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Kayaking Destinations in Quincy, Massachusetts

Boston Harbor Islands Kayaking Destination

Just minutes from Boston, Quincy is one of New England’s most captivating destinations. Filled with fascinating historical sites, it’s known as the “Birthplace of the American Dream” and the “City of Presidents.” It also offers miles of coastline, attracting kayakers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Best Places to Kayak Near Quincy

History, beauty and culture combine in Quincy, Massachusetts at these top New England kayaking destinations.  

Squantum Point Park

Quincy, MA

A former Naval airfield, Squantum Point Park is now a beautiful waterfront park in Quincy, Massachusetts. Kayaking here offers excellent views of the Boston Skyline from across the harbor. It is also a popular spot for spotting all kinds of wild birds.

Boston Harbor Islands

Boston, MA 

The Boston Harbor Islands is a national recreation area that includes 34 islands and peninsulas. It’s spread over 50 square miles of bays, harbors and rivers that are located within the greater Boston Harbor basin. In addition to kayaking around the islands and taking in the spectacular views, you can walk a Civil War-era fort, visit historic lighthouses, explore tide pools, hike lush trails, camp, fish, picnic and swim.

Webb Memorial State Park

Weymouth, MA

Webb Memorial State Park is located on a peninsula in Boston Harbor close to the Boston Harbor Islands. It’s a gorgeous park with quiet vistas and views of the Boston skyline.  The peninsula extends nearly half a mile into Hingham Bay. In addition to a scenic paddle, Webb Memorial is the perfect spot for fishing, picnicking and walking.

Neponset River Reservation

Milton, MA

The Neponset River is a natural estuary with an abundance of marshlands and tidal marshes, both at its mouth and along much of it as it flows upstream. It creates a rich and diverse habitat for plants and animals, making an excellent paddle for anyone hoping to spot wildlife. The river is open for kayaking and canoeing year-round, from dawn until dusk.

Charles River Reservation

Watertown, MA

This linear park stretches from Boston Harbor up the Charles River for 20 miles, offering a quiet, river paddle. The lower half, below the Watertown Dam is the Charles River Basin and includes the Esplanade. The upper section meanders from Watertown Square to Riverdale Park in West Roxbury. Popular recreational activities at the Charles River Reservation in addition to kayaking and canoeing include walking, birdwatching and in-line skating.

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