Spend Father’s Day Kayaking and Fishing on the Charles

The Esplanade Association is kicking off its Family Adventures program.

UPDATED, 4 p.m.:

The Father’s Day Family Adventure is now full. But the Esplanade Association, in partnership with Reebok, has announced three other Family Adventures happening this summer. They include:

  • A tour of trees and plant species on the Esplanade on July 22
  • A wildlife stroll on August 19
  • A session focused on invasive species on September 30

Find more information here.

Original story:

You could spend yet another Father’s Day in a dimly lit, overpriced steakhouse. Or, you could spend Sunday exploring, paddling, and doing some family bonding in the great outdoors, all for free.

On Father’s Day—which, don’t forget, is June 18—the Esplanade Association is unveiling its new Family Adventures program. The first annual event invites families with kids of all ages to spend a day on the water, learning about the Charles River and its surrounding environment.

Participants will kayak along the Charles and through the Esplanade lagoons as guides discuss the river’s history, and the fish and wildlife that live in and around it. You’ll also get to stop to fish from the docks that line the water. It’s sure to create more memories than another 18 holes on the golf course.

The excursions are totally free, and last from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 18. Email Micah Jasny at mjasny@esplanadeassociation.org to RSVP.