Historic Middlesex Canal, North Billerica

Trip dates: Sunday, April 23, 2017
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Level 5-mi. walk along historic canal N to Chelmsford, 1:30-4pm. Joint Middlesex Canal Association - Appalachian Mountain Club Spring Walk. Meet at 1:30pm at the Middlesex Canal Museum and Visitor Center at the Faulkner Mill at 71 Faulkner Street in North Billerica. The Museum and Visitor Center, including the bookstore, will open at 12 noon. The 2-2½ hour walk will cover part of the Merrimack branch of the canal in Billerica and Chelmsford, about 3 to 4 miles over generally level wooded terrain and streets. Sites to visit en route will include a guard lock, the anchor stone for the floating towpath that bridged the Concord River, and many stretches of watered canal. From Rte. 95/128, take Rte. 3 N to exit 28, Treble Cove Rd., L towards N. Billerica 1.7 mi., L on Rte. 3A/129 0.7 mi., R on Lowell St. 0.7 mi. becomes Faulkner St., cross river at Faulkner Mills, R into pkg. lot opp. Middlesex Canal Museum. Middlesex Canal signs point the way.

Directions:

On I-495, take the N. Billerica exit south to the road's end at a T intersection, turn right, then bear right at the Y, go 700' and turn left into the parking lot. The museum is across the street. North Billerica, exit 37, is between Rte. 3 and I-93. On R

Trip details

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Trip region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Trip state: 
MA
Leader: 
Robert Winters robert@middlesexcanal.org
Status: 
Open
Trip country: 
USA

Audiences

Adults (18+)
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Creation date: 
2017-02-25 22:57:06.0
Last updated: 
2017-02-25 22:57:06.0