Since the pioneers' journeys west, most adventure is limited to accidentally getting on the wrong bus, sitting beside a former employer on the bus, or realizing the bus you're on is headed for prison. Enjoy a less awkward adventure with today's Groupon: for $20, you get an all-day canoe or kayak rental at Nashoba Paddler in Groton (up to a $62 value).
Nashoba Paddler traverses the bends and twists of the mighty Nashua River and its tributaries, giving tourists a view of the wild from the safety of rental canoes and kayaks. Soak up some natural vitamin D and ripple the wave tattoos on your triceps during a full day of paddling in Old Town river vessels. Before shoving off onto the waterway, experienced guides can provide field guides, maps, and safety and paddling advice, as well as tips for fun routes and how to harmonize on wildlife motets. Then explorers can solemnly begin shoving paddles into the Nashua and floating through habitats ranging from woodsy bends to marshy areas replete with swans and herons eager to perform splish-splash acrobatics. Nashoba Paddler is open through June 20 on weekends and holidays from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on weekdays by appointment.