Location: There are two: Canal St. and off River Rd.
Commission hold two parcels on the Nashua River suitable for launching small
boats and canoes. The first is an 8000 square foot parcel on Canal St., a short
distance from Main St., that abuts the river and provides canoe access for the
Nashua River in the Pepperell Pond area. A very gradual, albeit very narrow,
slope allows for a trailer launch of a small boat. The second canoe launch is
located behind the Kemp horse track on River Rd. This area is off the main road
and may be more convenient for leaving a car; however, the slope to the river is
steeper and is appropriate only for a hand launch of a small boat or canoe.
For the first
parcel, follow Main St. to Canal St. The launch is about 0.1 miles on the left
with a wooden sign. Park on the side of the road near the river.
For the second
parcel, follow River Rd. south from the town-center rotary 1.6 miles to the
common dirt driveway for the Kemp horse track at 120 River Rd., just across the
street and north of the Town Forest and Picnic area.
As the driveway arcs around to the other side of the oval track, take the second
left. That leads to the river. Park near the launch, but not blocking it for
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