Concord River and Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

Bedford, Massachusetts

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Paddling this section of the historic Concord River, although not a wilderness experience, transports us back to the time of Emerson and Thoreau. This slow-flowing river can be paddled in both directions. Look for orioles and lots of other bird species in the tall trees lining the river.
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)

Paddling this section of the historic Concord River, although not a wilderness experience, transports us back to the time of Emerson and Thoreau. This slow-flowing river can be paddled in both directions. Look for orioles and lots of other bird species in the tall trees lining the river.

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

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Bedford
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 6 hours round trip
Class: Class I
Season: Spring through Fall
Local Contacts: The Concord, Sudbury and Assabet Rivers by Ron McAdow (Bliss Publishing, 1990); Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, fws. gov/northeast/greatmeadows, 978-443-4661; River Stewardship Council" rel="nofollow">Council" rel="nofollow">rel="nofollow">Council" rel="nofollow">rel="nofollow">rel="nofollow">rel="nofollow">Council, sudbury-assabet-concord.org Camping: Harold Parker State Forest
Local Maps: Massachusetts Atlas & Gazetteer, Map 28: O7, Map 40: A6, B4, 5, 6; USGS Billerica, Maynard
Driving Directions: Directions to Concord River and Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

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