Head of the Merrimack
- Sep 25, 2011
- Merrimack River
- Methuen, MA (USA)
- Hosted By Essex Rowing Club
656 Lowell Street, Methuen, MA 01844
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.
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)