Nashua River and Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge

Harvard, Massachusetts 1451

Nashua River and Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge

Nashua River and Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge Professional Review and Guide

"This protected section of river is a wonderful paddling resource, filled
with ducks and other birdlife. Look for deer, muskrats, and painted and snapping turtles under the branches of silver maple that drape out over the water."

Nashua River and Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge Reviews

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7/14/2012
We could not launch from this spot because it was so steep. We are experienced kayakers but felt very uncomfortable with the steepness of the launch. We have pretty long sea kayaks so it would probably be easier with a small kayak. We found a launch place further north in Groton that was easy, but found the Nashua river to be very clogged with growth - impassable at many spots and not attractive; however, not a lot of activity other than a few fishermen and a few other kayakers. We will not go back - too gucky.
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Trail Information

Harvard
Nearby City
9.5
Distance
Easy
Skill Level
7 hours round trip
Duration
Class I
Class
Spring through Fall
Season
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Local Contacts
Massachusetts Atlas & Gazetteer, Map 27: M17, 18, N17, 18, O18, Map 39: A18, B17, 18, C17, 18; USGS Ayer, Hudson
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