Family fun may look a little different this summer but there’s plenty of fun ways to stay socially distant while outdoors and exploring with your family. There are several local spots to rent paddleboards, canoe, and kayaks. So grab the family, a picnic lunch, and make some memories!

Coast  to Coast Paddle

Beverly Kiosk – Independence Park, Lothrop St. Beverly, MA

Salem Kiosk – Salem Willows Park, 190 Fort Ave. Salem, MA

Phone: (978) 969-0151

Hours: 10-6 pm daily

What they offer: Standup paddleboard and kayak lessons, rentals, group paddle events, and year-round paddle tours



Foote Brothers Canoe / Kayak Rentals

230 Topsfield Rd. Ipswich, MA 01938

Phone: (978) 356-9771

Hours: 9-5 pm daily

What they offer: Canoe and kayak rentals



Plum Island Kayak

92 Merrimac St. Newburyport, MA 01950

Phone: (978) 462-5510

Hours: Mon-Thurs 9-5 pm, Fri-Sun 9-8 pm

What they offer: Guided tours, rentals, instruction, kayak fishing, and kids camps



Portsmouth Kayak Adventures

187 Wentworth Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Phone: (603) 559-1000

Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5 pm, Sat & Sun 9-7 pm

What they offer: Tours, Canoe, paddleboard, kayak rental and kids camp



Riverfront Marine Sports Inc.

292 High Rd, Newbury, MA 01951

Phone: (978) 465-6090

Hours: 9-6 pm daily

What they offer: Kayak & Standup Paddle Rentals and Sales. Group rates for 8 to 50 paddlers. Pedal kayaks, single & tandem kayaks, SUPs, Weekly Youth Paddle Programs.



Up for more of a drive? Try these North Shore locations!

Little Harbor Boathouse

40 Doaks Ln, Marblehead, MA 01945

Phone: (781) 990-3552

Hours: Mon-Fri 10-5 pm, Sat 10-6 pm, Sun 11-5 pm

What they offer: Kayak, canoe, and paddleboard rentals, lessons, and guides and kids programs


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North Shore Kayak Outdoor Center

9 Tuna Wharf,  Rockport MA

Phone: (978) 546-5050

What they offer: kayak, paddleboard, canoes, and tours.


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