Boston Kayaker

Kayaking on Neponset River - from Canton MA to Milton MA

Rating: Two-and-a-Half Stars - I rate this highly as this route well exceeded my expecations. I thought I will trashy and populated shore but none of this turn out. This scenery of remoteness and wilderness within 20 miles of Boston is hard to believe.

  Put in at Signal Hill Reservation on
  University Avenue in Canton MA.
Take out at Paul's Bridge on
  Brush Hill Road in Milton MA.
Estimated round trip
  distance = 4.5 miles
Neponset River
  Reservation II
  Kayak/canoe rentals available in
  summer at Signal Hill Reservation
Alternate put at Neponset Street
  off map for extra 2+ miles.
Bluehills Trailside

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

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Other resources:
Wild Turkey Paddlers: Neponset River Trip Report (with pictures) Neponset River Kayak Trip Report 1 Neponset River Kayak Trip Report 2
The Trustees of Reservation: Signal Hill Neponset River at Greenlodge Street in Canton MA

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At Signal Hill Reservation in Canton MA.
Trip date is July 2012.

Thhis is the nice kayak rental guy letting us drive to the put in thru a locked gate.

Driving to the put in.

Two lady-canoeists starting just ahead of the Boston Kayaker.

These lady-canoeists are going upstream.

Just launched on Neponsit River from the Signal Hill Reservation in Canton.

Will do a one-way paddle downriver as mapped in the Boston Kayaker's plan above.

This picture taken by the Boston Kayaker's son from University Avenue bridge.

There is this stream on my right draining silt and water into the Neponset.

The in stream and this huge siltflow.

The I-95 highway over Neponset River in Canton MA.

Finally, Paul's bridge. Take out is to the right just before this bridge.

Landed on my right before Paul's bridge.

I was on the water for 2 hours and some.

Portage from take out to parking lot is about 220 feet.

Parking at the take out.

The alaternate put in farter south at Neponset Street bridge just off the exit from I-95 North.