Parking lot by Mystic River - Route 16 - Medford Square

Medford Pipe Bridge

    Parts of the rivers have been invaded by
    the invasive water chestnut. Click here for
    more about them. We rinsed the kayak and
    the paddles after we got home. I haven't
    seen them in Hopedale Pond yet, but
    probably sooner or later they'll be there.

                            The Mystic and Malden Rivers - June 6, 2013



    In 1844, Medford abolitionist and writer Lydia Maria Child described her journey across the Mystic
    to her grandfather's house in the poem "Over the River and Through the Woods." (Grandfather's
    House, restored by Tufts University in 1976, still stands near the river on South Street in Medford.)
    John Townsend Trowbridge's popular 1882 novel, The Tinkham Brother's Tide-Mill, had its setting
    along the river at a time when saltwater still reached the Mystic Lakes.

    In the 1861 poem "Paul Revere's Ride" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Paul Revere rides along
    the banks of the Mystic River.

    The river gave its name to the 2001 Dennis Lehane novel and its 2003 Academy Award winning
    Clint Eastwood film adaptation Mystic River. Wikipedia  

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Winter Hill Yacht Club, Amelia Earhart Dam and Lock, Target

    Our  trip is shown by the white line going down the river and turning a bit before
    the Earhart Dam, going up the Malden River, and then returning. There was a
    parking lot (free) with plenty of room along Route 16, where we put in.