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The Sudbury, Assabet &
Wild & Scenic Rivers
April 9, 1999.
A 29-mile segment of the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers lying
25 miles west of Boston, Massachusettes.
Ecology, history, scenery, recreation, and value to American literature.
Coordinated management between the National Park Service and the
SuAsCo River Stewardship Council, which is comprised of local citizens,
federal, state, and local governments, and advocacy groups.
These rivers have remained remarkably undeveloped considering their
close proximity to the Boston metropolitan area. With ten of the
designated river miles lying within the Great Meadows National Wildlife
Refuge, the SuAsCo Rivers offer abundant opportunities for outdoor
recreation, are awash in scenic beauty, and provide prime waterfowl
habitat in the form of large areas of riparian wetlands.
As well, a unique legacy is woven through historical
sites along the rivers' path. The Minute Man National Historical
Park - located near Town of Concord - contains the Old North Bridge,
the site of the revolutionary "Shot Heard 'Round the World." Securing
a place in American literary history, the rivers are featured in
the works of authors Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and
Henry David Thoreau.