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Shawsheen Pines Canoe & Kayak Launch

Shawsheen River

Location Overview

Wooded boat launch site with free parking for 8 - 10 cars. Located directly across from the Pfizer building, on Lowell Junction Road. NOTE: For GPS navigation, input 1 Burtt Road, Andover MA into your GPS. Nice, flat-water paddling upstream toward Tewksbury and downstream to the Ballardvale Dam in Andover. The downstream section passes through several wildlife reservations. Easy paddling, though on the day we paddled, 6-23-2019, the late spring runoff produced a good downstream current toward the dam. Not unmanageable, but there were a few quick-water spots and it was a little work paddling back upstream against the current. In the summer months, the current is slower, and it's an easy paddle.
  • Launch Point
  • Free Parking

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