Kayaking in Massachusetts

Kayaking Trips in Massachusetts

Paddle one of nearly 250 inland lakes, organize a shuttle for a river paddle, or cruise around some of the coastal waters of the state of Massachusetts. Check out all kayaking trips in Massachusetts for every level of kayaker. Whether you're looking for a guided trip, kayak rentals, self-guided, day trip, multi-day trip, or anything in between, there's a kayak 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 Kayaking in Massachusetts

Paddle this New England state in the fall for excellent colors. The temperatures are typically above freezing from April through November for the warm weather paddler! Here are a few popular paddling destinations in Massachusetts:

  • Batten Kill River
  • Housatonic River
  • Quabbin Reservoir

Kayaking 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 kayaking in Massachusetts? Check out the Paddling.com Message Boards for resources to help you get started.

Kayak Outfitters in Massachusetts

Looking to rent a kayak or go on a guided trip? Check out these outfitters in Massachusetts: