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Nashua River

Trip Overview

Put in at the cartop access on Rte. 117 in Lancaster and paddled 8.9 miles to the take out in Shirley/Devens. River was a little low but still ok. Lots of downed trees through the first half, through Bolton Flats/Oxbow wildlife Reserve. Some minor portages and a large beaver dam. Second half the river widened out a bit and there were far fewer obstructions. Trip took about 3 1/2 hours. Saw some Great Blue Herons and a small male deer.
  • Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water
  • Number of Portages: 3
  • Portage Description: 2 easy portages and a rather large beaver dam

Locations on this Trip