Boston Kayaker

Kayaking on Merrimack River - from Nashua NH to Tyngsboro MA

Rating: Two-and-a-Half Stars - I love this stretch of the Merrimack River. Easy access at the endpoints. Uninterrupted greenery on both banks. Very clean. Water was calm during our trip. For this trip, I have my best friend from my college days in the Phillippines and his family. Paddle time was 2 hours 24 minutes.

  Put in at Greely Park on Hills
  Ferry Road in Nashua NH.
Take out at Forest Road /
  Route 3A in Tyngsboro MA.
Estimated distance
  = 8+ miles
Nashua River enters
  on river right.
  Pheasant Lane
Golf Clubs    

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Kayak The Merrimack Trip Report from Nashua NH to Lowell MA
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The boat ramp sign on Hills Ferry Road in Nashua NH.
Trip date is May 2018.

Need to cross a railroad tracks.

The entrance to the gravel toad to the ramp. About 1/8 of a mile of very bumpy road.

The Greely Park boat launch area.

Today's kayak buddies are my friend's family from the Philippines and the Boston Kayaker's wife.

Launching on Merrimack River.

The Boston Kayaker's wife and Carol.

Just launched. The Boston Kayaker will be at the back of this tandem kayak.

Nice clear blue-sky weather. Temperature a pleasant low 80sF.

Approaching the Circumrential Hiway Bridge.


The Isip Family from the Philippines trailing behind.

Approaching the Route 113 bridge in Tyngsboro MA.

Some young people playing on the river on the right bank.

Jump rope!

Passing under Route 113 bridge over the Merrimack River in Tyngsboro MA.

Looking behind, my kayak buddies trailing behind.

A jetskier on the Merrimack River.

Approaching the take-out ramp.

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Landed. Paddle time is 2 hours 24 minutes.

The entrance to the take out is very easy to miss.
It has this opened yellow gate.

The Tyngsboro launch has a parking space and playgrounds and picnic tables.