Canoe Launches

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A. Ponakin Bridge
Abandoned bridge on the west side of Lunenburg Road, Rte. 70, about one mile north of Rte. 117.  Launch on the south, downstream side of the bridge, use caution as the bridge embankment is steep.

B. Main Street Bridge
Access path on east side of Rte. 70, Main Street, just south of Lancaster center and bridge.  Launch under the railroad trestle.

C. Center Bridge
At the Meeting of the Waters, where the North and South branches of the Nashua River converge into the main stem.  Limited parking on private land.  Watch out for blowdowns in the river from here to the Rte. 117 bridge.

D. Rte. 117 Bridge
About one mile west of Rte. 110 near Culley’s Snowmobile Ranch and Bolton Flats.  Access road into limited parking; put in on the west side of the river.

E. Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge
Located in the Still River section of Harvard off Rte. 110 at the end of Still River Depot Road.  There is plenty of parking with canoe access from parking lot.  Do not land canoes on the west side of the river as the Ford Devens South Post is off limits.

F. Fort Pond State Boat Launch
On Fort Pond Road at Rte. 70, Lunenburg Road.

G. Bartlett Pond Conservation Area
Parking and launch on Rte. 117 just east of Rte I-190.

H. I-190 Bridge
Park in turnaround at the end of N. Main Street.  Paved path goes under I-190, stay to the right to go to the North Branch of the Nashua River.