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Kayaking on Nashua River - from Leominster MA to Lancaster MA


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  Put in at Commercial Road
  in Leominster MA.
Portage on left (east)
  around dam #1.
Portage on left? (east)
  around dam #2.
Take out at Lunenberg Road
  / Route 70 in Lancaster MA.
  Estimated distance
  = 7 miles
Breached dam #1 on
  right turn near I-190.
Breached
  dam #2
Rapids just before
  power lines.

Disclaimer: It is your responsibility to determine the legality, suitability and safety of this route for yourself.

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Kayaking on Nashua River - from Leominster MA to Lancaster MA

Other resources:
Paddling.net: Nashua River Kayak Trip Report 1
Paddling.net: Nashua River Kayak Trip Report 2
Nashua River Watershed Association
Wikipedia: Nashua River


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At Commercial Road, behind Shell and Motel 6 is this AAA-office with a parking lot.
Pictures taken April 2016.


At the end of the parking lot is a foot trail to an informal launch to the Nashua River.


From the parking lot, a 100+ feet portage to the put in to Nashua River.


The informal put in to Nashua River in Leominster MA.


The Nashua River at Leominster MA flowing briskly this warm spring April day.


A mile or so from the launch is the breached dam marked by the concrete dam remnants on the right.


Kayakers should portage on the left bank.


Now at the takeout, the road marker to the launch to the Nashua River at the Pellecchia Conservation Land
on Lunenberg Road / Route 70 in Lancaster MA.





Don't let this jersey barrier discourage you from launching.


A short walk from the jersey barrier is the takeout from Nashua River.