Head of the Merrimack

  • Hosted By Essex Rowing Club

Launch Site:

656 Lowell Street, Methuen, MA 01844

Race Course:

4 miles (2 miles for Rec 1x)

Start is located 2 miles upriver from the launch site and the finish is 2 miles downriver.  The start for the Rec 1xs will be at the downriver edge of Pine Island (100 meters downstream of the dock).  Traffic pattern on race day will follow a right hand rule.

Recommended Viewing:

Essex Rowing is located behind a long narrow island on the river, which it makes it great for a safe, protected launch site but doesn't do much for viewing events.  We recommend the following locations from which to view the race.

Riverside Park, Methuen, MA (finish)

Our Place Restaurant, 106 Lowell Blvd, Methuen, MA 01844 (1 mile mark)