Boston Kayaker

Kayaking on Sudbury River - from Framingham MA to Wayland MA

Rating: One-and-a-Half Stars - The first mile was a very pleasant tree-lined shores and about half-shaded. The river was only knee-deep in the first half of this route. I remeber seeing only very few houses (less than 5) in the entire stretch. This is a good one-way trip but will be a very long one done round trip.

  Put in at Little Farms Road
  in Framingham MA.
Take out at River Road
  in Wayland MA.
Estimated distance
  = 4.5 miles
Alternate take out / put
  in at Route 20 bridge.
  Notes: When rivers meander and are sometimes cut off from their course, they form
  an "oxbow lake" which is so named because of the distinctive "U" shape.

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

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Other resources:
The Concord, Assabet, & Sudbury Wild & Scenic River Stewardship Council
Sudbury River Water Trail
Wikipedia: Sudbury River Sudbury River Kayak Trip Report

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At the end of Little Farms Road in Framingham MA, is a launch point to the Sudbury River.
Trip date is June 2012.

Put in to Sudbury River from the Little Farms Road launch.

Just launched.

A giant pipe with a footbridge on top . . .

My sons waited for me at Potter Road bridge to take pictures.

Just past the Potter Road bridge is this old broken arch bridge with the arches blocked. The path is on the left.

Sign says: "National Wildlife Refuge: Unauthorized Entry Prohibited"

Allen H. Morgan Avian Study Area

Cormorant in flight.

Pelham Island Road bridge.

Old unused, and unmapped bridge (replaced by Route 20 bridge).

Access to Sudbury River on Route 20 bridge.

The sign on the Route 20 bridge over Sudbury River.