People often hollow out trees to make lightweight canoes or build transitional homes for cuckoos recently released from their clocks. Sing a sturdy trunk’s praises with this Groupon.
$30 for $60 Worth of Canoe and Kayak Rentals
Rent a three-person canoe for $25 per hour, a quadruple pedal boat for $30 per hour, or an adult recreational kayak for $15 per hour to traverse deep waters at five local parks and ponds. Hours of operation vary by location. Call ahead for hours and during inclement weather. Click here for more information.
Boating in Boston
Boating in Boston drops oars in six locations—including local lakes, ponds, the Charles River, and Boston Harbor—sending visitors on watery adventures with a fleet of canoes, kayaks, sailboats, pedal boats, paddleboards, and festive and essential lifejackets. Whether navigating the peaceful waters of Hopkinton State Park's Hopkinton Reservoir—the place that, in 2002, started it all—or campus-adjacent eddies of UMass Boston's Fox Point Landing, visitors can hit the water untrained or sharpen skills with solo or group lessons. The crew of instructors also instills a love of boating in the littlest landlubbers with youth summer camps that teach basic skills and safety.