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Address: Concord, MA
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This 10-mile waterway was made famous by Henry David Thoreau.

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Windy Kayak

Had a great kayak with my daughter and her boyfriend while they were back for a visit from MT. Foliage was near peak and the trip would have been perfect, going from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great kayak with my daughter and her boyfriend while they were back for a visit from MT. Foliage was near peak and the trip would have been perfect, going from the Middlesex Canal Museum to the Rt. 3 bridge overpass, but for the strong winds that were gusting that day. Would have gone down to Bedford and back... More 

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Woburn, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

very nice quiet river easy paddling great for beginners and kids , many turtles and blue herring to enjoy , can not wait for last September to enjoy the foliage

1 Thank Edward H
Woburn, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I love grabbing some cheese and crackers at the Cheese Shop and heading to the North Bridge nearby. Very pretty, very peaceful. A nice relaxing stroll after and my soul is refreshed. If you want more of a workout, rent a canoe on Rt. 62 and paddle the river to the North Bridge.

1 Thank WWRafter2014
Westford, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Rent a canoe at the south ridge boat house and explore the Concord River.....or board Martha's dining floating boat for dinner ont he river. A great summer evening out.

1 Thank hilary t
Moorpark, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Lovely, serene, gentle, relaxing, and very historic where The Old North Bridge crosses its banks. We saw one couple rowing on the river, which really looked enticing. Wish we'd had time. A picnic, a glass of wine, and your significant other - it would be a bit of heaven. This whole area of Massachusettes is ever so pretty.

1 Thank Linda C
Hopkinton, MA
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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 

2 Thank jc_hopkinton
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 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 

4 Thank John R
North Billerica, Massachusetts
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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 

2 Thank MiaVal
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 

10 Thank Craig P
Littleton, Massachusetts, United States
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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 

2 Thank Frank L

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