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Concord River

Concord, MA
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Ranked #11 of 18 Attractions in Concord
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Canoeing, Kayaking
Description: This 10-mile waterway was made famous by Henry David Thoreau.
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Hopkinton, MA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We paddled the Concord River on Labor Day. It's a nice place to spend an afternoon. First we went left from the boat ramp (Lowell Rd north of Concord Center), but there were a lot of people on that section (it was a holiday and a beautiful day). After a while, we turned around and headed to the Old North... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The Concord river, product of the Sudbury and Assabet rivers, is truly a gem of diversity. The river has narrow and wide sections, open and tunnel-like sections, fish (great to catch but not to eat), and fun for most all types of boats, especially nice for kayak and canoe. Good put-in points are Rt 117 near nine acre corner (Sudbury... More

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North Billerica, Massachusetts
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94 reviews 94 reviews
32 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I'm lucky to live on the river and enjoy it's beauty every day. When I owned a pontoon boat we would ride from Billerica down past Minuteman National Park to the Sudbury river. You can stop at the boat house in Concord and rent a boat yourself. Plenty of places to pull over on the side of the river and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

If you are looking for a picturesque spot to kayak, the Concord River is a great place to go. We put in at the boat ramp on Lowell Road, just a half mile north-west of Concord center. From there you can go up-stream to Egg Rock and Concord center, and get a view of the grand old houses along the... More

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Littleton, Massachusetts, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

If you're always looking for the Big one this is the place to fish. It has a boat ramp off of rte 225, the river is long and big and it contains some great fish. I'm talking about fish you hang over the mantle, huge pike, bass, if you want it the Concord river has it. Great place to spend... More

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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109 reviews 109 reviews
25 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

There are several places to put your kayak or canoe along the Concord River with beautiful scenery in any direction you travel. One of our favorite trips is putting in and going past the North Bridge and getting out to have a picnic and listening to the Park Ranger talk about North Bridge and the Revolutionary War. Further down the... More

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New England
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83 reviews 83 reviews
32 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

The Concord River is a lovely place to paddle your kayak or canoe. Make a day of it, or just spend a few hours paddling along the river looking at the sights. There are several areas along the river to put in your boat or paddle craft, but one of my favorites is on Rt. 4/225 on the Carlisle/Bedford border.... More

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Naarden
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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

There is only one place where yo can rent ghem, its on Main Street, a bit furher out of the centre but not much, you cant miss it ist on the RH side. Place looks a bit messy at first bu peple are very nice and helpful. Try going downstream first to north bridge and back ghis will take you... More

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Concord, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

lovely people; great rental prices; good way to spend a day that is hot, but not too hot.

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Columbus IN
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33 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Henry David Thoreau paddled on this river to the Merrimac River, where he and his brother John paddled upstream to Manchester....he wrote his 1st book on this subject.....

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