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Address: Concord, MA

This 10-mile waterway was made famous by Henry David Thoreau.

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Canoe, kayak or boat.

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... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2014
North Billerica, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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164 reviews
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Reviewed 12 June 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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95 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 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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29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 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 

11 Thank Craig P
Inverness, Florida
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85 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 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
North Andover, Massachusetts
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 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 

1 Thank Butch42
New England
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179 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 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 

1 Thank David J H
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Reviewed 19 August 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 

2 Thank tvanhalewijn
Concord, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 July 2012

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

Thank dushenkandrew
Columbus IN
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60 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 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.....

1 Thank Oldwarrior
Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2012

Relaxing and quiet day....you can rent the canoe and enjoy the scenery along the Concord river.

Thank JoAnna C

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