oct. Charles River.
Community Canoeing In MassachusettsBoston
Rediscover the incredible public resources that are available all around Massachusetts. There are facilities for canoeing, swimming, camping, hiking, walking and bike riding at Massachusetts Parks, and much more...
Community Rowing Inc.Brighton, $$
Located on the Charles River, an internationally recognized attraction for rowing and a gem within the Massachusetts park system, CRI was the first public rowing club in Boston and remains one of the largest in the...
Courageous Sailing Center2 Locations, $$
Whether it's your first time on a boat or you have years of experience under your belt, when it comes to sailing there's always more to learn. Courageous offers a wide range of courses, led by expert, US...
Isles of Shoals Steamship CompanyNew Hampshire, $$$
Take a cruise to the legendary Isles of Shoals or along Portsmouth Harbor. The Isles of Shoals Steamship Company offers sightseeing cruises, educational and interactive fieldtrips, and special events for passengers...
Jamaica Pond Boating & SailingBoston, $$
Jamaica Pond is a good place to learn rowing and sailing. You can also fish there, and it is a fun place to go all year round. No swimming though.
Piers ParkBoston, Free
Piers Park is a beautifully landscaped park providing direct access to the waterfront along with spectacular views of downtown Boston across the inner harbor.
Schooner Fame SailingSalem, $$$
Sail on the schooner Fame of Salem, an authentic replica of the successful privateer from the War of 1812. FAME sails every day -- 2 hour trips.
South Bridge Boat HouseConcord, $$
The South Bridge Boat House provides canoe, kayak, motor boat rentals for use on the Concord River. Life vests and seat cushions are provided at no extra cost.
Zoar OutdoorWestern Mass, $$
The Northeast's leader in outdoor adventure offers white water rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, and biking adventures in the Berkshires! Take a course or sign up for a guided outing - just get out there and enjoy the...

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