CONCORD RIVER GREENWAY:

LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS

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Last Updated:      June 16, 2017

Length:                Concord River Greenway;  0.7 miles currently completed (3 unconnected sections)

Difficulty:            Easy. Flat, paved trail.

Directions:

To Start from the Lawrence Street parking lot; From I-495 take exit 37 to Woburn St north. Turn left on Lawrence St and just before crossing over the Concord River a small parking lot will be on your right.

To Start from E Merrimack Street; From the Lawrence Street parking lot continue north on Lawrence St, right on Church St (cross over the river) and your second left on High St. Turn left on E Merrimack St. Just past the Lowell Memorial Auditorium, turn left on Davidson St and into the Davidson Street parking lot (Parking Fee). To avoid a Parking Fee you can start from the Lowell NHP parking lot. See; Lowell NHP; Canalwalk .

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 Lawrence Street parking lot; The paved Concord River Greenway travels north past the Lowell Cemetery along the east side of the river for only 0.3 miles. Future plans are in the works to build a bridge over to Centennial Island across the river.

Note; Another very short section runs south from Rogers Street on the west side of the river. Starting from Jollene Debner Park; A pergola and benches located here. A wide paved trail travels south alongside the river before ending after less then 0.2 miles.

Starting from E Merrimack Street; The paved Concord River Greenway travels south along the east side of 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 0.2 miles before ending at Chestnut St. 

Note; From E Merrimack Street you can access downtown Lowell, the Lowell NHP; Canalwalk and the Merrimack River Trail; Lowell Section. Head left along E Merrimack St (the Lowell Memorial Auditorium is across the street) and cross over the Concord River. This brings you to the Lowell NHP; Canalwalk next to Middlesex Community College. A map board is located here underneath the pavilion. See; Lowell NHP; Canalwalk for information.

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