People often hollow out trees to make lightweight kayaks or build transitional homes for cuckoos recently released from their clocks. Sing a sturdy trunk’s praises with this Groupon.
- $40 for four 1-hour rental for kayaks, double kayaks, or paddleboards ($80 value)
- One person can use all the rental hours, or they may be split among multiple guests.
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.