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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  • Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center +
    2 saves

    Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center

    Northfield

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
    1 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Athol

  • Peak Paddlesports Boathouse +
    1 saves

    Peak Paddlesports Boathouse

    Orange

  • Barton Cove Campground & Canoe/Kayak Rentals +
    0 saves

    Barton Cove Campground & Canoe/Kayak Rentals

    Gill

  • Classic Harbor Line Boston +
    0 saves

    Classic Harbor Line Boston

    Boston

  • Laurel Lake Recreation Area +
    0 saves

    Laurel Lake Recreation Area

    Erving

  • Sea Shuttle +
    0 saves

    Sea Shuttle

    Salem

  • UMass Lowell Kayak Center +
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    UMass Lowell Kayak Center

    Lowell

  • Wendell State Forest +
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    Wendell State Forest

    Wendell

  • Taking Shape via Indoor / Outdoor Fitness

    Pittsfield

    Leave behind the motor vehicles, the hustle & bustle of the city, the air pollution, and of course - the... more

    + 4 saves
  • Essex River Cruises & Charters

    Essex

    Since 1992 we have offered interesting and informative narrated cruises. We also offer private charters for Parties, Clambakes, Events, and Company... more

    + 3 saves
  • Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge

    Nantucket

    Comprising a pair of long, fingery peninsulas, Coskata Coatue ("co-skate-uh coat-oo") Wildlife Refuge is both a popular summer... more

    + 2 saves
  • ECOtourz Kayak Tours, Rentals and Bike Rentals

    Sandwich

    Take a spectacular Kayak trip with ECOtourz through Sandwich's extensive estuaries and marshes utilizing either a guided tour or a... more

    + 2 saves
  • Lowell Holly

    Sandwich

    Carriage roads follow the shoreline of Mashpee and Wakeby Ponds and pass through groves of American holly that embellish this... more

    + 2 saves
  • Plymouth to Provincetown Express Ferry

    Plymouth

    Fastest and Most Direct Route to Provincetown Take the Express Route to Provincetown and get there in half the time... more

    + 2 saves
  • Bass River Charters

    Dennis- Yarmouth

    Cape Cod has some of New England's best sport fishing. Whether we're fishing the shoals off Nantucket Island, the back... more

    + 1 saves
  • Boating in Boston

    Hopkinton

    Grab a boat and join the fun at Hopkinton, Spot Pond, Boston, Plymouth or Wakefield. Have a go at kayaking,... more

    + 1 saves
  • Chapel Brook Reservation

    Ashfield

    Hike to the top of Pony Mountain, then cool off with a summertime dip in the chilly waters of the... more

    + 1 saves
  • Charlton Woods

    Charlton

    Charlton Woods is a recreation and conference center located on 380 acres of beautiful woodland, including a 35 acre pond. Activities include... more

    + 1 saves
  • Foote Brothers Canoe Rentals

    Ipswich

    Canoe and kayak livery on the Ipswich River. more

    + 1 saves

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