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Charles River Basin (rentals OK)

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  • Charles River Canoe & Kayak: Kendall Location

    500 Broad Canal Way , Cambridge, MA (map)

    42.362885 -71.082108

  • https://www.paddleboston.com/kendall/directions.php
  • **** RESCHEDULED FOR NOON, sorry for the change! ****


    Hey all,

    So looks like Saturday, April 26 will be the official opening for CRCK's Kendall location. Normally it's a little earlier, but the waters and weather have been cold later than normal this year.

    So I'd like to kick off the season with a rental-friendly outing from the Kendall Square spot. Boat owners and boater renters ... come on out!

    http://www.paddleboston.com/kendall.php

    I'm itching to get out and about kayaking again this year, and for now, the weather looks ok for most of Saturday. I'll keep an eye on the weather as the week goes on. As always, events can be called off if weather takes a bad turn.

    Depending on who ends up coming out, we can determine where we paddle to. Most likely, I'd envision paddling up the Charles up to around Watertown, having lunch, and then heading back down. We likely won't be able to head into Boston Harbor if we have people renting. 

    For more information on renting boats, see our informational page here:

    http://www.meetup.com/KayakBoston/pages/Rental_information/

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  • Nate S.

    Hate to do it folks, but the weather just keeps looking worse and worse. I think it's time to make the determination that the weather gods don't want this one to happen. 60% chance of rain for almost all Saturday at this point, and the temperature keeps dropping as well. I was originally supposed to be low 60s. Now, 40s ... and it could be windy too.

    Grudgingly, I'm going to call it off. =/ Sorry guys .. I'll schedule another one soon.

    Cheers,
    ~Nate

    April 24

  • Nate S.

    Weather keeps moving toward mediocre at best ... I'll keep monitoring, but if the forecast worsens any further, it would probably be best to curb this for another time.

    April 24

  • FreeSpirit

    Sorry I have to cancel..I'm organizing a tandem team on Sunday for the Run of the Charles and we just had some last minute changes I need to take care of...Hope to catch you next time.

    April 23

    • Nate S.

      No worries, hope to see you out there another time. Have fun Sunday!

      April 24

  • Michael S.

    Nate, Any parking close to CRCK?

    April 23

  • Nate S.

    So far there's a slight risk of rain during Saturday, which is what used to be the case for Sunday. Now Sunday looks clear instead. Doesn't that figure!

    But so far Saturday is still looking ok. No more than a 30% chance of rain, and that's for a very short period.

    April 23

  • Emily M.

    I will need to rent a kayak for the trip and I was wondering if arriving at 11:30 would suffice? Also, should I be worried about them running out of boats?

    April 23

    • Nate S.

      Hi Emily ... I'd say getting there between 11 and 11:30 should be fine. This early in the season, I highly doubt there would be any risk of them running out.

      April 23

  • FreeSpirit

    For those of us with our own boats, where do we unload and park?

    April 22

  • Nate S.

    Sorry folks, but something came up for me early Saturday, so I need to delay push off to noon. Sorry if this is an inconvenience!

    April 21

  • Nate S.

    Hi folks ... if renting, I'd recommend getting there a little early, say 9:30. This early in the season it MIGHT not get too too busy, but you never know. During the regular part of the season, the line to get a kayak can get rather long.

    April 21

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