Join us for a relaxing, easy-paced paddle to Minute Man National Park in Concord, MA, the cradle of liberty for our country. We'll launch on the Concord River at the Carlisle Road boat launch in Bedford, MA. From there, we'll paddle up river to the park, where we'll stop for a lunch/snack break and have the opportunity to check out the Independence Day events. FYI, this park is the site of the Old North Bridge and the statue commemorating the "shot heard round the world." Any kayak or canoe is OK for this paddle, as it will be an easy, 9-mile round trip done at a moderate pace.
About the Old North Bridge:
Minute Man National Park Website
Carlisle Road Boat Launch
281 Carlisle Road, Bedford, MA
Important Note: Address is only an approximation for GPS navigation. When your GPS tells you you've arrived, look for a long driveway nestled in the trees and heading toward the river.
Post-Paddle Food & Libations:
The British Beer Company is just a short drive away. We gone there in the past and it was great. If you're interested in joining us, let me know, so I can get a rough head count to give the restaurant staff.
The British Beer Company
149 Littleton Road
About BBC: https://www.britishbeer.com/pages/westford
AS A CONDITION OF ATTENDING THIS MEETUP, YOU AGREE TO: Hold harmless, and indemnify the organizers and their relations and heirs, and all members and participants of the Meetup group from any and all claims for injury, illness, death, and/or property damage, including those caused by negligence, ignorance, inexperience and other reasons. You also agree to assume all mental, physical, financial, and/or other risk associated with this meetup. Kayaking, camping, hiking, bicycling, and other activities pose inherent risks and dangers. Participation in these activities is voluntary and dependent upon your own personal judgment. As organizers, we make no claims regarding any expertise for this outing. This is not a guided tour.
Consuming alcohol before or during any Casual Kayaker event is not allowed.
Wearing a lifejacket (PFD) is mandatory when paddling with this group.