Until mankind first stepped outside in 1934, nature was thought to be a fanciful myth, like yogurt or the clutch hitter. Spend a few hours frolicking through the fresh air of truth with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of boat rentals from Outdoor Recreation. This Groupon is valid for redemption at all five Outdoor Recreation locations.
Outdoor Recreation arms adventurers with a variety of buoyant vehicles before propelling them into the eco-expanse in waters such as Spot Pond, Hopkinton State Park, and the Boston Harbor. Exercise the limbs vital for cereal consumption while taking in the Massachusetts landscape on a recreational kayak ($10/hr.), or inhale gentle pine breezes while paddling along with a fellow sea dog in a canoe ($20/hr. for two-person canoe, $30/hr. for five-person canoe). Outdoor Recreation carries skiffs of all sizes, including a one-person laser sailboat ($35/hr.) that serenely balances a solitary passenger, a five-seater rowboat ($30/hr.), or a quad pedal boat ($30/hr.) that comfortably seats four adults and one or two small children. With five locations available, Outdoor Recreation gives nature-seekers several wildlife-brimming locales to explore, from the stately swans of Myles Standish State Park to the bowtie-wearing largemouth bass of Lake Quannapowitt.
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.