South Bridge Boat House, Concord, MA

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This is one of those unusual spots around town that attracts a combined universe of locals and visitors. Miles of rivers, the same that were traveled by Henry David Thoreau in his time, are open for exploration. The South Bridge Boat House offers those without kayak or canoe the chance to rent for an hour, afternoon or day and the freedom to roam the waterways of Concord and Sudbury. You may find others traversing the same route but dipping in at different points. These are more likely the locals from Concord or surrounding towns.

Concord a few years ago was voted healthiest town in Massachusetts. This is not entirely a surprise as there is a big contingent of local kayakers and cyclists both of whom, if you’re coming to visit, you are sure to see out in force. It is one of the nicest things about this area. People truly do realize what they have in their midst. And instead of driving by what others readily flock to, the environmental jewels of the area are recognized and actively appreciated.

The South Bridge Boat House is located about a quarter of a mile outside of Concord Center heading toward West Concord on Route 62. It is located at 496 Main Street and can be reached at 978-369-9438. They just opened for the season a few weeks ago and will remain open into the late Fall.