RiverFest Summer 2023: Celebrating our local Wild and Scenic Rivers!

Submitted by Wild and Scenic Rivers Program, National Parks Service

Summer is here! There’s no better time than now to experience the wild and scenic rivers in your own backyard. You are invited to get outside with your family for six weeks of hiking, paddling, art, and other events at RiverFest Summer 2023 that runs July 1 through Aug. 13. 

RiverFest is the annual celebration of the federally protected Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord wild and scenic rivers. This year, it takes place over six-weeks, offering more opportunities to participate. RiverFest Summer is an opportunity to explore what makes the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord rivers so unique and special. 

In the MetroWest area, just a short drive from Boston, events will be hosted on and along the rivers highlighting the historic, recreational, scenic, and ecological values of our wild and scenic rivers. From guided paddles to interpretive walks, art installations, family-friendly events, and kids’ activities, there is something for everyone, whether young or old, adventuresome or leisurely.  

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The River Stewardship Council (RSC) was created to promote the protection of the rivers and their resources. The RSC is a partnership of representatives from each of the eight Wild and Scenic River communities, state and federal agencies, and two regional conservation organizations. All of the events and activities of RiverFest Summer are volunteer-led by partner organizations of the RSC. 

For a full listing of events and maps, please visit www.sudbury-assabet-concord.org.    

Show how you enjoy RiverFest Summer 2023 by sharing photos using the hashtag #RiverFestSummer2023 and tagging @SuascoRSC.

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