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Middlesex Canal Museum

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71 Faulkner Street
North Billerica, MA 01862 United States
978-670-2740 http://www.middlesexcanal.org/museum/index.html

October 2019

Walk along the Middlesex Canal

October 20, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Middlesex Canal Museum
71 Faulkner Street
North Billerica, MA 01862 United States

A level, 2.5 hour walk along part of the Merrimack River Branch of the Middlesex Canal in Billerica and Chelmsford with over three to four miles of generally wooded terrain. Sites visited on the tour will include the recently restored guard lock, the anchor stone for the floating towpath that bridged the Concord River, and many stretches of the watered canal.

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Fall Meeting and Lecture

October 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Middlesex Canal Museum
71 Faulkner Street
North Billerica, MA 01862 United States

The Middlesex Canal Association will host a talk by Robert Thorson, the author of The Boatman: Henry David Thoreau's River Years. His 2018 talk on Thoreau's river years is on video in the Internet Archive. His October 27 talk will be about the river, the Billerica dam and Thoreau, timely as the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration wants to remove the dam as a barrier to some fish species. Dr. Thorson is a professor of geology at the University…

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