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Kayaking on Nashua River - from Route 117 in Lancaster MA to Still River MA

Rating: Two Stars - This stretch of the Nashua River is totally undeveloped with no houses and roads in sight. We saw and pictured a wild goat on the Bolton Flats side and a blue heron. Many blowdown trees along the way but none requires portage on this trip date. The river becomes monotonous after a while though.

  Put in at Seven Bridge Road /
  Route 117 in Lancaster MA.
Take out at Still River Depot
  Road in Still River MA.
Estimated distance
  = 4+ miles
Bolton Flats
  Wildlife Area
No landing on west bank.
  Military reservation.

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 Route 117 in Lancaster MA to Still River MA

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Nashua River Watershed Association
Wikipedia: Nashua River

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At the Route 117 bridge over Nashua River in Lancaster MA.
Trip date is July 2013.

The Nashua River launch is on the north west side of the bridge.

The path to the put in.

Ready to launch on Nashua River on the Route 117 bridge in Lancaster MA.

Just launched on Nashua River.

Today, the Boston Kayaker will paddle with the favorite neighbor.

The Boston Kayaker on Nashua River.

Blue heron flying over the Nashua River.

Hey look at that animal on the right bank . . .

A wild goat on Nashua River!

A defunct railroad bridge.

The bridge at Still River Depot Road.
Take out is right after that bridge on right.

The Nashua River take out at Still River Depot Road.

At the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge at the end of Still River Depot Road.

The parking and launch area at the Oxbow NWR.