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Address: Concord, MA

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 October 29, 2015
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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414 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were visiting the battle site at North Bridge which spans this calm looking river and nice looking river. While we did not have time to spend time on the river with one of the operators, we did enjoy the setting and did see some folks having a picnic lunch on its banks. Several canoe and kayak... More 

Thank Richard S
Beverly, Massachusetts
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389 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I put in at the Lowell Road boat launch and kayaked up to the Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge. There are sandy beach areas at the North Bridge and at the refuge to stop and stretch your legs. The water was very calm the day I was there and I saw plenty of birds and turtles along the route.

Thank lirwin13
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

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 

Thank bbfire
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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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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395 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 336 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 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 

2 Thank jc_hopkinton
Boston, Massachusetts
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161 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 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

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