CONCORD RIVER GREENWAY:
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Last Updated: June 1, 2012
Length: Concord River Greenway; 1 3/4 miles when completed.
Difficulty: Easy. Flat, paved trail.
From I-495 take exit 38 to Route 38 (Main St-Rogers St-Nesmith St) north. You'll eventually come to the junction of Routes 110 (Church St) & 133 (Andover St). Continue straight on Routes 38 & 110 for a couple of blocks. Turn left onto E Merrimack St. Just past the Lowell Memorial Auditorium, turn left on Davidson St and into the Davidson Street parking lot.
The Concord River Greenway is being constructed primarily along an abandoned spur of the Guilford RR paralleling the Concord River. It will connect Lowell's largest open spaces, including Rogers Fort Hill Park and Shedd Park with Lowell Cemetery and the city's cemeteries. You may also easily access the Lowell NHP; Canalwalk and the Merrimack River Trail; Lowell Sections. The Concord River Greenway will close a missing 5-mile link in the regional 200-mile BAY CIRCUIT TRAIL . Future plans call for connecting into the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail in Chelmsford. For more information visit; CONCORD RIVER GREENWAY .
Starting from the Davidson Street parking lot; The paved Concord River Greenway travels south above the Concord River. Check out the detailed iron fencing and gates. Picnic tables located here. Informational signboards located along the trail. The trail currently only travels a short distance before ending at a closed fence. A second section runs north from Lawrence St (next to the Lowell Cemetery) for only a 1/4 mile. Plans are in the works to connect these two sections but as of May 2012 construction has not begun.
Note; From the Davidson Street parking lot you can access downtown Lowell, the Lowell NHP; Canalwalk and the Merrimack River Trail; Lowell Section. Simply head back out Davidson St to E Merrimack St (the Lowell Memorial Auditorium is across the street) and turn left. Cross over the Concord River and turn left along the other side of the river. This will bring you to the Lowell NHP; Canalwalk next to Middlesex Community College after only 0.1 miles. A map board is located here underneath the pavilion. See; Lowell NHP; Canalwalk for information.
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