|Moss in early Spring, wetlands near Assabet River|
Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote: “Rowing our boat against the current, between wide meadows, we turn aside into the Assabeth. A more lovely stream than this, for a mile above its junction with the
|Assabet River channeled through the center of Maynard, 2010 flood.|
Furthermore, effective January 1, 2014, lawn fertilizer purchased or used in
|Spring 2014: Kayaker on Assabet between|
Main Street and the footbridge
|OARS clean up, Maynard, 2012|
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Coda: Fishing boating, canoeing or kayaking on the Assabet River all popular pastimes. Site [http://www.oars3rivers.org/river/recreation] has maps and guides to boat access points. The fishing information includes where on the rivers it is safe or unsafe to eat fish. In addition to the marked boating areas, local kayakers know that at just the right water levels it is possible to enjoy Class I-II rapids through the center of Maynard by putting in below the Ben Smith Dam. If water too low, cannot get past the shallows. If water too high there is not enough clearance under the sewage pipes that run under some of the bridges.
|Mill Street Bridge, Assabet River in flood, Spring 2010|
Water depth was 7.1 feet at the gauge when this photo was taken.