Fun Stuff To Do For Kids in Newton This Summer

Stuff to Do With Kids in Newton and Boston

Need ideas for Camp Mom or for a fun weekend Staycation? Try these fun summer activities! Can you suggest more fun things to do around Newton?

1. Explore the Charles River by canoe, kayak or paddle board. Charles River Canoe and Kayak can outfit you in a jiffy. My kids loved seeing baby cygnets, goslings and duckings via canoe. Explore another world just minutes away! You can fish in a rowboat too!

2. Sail the Charles River. The best deal in Boston, hands down, is the Community Boating in Boston. If you don’t know how to sail, sign up for a class.

3. Scull the Charles River. Crew is so East Coast! You must try it! Community Rowing in Watertown: Rowing for All!

4. Walk History. Boston Common is the start of the 2.5-mile Freedom Trail, a brick-lined route that passes 16 historic sites. Take visitors on this tour or just do it yourself with kids. Bonus stop in the North End for gelato, iced drinks at cafes, or pastries.

5. Visit Fenway Park. Are Fenway Franks really as good as they sound? You decide. The nation’s oldest ballpark has tours Ballpark Tour or catch a game live.

6. The Cape.  Cape Cod and the islands—windswept beaches, the best of fresh New England seafood. It’s a 90-minute ferry from Boston to Provincetown or a 15-minute flight to Nantucket from Logan. Or rent a car for the quick drive, with a stop along the way at Plimouth Plantation.

7. Beach. Yes, we have our own at Crystal Lake! Bring toddlers to the shallow beach, get swimming lessons or just cool down.

8. Shady Hike With Dogs. Weston Reservoir off Ash Street is a great place to let your dog run off leash with a 1.6 mile loop is mostly flat and very shady. My kids like to play with the sticks, throw stones into the reservoir, built stone walls, and unclog the streams.

9. Fish Are Biting. In Norumbega. This is the inside scoop: “Charles at the duck pond at the end of Norumbega Road in Weston. This is on the border with Newton and Waltham, across from the Charles River boat house by the Newton Marriot. Many smaller bass 2lbs or less, bigger carp and heard reports of american eel from other anglers.”

10. What is your favorite thing to do?

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2 Responses to “Fun Stuff To Do For Kids in Newton This Summer”
  1. Capability says:

    Love e Weston Reservoir – don’t forget Lake Waban at Wellesley College for walks and for other swimming places, try the Rosemary Pool in Needham or Morses Pond in Wellesley. Great especially for little ones.

    • Pragmatic Mom says:

      Hi Capability:Mom,
      Thank you for the wonderful list of places to take dogs with water. It’s harder to find now that it’s been so hot here! The water is almost gone at the streams at Weston Reservoir. I’ll definitely be trying some of the new places you suggested.

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