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SUMMER 2016 EVENTS

July 30 (Saturday) –  River Cruise 40th Anniversary Celebration
Join us on a 2 hour narrated boat tour aboard the Yankee Clipper. Learn about the Merrimack River with drinks available and complimentary snacks!
2-4 pm 
Waterfront Promenade Park, Newburyport, MA
Click here to book your seat now!

August 27 (Saturday) – MerriFEST 2016
Join us in celebrating the magnificent Merrimack River with a day of music, food, games, crafts, and more!
11 am- 3 pm
Lawrence Community Boathouse, Lawrence MA
For more info click here.

 

2016 PADDLING TRIPS SPONSORED OR CO-SPONSORED BY MRWC

Enjoy the River this summer with us on a kayaking or canoeing trip.

What To Bring and What You Need To Know guides.

For further information about any listed trip or to register contact us by email at info@merrimack.org or by calling our office at (978) 655-4742

June 18 (Saturday) – Concord River, Concord, MA (Easy)
From history to wildlife – join us for an easy paddle which passes under the Old North Bridge replica, (part of the Minute Man National Historical Park), then proceeds through the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.
Meet at 9:30 am in Concord, MA, at Lowell Road bridge. From Rte 3 take Rte 62 to Concord Commons. Lowell Rd is on west side  of Colonial Inn at north end of Commons.
Trip Leader: Julie Smith (603) 891-0267, email: cantdog@comcast.net
Sponsored by Souhegan Watershed Association. Co-sponsored by the Merrimack River Watershed Council.

June 23 (Thursday) – Souhegan River, Wilton, NH (Cleanup)
Join Julie Smith for a cleanup of the Souhegan River in honor of National River’s Cleanup Week. It will begin at 8 am at the upper put-in on Rte 31S at the Greenvile line.
Trip Leader: Julie Smith (603) 891-0267, email: cantdog@comcast.net
Sponsored by Souhegan Watershed Association. Co-sponsored by the Merrimack River Watershed Council.

July 2 (Saturday) – “Trash Patrol” on the Merrimack River, Tyngsborough, MA
Co-sponsored by the NH AMC Paddlers and MRWC. Make this the season you join a trash patrol! Enjoy a day of paddling and leave the river cleaner than you found it! You provide the boat, we provide all other equipment needed. Annual BBQ after the paddle so plan to bring a side dish to share!
You can register by going to http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/90593
Sponsored by NH AMC. Co-sponsored by the Merrimack River Watershed Council.

July 3 (Sunday) – Merrimack River, Manchester (MODERATE)
This moderate trip can offer a challenge, but one worth taking. Starting in the urban historical factory section of Manchester, class II rapids will be encountered before entering a more remote section which passes locks that have survived from the Old Middlesex Canal System. Easy whitewater.
Meet at 9:00 am in Manchester, NH. Rte 293 to exit 6 (Amoskeag Bridge). Before crossing the river, turn right into Amoskeag Fishway parking lot.
Trip Leader: George May (603) 883-3409, emial: GeorgeMay@comcast.net
Sponsored by Souhegan Watershed Association. Co-sponsored by the Merrimack River Watershed Council.

July 23 (Saturday) – Souhegan River, Merrimack, NH, Seaverns Bridge to Seaverns Bridge (Easy)  
A shallow flat water stretch of the Souhegan with enough water for paddling all summer long. We will paddle upriver and downriver and return to the parking area.
Meet at 9:30 am. Directions: From 101A heading west in Merrimack take right onto Boston Post Rd just past Home Depot. The road splits and splits again – take the right side, Seaverns Bridge Rd, for a couple of miles to the bridge.
Trip Leader: George May (603) 883-3409, emial: GeorgeMay@comcast.net
Sponsored by Souhegan Watershed Association. Co-sponsored by the Merrimack River Watershed Council.

August 6 (Saturday) – “Trash Patrol” on the Merrimack River, Concord, NH
Co-sponsored by the NH AMC Paddlers and MRWC. Make this the season you join a trash patrol! Enjoy a day of paddling and leave the river cleaner than you found it! You provide the boat, we provide all other equipment needed.
You can register by going to http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/90595
Sponsored by NH AMC. Co-sponsored by the Merrimack River Watershed Council.

September 3 (Saturday) – “Trash Patrol” on the Merrimack River, Nashua, NH
Co-sponsored by the NH AMC Paddlers and MRWC. Make this the season you join a trash patrol! Enjoy a day of paddling and leave the river cleaner than you found it! You provide the boat, we provide all other equipment needed.
You can register by going to http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/90596
Sponsored by NH AMC. Co-sponsored by the Merrimack River Watershed Council.