Join us for the Third Annual
Lancaster Nashua River Festival!
June 15th, 10 am - 4 pm
Culley Field on Route 117 in Lancaster
(Across the street from the Lancaster/Bolton Fair Grounds)
Guided Kayak Trips
Travel with Still River Outfitters from Main Street just down the road from Atlantic Union College to the Festival grounds. Kayaks, paddles and PFDs are available. Trips will depart the fairgrounds at: 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm and 3:30pm.
Cost is $15 per person and the trip is appropriate for ages 10 and up. Children must be able to maneuver a kayak on their own. The trip takes about an hour.
Space is limited so please register in advance. You can register at:
(see June 15, 2013 "Guided Kayak Trip - River Festival)
Guided Canoe Trips
A. Travel with Nashoba Paddler guide/naturalists from the festival grounds through the Bolton Flats to Still River in Harvard. Trips are departing at 9am and 1:30pm. The trip takes about three hours with 8-10 canoes and a limit of 24 people per trip. Boats, PFD's and paddles provided. Cost is $16 per person for adults, $12 for children (ages 8-12), canoes can accommodate 3 adults or 2 adults plus 2 children.
Sign up by emailing
email@example.com or call 978-448-8699
B. Travel with Mass Audubon and a guide on the same route from the Festival to Still River in Harvard departing at 11:30am and returning by around 2:30. Boats, PFD's and paddles provided. Cost is $18 ($12 for Mass Audubon members) and $12 for children over 8 ($12 for members). Canoes can accommodate up to 3 adults or 2 adults plus 2 children.
Sign up by emailing Wachusett@massaudubon.org or call 978-464-2712.
Transportation for all guided trips will be provided back to the festival site or to your cars by festival volunteer staff.
Visit with special guest Henry David Thoreau
Join Henry David Thoreau (historical interpreter Richard Smith) on a "saunter" along the shores of the Nashua River while discovering little-known aspects of his life. Thoreau will share observations and stories from his surveys and botanizing throughout central and eastern Massachusetts. Engage in a lively conversation with Richard Smith on how Thoreau’s ideas continue to inspire activism for peace, human rights, and the environment around the world.
Friends of the Oxbow/Freedom's Way
At 11 and 1 meet up for conversations at the Friends of the Oxbow/Freedom's Way table. This special visit is offered by Freedom's Way National Heritage Area, and funded by the Lancaster Cultural Council.
Other Attractions Include:
River Educational Program
Origami Boat Race
Livestock and Petting Zoo (Lancaster 4-H)
Mass Audubon and Mass Fish and Wildlife
BBQ (Lancaster Boyscouts)
Ice Cream (Juniper Farms)
NRWA (Nashua River Watershed Assn.)