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Between 1.5-2 hours from Boston, grab your swim suit, your hiking shoes, and get ready soak up the sun at Chapel Brook Falls.
First, park your car right next to the trail and begin hiking the roughly 1.8 mile trek. For those more experienced there is a large rock wall to climb. After climbing and sweating (on a hot 90 degree day), take a nice cool dip in a quad-level water fall. Great place to meet friends and have a few drinks or take the kids for an experience like no other.
Around 20 minutes south there is a cheap kayak/canoe/paddle board rental shack at Barton Cove in Gill, Mass. called Barton Cove Camping and Paddlesports. For two hours you can rent one of their vessels for $26. Definitely worth the rent even if you can only last an hour. With great views and a small island to jump out on and go for a swim it is perfect for an afternoon paddle.
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