Sunday, October 19, 2014, 1:30 pm, meet at the Middlesex Canal Visitor Center/Museum,
located at the Billerica Falls of the Concord River, 71 Falkner Street, Billerica MA 01862.
The walk covers remnants of the historic Middlesex Canal from North Billerica to
Chelmsford. Sites will include the large stone with iron rings that anchored the west end of the
floating towpath, which once enabled canal boats to cross the summit pond at the Concord River.
We will view a guard lock in the Talbot Mill Yard, which controlled the level of water in the
canal north to the Merrimack, and the turning basin, which enabled 70' long canal boats to turn
into the Red Lock. We will follow the canal to the Chelmsford canal monument on Riverneck
Road, if the beavers haven't flooded what used to be the towpath. A round trip of five miles.