• Canoe or kayak the rivers of Concord.
  • Hike the conservation land trails and the Minuteman National Park.
  • Swim and picnic at Walden Pond.
  • Bike on wonderful paths, the Minuteman bikeway, and the lovely roads of the town.
  • For fun family area activities, go to
ata Cycle
93 Thoreau Street
(across from Commuter Rail)
Tel: 978-369-5960
Bike Rentals – Mountain and Hybrid Rentals -– Road Bike Rentals – Helmet and lock rentals –  Mon-Fri, 10 am – 7 pm; Sat, 9 am – 6 pm; Sun, 12 noon – 5 pm.
Great Brook Farm State Park
Lowell Road, Carlisle
Tel: 978-369-6312
950-acre park with hiking trails, open meadows, scenic ponds. Hiking, picnicking, canoeing, fishing, croiss-country skiing. Working dairy farm with seasonal ice cream stand. Open daily dawn to dusk.
Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
From Concord, 1 mile East on Route 62,
then left on Monsen Road
Tel: 978-443-4661
253 acres on the banks of the Concord River where wildlife may be observed from refuge dikes. Walking trails, wheel chair accessible, pets on leash. Open daily, year round, daylight hours. Free.
River Cruises on the Concord and Sudbury
Main Street, Concord
Tel: 978-371-1785
Relax while cruising on the Concord and Sudbury Rivers – enjoying a unique dining experience aboard a pontoon boat.  Breakfast, Lunch, High Tea and Dinner cruises available by reservation. Season is May 1 through October 31.
South Bridge Boat House
496 Main Street, Concord
Tel: 978-369-9438
Canoe and kayak rentals – offers direct access to 18 miles of the Concord River and is within easy paddling distance of the Sudbury River, Assabet River, and the Old North Bridge. Open Mon. through Fri. from 10:00 a.m. to sunset, and on Sat., Sun., and holidays from 9:00 a.m. to sunset. Rentals for canoes $13 per hour, weekdays; $15 per hour weekends and holidays.  Kayaks available for $15 singles, $17 doubles.
Walden Pond State Reservation
Route 119, Concord
Tel: 978-369-3254
Non-motorized boating, cross-country skiing, fishing, hiking, swimming. Open daily, dawn to dusk.