Save 20%-50% on everything in the store
your paddlesports destination

Mystic Lakes in Massachusetts

Trip Overview

Mystic Lakes, situated on the corners of Arlington, Winchester, and Medford, MA is a series of three small lakes. It is great urban paddling complete with swans, herons, and ducks and surrounded by beautiful homes, wooded shores and two boat clubs. It is a great place for a quick work out, lazy paddling, fishing and has a swimming beach at one end. It can be full of racing sailboats (including the Tufts Team) or a class on kayaking run by REI. There is a great put in near the Tufts Boat Club.

Directions:

Take route 60 east out of Arlington about one mile (Route 60 crosses Mass Ave right in the middle of town. You will cross the Mystic River and hit a rotary. Take the third road off the rotary heading North and you will wind along the Mystic River to the first lake. On the left you soon will see a paved road and a small sign for the Medford Boat Club at the end of the Lake. You are there.

  • Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water
  • Group Rates: No

Locations on this Trip