Harvard has three major areas for kayaking, Bare Hill Pond, Delaney Project and Nashua River.
Bare Hill Pond
Kayaks are allowed at Bare Hill Pond. They can be launched at the Bare Hill Town Beach. For 2014, an annual sticker is required for Harvard residents. The cost of the annual sticker is $10. Non residents can launch kayaks for a fee of $10 per launch.
Kayaks can be rented at the Town Beach when the Town Beach is staffed with lifeguards.
There is a boat launch in Stow. The best time to Kayak is in the spring and early summer. Late summer the project tends to become full of weeds.
A wonderful segment of the mainstem Nashua River runs from Still River to Groton, approximately 17 miles, with a single portage around the beautifully restored Ayer Ice House Dam. This scenic paddle passes through the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge where a wide variety of birds and wildlife may be seen. Above the Ayer Ice House Dam, the river wanders through the Groton Town Forest and Sabine Woods, past the mouth of the Squannacook River (worth exploring), under historic Fitch’s Bridge, and into the oxbows of Pepperell Pond above the Pepperell Dam. This is a great adventure any day but is particularly outstanding in autumn when the trees along the banks reach the peak of their fall color. While out on the water, you will feel like you’re miles from the nearest civilization.
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