Assabet River

Maynard, Massachusetts

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This slow-flowing section of the Assabet River flows through an extensive marshland with inlets, islands, and multiple channels to explore. Look for typical wetland species, especially great blue heron; we saw many fishing here, along with lots of other wetland birds. While you're here, you can bike or hike the former Boston and Maine Railroad railway bed. The Assabet River Rail Trail hopes to acquire the remaining sections to complete the 12-mile Acton to Marlborough trail.
Quiet Water Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island: AMC's Canoe and Kayak Guide, 3rd Edition

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Quiet Water Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island: AMC's Canoe and Kayak Guide, 3rd Edition

by Alex Wilson & John Hayes (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

This slow-flowing section of the Assabet River flows through an extensive marshland with inlets, islands, and multiple channels to explore. Look for typical wetland species, especially great blue heron; we saw many fishing here, along with lots of other wetland birds.

While you're here, you can bike or hike the former Boston and Maine Railroad railway bed. The Assabet River Rail Trail hopes to acquire the remaining sections to complete the 12-mile Acton to Marlborough trail.

©  Alex Wilson & John Hayes/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Maynard
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 6 hours round trip
Class: Class I
Season: Spring through fall
Local Contacts: Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, fws.gov/northeast/ assabetriver/opportunities.html; The Concord, Sudbury and Assabet Rivers by Ron McAdow (Bliss Publishing, 1990)
Local Maps: Massachusetts Atlas & Gazetteer, Map 39: E26, 27, F24, 25, G24, 25; USGS Framingham, Hudson, Marlborough, Maynard
Driving Directions: Directions to Assabet River

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