Open to the Public!

Welcome to the UMass Lowell Kayak Center!

The UMass Lowell (UML) Kayak Center is now closed for the season. We are open in the summer to the public as well as the UML university community. We offer rentals, instruction, tours and fun at the UMass Lowell Kayak Center.

  1. Kayak, Canoe, or SUP rentals: Available during our open hours by walk-up or reservation! Most weekends you can register for a shuttle service, as well.
  2. Group tours with a guide: Choose from a fun group trip like a Sunset or Full Moon paddle tour, an instructional tour like our Kayak Basics class, or book your own custom group tour! All available with a reservation.
  3. Season & monthly passes

All rentals and tours come with gear and instruction. Bring these recommended items with you, including your credit card and ID, sunglasses, water, and a snack. To learn more about bringing children, pets, your own boat, and to read over our other policies, please check out our Plan Your Visit page. Access to restrooms available.

During the season, contact our Kayak Center directly at 978-934-5690 or kayakcenter@uml.eduwith any questions or to make reservations. Before the summer season starts, you may email Kate Ford at


Please complete these forms online:

If you would like to receive Kayak Center updates, please register online for our general interest group.

2023 Summer and Fall Hours

Summer: June 1 - September 1, 2023

  • Weekends: Saturday - Sunday hours: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Weekdays: Monday - Friday hours: 3 - 8 p.m.

Summer Holiday and Special Hours

  • June 19, 2023, Monday, Juneteenth: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • June 25, 2023, Sunday: Open normal hours 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • July 4, 2023, Tuesday, Independence Day: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Fall: September 2 - October 15, 2023

  • Weekends only: Saturday - Sunday: 10 - 6 p.m.
  • Weekdays: Closed

Fall Holiday and Special Hours

  • September 4, 2023, Monday, Labor Day: Closed
  • September 30 and October 1, 2023: Closed for Regatta
  • October 9, 2023, Monday, Indigenous Peoples Day: Closed

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