In the Bay State, when the weather heats up, so do your opportunities for fun — in and on the water.

Just take your pick…Rocket down Zoar Gap in a raft with Zoar Outdoor or see nature up close in a kayak from Essex River Basin Adventures; rent a canoe from South Bridge Boat House and paddle up the Concord River to the famous North Bridge; go for a thrilling ride with Cape Cod’s Gold Coast Parasailing; or go sailing on the Charles River in Boston. Massachusetts’ unique location means all the water sports you love are available all summer long!

  • Walden Pond

  • The Berkshires

  • Head of the Charles

  • Deerfield River, Charlemont

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  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area +
    157 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Crab Apple Whitewater +
    76 saves

    Crab Apple Whitewater

    Charlemont

  • Zoar Outdoor +
    58 saves

    Zoar Outdoor

    Charlemont

  • Surfari Stand Up Paddle & Surf +
    51 saves

    Surfari Stand Up Paddle & Surf

    Manchester By-the-sea

  • Cape Kayaking +
    46 saves

    Cape Kayaking

    Eatham

  • World's End +
    46 saves

    World's End

    Hingham

  • Crane Beach on the Crane Estate +
    42 saves

    Crane Beach on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

  • Charles River Canoe and Kayak - Auburndale +
    39 saves

    Charles River Canoe and Kayak - Auburndale

    Newton

  • The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships +
    39 saves

    The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships

    Boston

  • Cape Cod Sailing Excursions and... +
    26 saves

    Cape Cod Sailing Excursions and...

    Hyannis

  • Mass Audubon's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary +
    19 saves

    Mass Audubon's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

    Cummaquid

  • MOCEAN +
    19 saves

    MOCEAN

    Mashpee

  • Little Harbor Boathouse Kayak SUP Row +
    18 saves

    Little Harbor Boathouse Kayak SUP Row

    Marblehead

  • Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center +
    18 saves

    Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center

    Northfield

  • Cape Cod Canal Centennial +
    17 saves

    Cape Cod Canal Centennial

    Buzzards Bay

  • Island Spirit Kayak +
    17 saves

    Island Spirit Kayak

    Oak Bluffs

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    16 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Athol

  • Peak Paddlesports Boathouse +
    13 saves

    Peak Paddlesports Boathouse

    Orange

  • Jack's Cape Cod +
    12 saves

    Jack's Cape Cod

    Wellfleet, Ma

  • Arcadian Shop +
    10 saves

    Arcadian Shop

    Lenox

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