Canoeing in Massachusetts

Canoeing Trips in Massachusetts

Many peaceful rivers wind their way through Massachusetts, making for some great opportunities to explore the state from your canoe! Check out all canoeing trips in Massachusetts for every level of canoeist. Whether you're looking for a guided trip, canoe rentals, self-guided, day trip, multi-day trip, or anything in between, there's a canoe trip in Massachusetts for you! If you've paddled Massachusetts before, be sure to share your trip with the rest of us!

Planning the trip of a lifetime? Check out these safe paddling tips and always wear your life jacket

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Guide to Canoeing in Massachusetts

There are nearly 250 inland lakes to paddle in Massachusetts. Or, hop on a river, many of which can be paddled upstream to save yourself a shuttle. Here are a few popular paddling destinations in Massachusetts:

  • Buckley-Dunton Lake
  • Sudbury River
  • Onota Lake

Canoeing Locations In Massachusetts

If you want to plot your own route, check out all paddling locations in Massachusetts! Search thousands of put-in and take-out locations on our Paddling Locations Map and be sure to download the Go Paddling app where you can save favorites or create and share a float plan!

Plan a Kayaking Trip in Massachusetts

Over the years, many of our paddlers have paddled throughout Massachusetts and were so generous to share their paddling experiences with us in a community trip report. Read a few examples of Massachusetts community trip reports below:

Connect with Paddlers in Massachusetts

Are you looking to connect with other paddlers about going canoeing in Massachusetts? Check out the Message Boards for resources to help you get started.