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Visitor Information

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Beautiful autumn leaves attract many to Concord.

We may not provide what you'd call typical (or simple) visitor information. We're not here to encourage people to visit, but to educate them if they are planning to do so.

Therefore, if you are looking for simple tourist information such as hours of musuems, where to eat...well, our site does NOT provide that.

We do have LOTS of information for you to THINK about in preparation for (or instead of) a visit here.

Why don't we provide simple tourist info? Well, that's just the kind of people we are. Doubt if that will change.

Oh, did we mention that eccentricity is something we take pride in here in Concord? Well, consider it mentioned....

Please take the time to look at our site before asking us questions -- use our site-wide search engine to find your topic.

See our Concord Visitor's Information Virtual Booklet.

  • Funny Boston English

    Places of Worship
    A list with contact information here.

    Concord Town Facts
    Basic statistics and info at a glance here.

    The Natural World of Concord
    Concord has an historical connection to the Transcendentalists and the nature conservation/ecology movements. It is not surprising that our town enjoys great physical beauty and much of interest to scientists, hikers, boaters, fishermen, and every other kind of outdoor enthusiast. Here are a few links about Concord's natural world, with a special nod to our many bodies of water.

  • Concord in Images, a Virtual Booklet.
  • Nature in Concord, another Virtual Booklet.
  • The special Concord's Waterways edition of the Concord Magazine. Don't miss the page of even more archived articles on Concord's Waterways.
  • Birding in New England
  • Ray Angelo's sweeping Botanical Index to the Journals of Henry David Thoreau helps us peek into the plant life of 19th century Concord, much of which is still accurate today. It makes reference to the printed edition of the journals.
  • Thoreau's Natural History of Massachusetts presents much local information. (More Thoreau links.)
  • The Estabrook Woods
  • See photos of animals taken in the wild in Great Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • We have three rivers in Concord: the Sudbury and Assabett flow together to form the Concord. The Sudbury River Valley Trustees are committed to protecting wildlife habitat and the ecological integrity of the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers.
  • The American Whitewater Affiliation has information about the seasonal whitewater on the Assabet.
  • Organization for the Assabet River seeks to protect and preserve the river and its watershed.
  • A cross-country river traveler writes about her passage along the our rivers .
  • Tour skating along the Concord and Sudbury Rivers.
  • An article by Al Lima, Director of Planning and Land Management for the Town of Concord, about Open Space through Limited Development, including the Sudbury River "Viewshed."
  • The Literary Traveler visits the Concord River and Walden Pond.
  • Read the chapter in Thoreau's "Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers" about the Concord River.
  • See a USGS map of the Concord River Drainage Basin. (other maps of Concord)
  • Read about the amazing world's first 1000+ species Biodiversity Day held in 1998 in Concord and Lincoln, MA: 1905 species were identified in 24 hours!

    Getting To, From and Around Concord
    Lots of this info on our Transportation Page.

    The Concord Online Bookstore
    If you're interested in Concord's sights check out our extensive Online Bookstore. For living authors, go here. See our specially-featured books; these are either new releases that have caught our editor's eye, or ones which are special favorites.

    Concord Municipal Government
    The Municipal Website is www.concordma.gov. See online state and federal resources.

    Local News

  • WIQH 88.3 FM is Concord-Carlisle High School's own public radio station.
  • The Boston Globe news.
  • WBZ Radio and TV (local Boston Metropolitan news). .
  • WHDH TV (ch. 7) (local Boston Metropolitan news).

    Area Maps
    Need to find your way around Concord? Go to our Maps page for street, town and state maps.

    Local Weather
    What kind of weather do we have here? All kinds: snow, rain, sun, ice, hot, cold, mild, harsh, and whatever else is possible. But often each in rapid succession. "If you don't like the weather, wait a minute" is a frequently-heard expression. It seems there is little predictable about the climate here.

    How is a person to cope? The best advice is to dress in (or bring along) an extra layer of clothing. Take one off, put one on -- we do it all the time.

    What are the extremes? We get a few sub-zero days (all temps F) in the winter and a few above-100 days in the summer. Other than that, winters are generally from the single digits to the 30's; summers 80's and 90's. Of course, there are the rare nights in August that fall to 45 and the even more rare days in January climbing to 95.

    Nonetheless, there are those whose job it is to predict the weather. However, many don't regard their forecasts as anything much beyond a guess.

  • Four day metropolitan Boston weather forecast.
  • Local forecast and weather conditions now.

    The Concord Online Bookstore
    If you're interested in life in Concord check out our extensive Online Bookstore. For works by living authors and about the town of Concord, go here.



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