Boston Kayaker

Kayaking on Lake Cochituate - at Chochituate State Park in Framingham MA

Rating: One-and-a-Half Stars - This is a good destination for a combined picnic and kayak destination for the whole family. This state park has toilet/bathroom facilities and a guarded swimming beach. You can kayak the tunnels under I-90 and Route 135 to the northern section of Cochituate Lake.

  Put in at state park off
  Route 30 in Framingham MA.
Paddle around lake
  and return.
Estimated round trip
  distance = 6+ miles
Cochituate State
  Charles River Canoe
  & Kayak rentals
Bathroom and
  picnic facilities.
Tunnels for boats
  / kayaks.
  TJX Companies Corporate HQ
  Boston Kayaker's ex-job
Boat ramp Natick Mall Lakeview

Disclaimer: It is your responsibility to determine the legality, suitability and safety of this route for yourself.

Download printer-friendly
PDF version that fits in one page:
Kayaking on Lake Cochituate - at Chochituate State Park in Framingham MA

Other resources:
Mass. Dept of Conservation: Cochituate State Park Lake Cochituate Trip Report
Charles River Canoe and Kayak Rental on Lake Cochituate
Wikipedia: Lake Cochituate

Number of original photos on this page : 30
All photos in this website are original and copyrighted.

Pictures taken August 2011.

Parking fees apply.

The park has bathroom facilities.

It was a thursday afternoon and the park was not crowded.

Guarded beach.

Kayak rental shop and boat ramp.

Looking south.

Towards the tunnels to the northern half of the lake.

Tunnel under I-90.


Second tunnel under Route 30.

Entering the northern half of the lake.

On the way back, under the I-90 tunnel.

Geese ain't ducks! :)