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Concord River to Minuteman National Park

  • Oct 12, 2013 · 12:00 PM
  • Carlisle Rd. Boat Launch

Level 1 - Open to all kayak types as well as canoes

This event will open for RSVP 2 weeks prior on Sept. 28th

Join us for a leisurely foliage paddle on the Concord River from Bedford MA to Concord. The Concord River is ideal for small boats, and the Bedford boat launch at the Carlisle Road bridge is a popular launching spot for canoes, rowboats & kayaks. The Concord River is a placid river with a light breeze; it swings around corners spreading out to submerge the bottoms of trees. On the sides, there are trees and bushes growing up out of the water, and if you are watching, you'll see turtles, beavers, and many different kinds of birds. There is a wildlife refuge on both sides with posted signs... great for nature watching. Paddling up river, we will eventually reach the Minute Man National Park. We can beach the boats at the North Bridge where the spark of the American Revolution ignited a war, walk around or sit on a bench and have lunch. There are Historians around the park that will tell you all about it, as well as the start of literary revolution with a new Western philosophy called Transcendentalism. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and a few others lived in Concord.

This paddle will last approx. 5 hrs with a round trip distance of 9 miles.

Note: Rain date will be Sunday Oct. 13st same time

 

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  • Lynn L.

    Great day despite the weather. Nice paddle, nice paddlers. I'm looking forward to next year! Wish I knew about this group sooner.

    October 13, 2013

  • Anne B.

    Had a great time on my first outing with the NE Seacoast Paddlers. Thanks for making me feel welcome. Nice to meet you all. Look forward to joining up again for other trips in the future.

    October 12, 2013

  • Alice

    Cancelling due to crappy weather. Would love to do this trip tomorrow...better weather.

    October 12, 2013

  • Dave M

    My guest, Bonnie L will be attending.

    October 12, 2013

  • Neil S.

    Cyndi & i will not be attending the paddle today due to a previous engagement that we forgot about. If you decide not to attend please change your RSVP.

    Have Fun!
    Neil

    October 12, 2013

  • Lynn L.

    Will there be some alternative to restrooms? Large bushes in the woods? Something?

    October 11, 2013

  • Neil S.

    Hi Folks,

    Due to the government shutdown Minuteman National Park is also closed. It's unclear if we'll be able to stop there and there will definitely not be any restrooms open if we can. Please base your decision to attend this event based on this situation and if you decide to cancel please change your RSVP ASAP. Weather conditions for Saturday are forecasted as temps in the low 60's and winds out of the Northeast 5-10mph or greater in the afternoon. So if you attend please dress accordingly and bring extra clothing with you incas it gets chilly. Wet or Dry suits are recommended but not required.

    October 11, 2013

  • Lynn L.

    Thank you. I am really looking forward to this!!

    October 11, 2013

  • ruby

    Sorry I had to change my reply. So disappointed. However I do hope I will paddle with you next year. Have fun.

    October 11, 2013

  • Anne B.

    Thanks Jerry. I look forward to my first meet up with this group!

    October 10, 2013

  • Anne B.

    Had same question Sue. Looking for suggestion for clothing must haves.

    October 10, 2013

  • Sue D.

    Hi Neil,
    Do you guys wear dry suits/wet suits...Looking for suggestions on clothing as I don't hae those...so, layering I supposes. thanks, Sue

    October 10, 2013

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