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!
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
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
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
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!
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
Follow them on social: Facebook | Instagram
North Shore Kayak Outdoor Center
9 Tuna Wharf, Rockport MA
Phone: (978) 546-5050
What they offer: kayak, paddleboard, canoes, and tours.