Completed Trips: September 2021

Man wearing backpack standing near stream pointing at camera with smile Image by Daniel Cremin

Day Hike - Lonesome Lake - White Mountains, N.H. - September 11 at 8 a.m.  spring

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student / Faculty / Staff $15
  • Registration Deadline September 9, Noon
  • Physical Exertion: Moderate / Strenuous. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experience or gear needed!
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, MA) at 8 a.m.
  • See our Hiking webpage for more details.

Three Women in Kayaks - Sea Kayaking Gloucester, MA

Sea Kayaking Day Trip - Gloucester, Mass. - September 12 at 8 a.m.

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student / Faculty / Staff $15
  • Registration Deadline September 9, Noon
  • Physical Exertion: Moderate / Strenuous. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No gear needed - boats, paddles, and Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) provided!
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, MA) at 8 a.m.

Leaf-lined path in woods lit by the sun

Introduction to Trail Running Series 1 of 3 - Lowell, Mass. - September 16 at 5:30-7 p.m.

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student/Faculty/Staff $5 each session
  • Registration Deadline: September 15, Noon
  • Physical Exertion: Moderate. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experience needed. Please provide your own running shoes (no specific style necessary)
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, MA) at 5:30 p.m., returns by 7 p.m.
  • See our Trail Running page for more details.

Yoga Sunset from behind

Sunset Yoga and Full Moon Kayaking - Lowell, Mass. - September 17, 6:30-10:30 p.m.

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student/Faculty/Staff $15
  • Registration Deadline September 16, Noon
  • Physical Exertion: Light/Moderate. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experiencer or gear needed. Feel free to bring your own yoga mat if you have one!
  • Meets at the Bellegarde Boathouse/Kayak Center (500 Pawtucket Blvd., Lowell, MA) at 6:15 p.m.

Seven wet smiling people posing on mountain bikes

Mountain Biking Great Brook State Farm - Carlisle, Mass. - September 18, 10 a.m.

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student/Faculty/Staff $15
  • Registration Deadline September 16, Noon
  • Physical Exertion: Moderate. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experience or gear needed - bikes and helmets provided!
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, MA) at 10 a.m.
  • See our Mountain Biking webpage for more details.

A group of participants rafting down a rapid.

Whitewater Rafting Deerfield River - Charlemont, Mass. - September 19, 6:30 a.m.

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student/Faculty/Staff $75
  • Registration Deadline September 16, Noon
  • Physical Exertion: Light/Moderate. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experience or gear needed - all gear provided!
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, MA) at 6:30 a.m.

kayaking full moon Image by Libby McGrosky

Equinox Full Moon Paddle - Lowell, Mass. September 21, 7-9 p.m.

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student/Faculty/Staff $15
  • Registration Deadline September 21, Noon
  • Physical Exertion: Moderate. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experience or gear needed - boats, paddles, and PFDs provided!
  • Meets at the Bellegarde Boathouse/Kayak Center (500 Pawtucket Blvd., Lowell, MA) at 6:45 p.m.
Two climbers top roping and belayers below.

Rock Climbing Crow Hill - Princeton, Mass. - September 25, 8 a.m.

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student/Faculty/Staff $15
  • Registration Deadline September 23, Noon
  • Physical Exertion: Moderate. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experience or gear needed - harnesses, shoes, helmets, and all other climbing gear provided!
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, MA) at 8 a.m.
  • See our Rock Climbing webpage for more details 

Lone Hiker on a Bare Mountain Top

Day Hike Mount Monadnock - Jaffrey, N.H. - September 26, 8 a.m.

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student/Faculty/Staff $15
  • Registration Deadline September 23, Noon
  • Physical Exertion: Moderate. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experience or gear needed!
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, MA) at 8 a.m.
  • See our Hiking webpage for more details.

Leaf-lined path in woods lit by the sun

Introduction to Trail Running Series Event 2 Of 3 - Lowell, Mass. - September 30, 5:30-7 p.m.

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student/Faculty/Staff $5 each session
  • Registration Deadline September 29, Noon
  • Physical Exertion: Moderate. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experience needed. Bring your own running shoes (no specific style needed)
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, MA) at 5:30 p.m., returns by 7 p.m.
  • See our Trail Running page for more details.

OctoberCOMPLETED trips: October 2021


Rider About to Crash on Mountain Bike

Wilderness First Aid Presented By SOLO Schools - Lowell, Mass. - October 2 & 3

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student/Faculty/Staff $175, Public $195
  • Registration Deadline September 29, Noon
  • Physical Exertion: Easy. Skill Level: Beginner
  • Trip meets at the Campus Recreation Center (322 Aiken Ave., Lowell, MA) at 8 a.m. and ends approximately 5 p.m. both days
  • See our Instruction Workshops webpage for more details.

A group of backpackers with smiling faces surrounding a Long Trail Sign.

Backpacking The Long Trail - White Rocks National Rec. Area, Vt. - Oct. 8-10

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student/Faculty/Staff $50
  • Registration Deadline October 6, Noon
  • Physical Exertion: Moderate. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experience or gear needed! Personal items available to rent. Group gear part of trip cost.
  • Pre-trip meeting Outdoor Center and Bike Shop Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.
  • Trip meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, MA) on Oct. 8 at 5 p.m.
  • See our Backpacking webpage for more details.

Cyclists lined up with bright safety gear on a dark night.

Midnight Marathon Bike Ride - Hopkinton to Boston, Mass. – Oct. 10-11 overnight

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student/Faculty/Staff $15
  • Registration Deadline October 7, Noon
  • Physical Exertion: Strenuous. Skill Level: Intermediate
  • No gear needed - bikes and helmets provided!
  • Trip meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, MA) on Oct. 10 at 9 p.m.
  • See our Bike Touring page for more details.

Leaf-lined path in woods lit by the sun

Introduction to Trail Running Series Event 3 Of 3 - Lowell, Mass. – Oct. 14, 5-6:30 p.m.

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student/Faculty/Staff $5 each session
  • Registration Deadline October 13, Noon
  • Physical Exertion: Moderate. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experience needed. Bring your own running shoes (no specific style needed)
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, MA) at 5 p.m., returns by 6:30 p.m.
  • See our Trail Running page for more details.

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Homecoming Open Boathouse - Lowell, Mass. – Oct. 16, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student/Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Families FREE
  • FREE 1 Hour Kayak, Canoe and SUP rentals with UMass Lowell ID!
  • Physical Exertion: Light. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experience or gear needed - boats, paddles and PFDs all provided!
  • Meets at the Bellegarde Boathouse / Kayak Center (500 Pawtucket Blvd., Lowell, MA)

Mountain Biker Riding Down Rock

Mountain Biking Yudicky Farms - Nashua, N.H. – Oct. 17, 10 a.m.

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student/Faculty/Staff $15
  • Registration Deadline October 14, Noon
  • Physical Exertion: Moderate. Skill Level: Intermediate
  • No experience or gear needed - bikes and helmets provided!
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, MA) at 10 a.m.
  • See our Mountain Biking webpage for more details.

Central Rock Gym climbing facility.

Indoor Climbing - Central Rock Gym Stoneham, Mass. – Oct. 21, 5:45-10:30 p.m.

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student/Faculty/Staff $15
  • Registration Deadline October 21, Noon
  • Physical Exertion: Easy/Moderate. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experience or gear needed!
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, MA) at 5:45 p.m., returns by 10:30 p.m.
  • See our Indoor climbing webpage for more details.

Young woman setting up a climbing anchor

Rock Climbing Top Rope Site Manager Course Den Rock Lawrence, Mass. and Deers Leap Windham, N.H. Oct. 23 & 24

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student/Faculty/Staff $50
  • Registration Deadline October 20, Noon
  • Physical Exertion: Moderate. Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Pre-trip meeting October 19, 7 p.m.
  • No gear necessary. Prior climbing experience is encouraged.
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, MA) at 8 a.m. both days
  • See our Rock Climbing webpage for more details 
Group on a high trail in the White Mountains

Day Hike Mount Moosilauke - White Mountains, N.H. – Oct. 30, 7 a.m.

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student/Faculty/Staff $15
  • Registration Deadline October 28, Noon
  • Physical Exertion: Strenuous. Skill Level: Intermediate
  • No experience or gear needed!
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, MA) at 7 a.m.
  • See our Hiking webpage for more details.

Group Posing with Mountain Bikes in Forest

Mountain Biking - Lowell Dracut Tyngsboro State Forest, Lowell, Mass. - Oct. 31

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student/Faculty/Staff $15
  • Registration Deadline: October 14, Noon
  • Physical Exertion: Moderate. Skill Level: Intermediate
  • No gear needed - bikes and helmets provided! Some mountain biking experience recommended.
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, MA) at 10 a.m.
  • See our Mountain Biking webpage for more details.

COMPLETED TRIPS: November 2021

Central Rock Gym climbing facility.

Indoor Climbing - Central Rock Gym Stoneham, Mass. – Nov. 4, 5:45-10:30 p.m.

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student / Faculty / Staff $15
  • Registration Deadline November 4, Noon
  • Physical Exertion: Easy/Moderate. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experience or gear needed! Belay class available at gym
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, MA) at 5:45 p.m., returns by 10:30 p.m.
  • See our Indoor climbing webpage for more details

Happy Hiking Group Posing on a Trail

Wellness Day Hike - Mt Wachusett - Princeton, Mass. – Nov. 6, 8 a.m.

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student / Faculty / Staff $15*
  • Registration Deadline: November 4, Noon
  • Physical Exertion: Easy / Moderate. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experience or gear needed!
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, MA) at 8 a.m.
  • See our Hiking webpage for more details

*Pay what you are able.

Mountain bikers beside a tree with a bear carved out of its trunk.

Mountain Biking - Bear Brook State Park, Allenstown N.H. - November 14, 8 a.m.

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student / Faculty / Staff $15
  • Registration Deadline November 10, Noon
  • Physical Exertion: Moderate. Skill Level: Intermediate
  • No gear needed - bikes and helmets provided! Some mountain biking experience encouraged
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, MA) at 8 a.m.
  • See our Mountain Biking webpage for more details

Indoor Rock Climbing Gym

Indoor Climbing - Central Rock Gym Stoneham, Mass. - November 18, 5:45-10:30 p.m. 

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student / Faculty / Staff $15
  • Registration Deadline November 18, Noon
  • Physical Exertion: Easy / Moderate. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experience or gear needed! Belay class available at gym
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, MA) at 5:45 p.m., returns by 10:30 p.m.
  • See our Indoor climbing webpage for more details

Snowy overlook with two people in winter gear looking out

Day Hike - Cardigan Mountain - Orange, N.H. – Nov. 20, 8 a.m.

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student / Faculty / Staff $15
  • Registration Deadline November 18, Noon
  • Physical Exertion: Easy / Moderate. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experience or gear needed!
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, MA) at 8 a.m.
  • See our Hiking webpage for more details

DecemberCOMPLETED TRIPS: December 2021


Central Rock Gym climbing facility.

Indoor Climbing - Central Rock Gym Stoneham, Mass. – Dec. 2, 5:45-10:30 p.m.

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student / Faculty / Staff $15
  • Registration Deadline December 2, Noon
  • Physical Exertion: Easy / Moderate. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experience or gear needed! Belay class available at gym
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop ;(5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, MA) at 5:45 p.m., returns by 10:30 p.m.
  • See our Indoor climbing webpage for more details

january1January 2022

Picture of a Wilderness First Aid class emergency scenario with woman wearing gloves looking up and helping man on ground wrapped in blankets Image by SOLO Schools

jan2-9-wfrWilderness First Responder Presented by SOLO Schools - Lowell, Mass. - January 2-9, 2022

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student/Faculty/Staff $550, Public $625 + Optional $40 CPR + Optional $160 Lodging
  • Registration Deadline: December 22, 2021
  • Physical Exertion: Easy. Skill Level: Beginner
  • Trip meets at the Campus Recreation Center (322 Aiken Ave., Lowell, MA) at 8 a.m., ends approximately 5 p.m. every day
  • See our Instructional Workshops webpage for more details and to register
A group of happy hikers at the summit of the Mt. Major on the Belknap Range in the wintertime. The background of the photo shows a snow covered mountainside.

jan-29-winter-hikeWinter Hiking Skills - Belknap Range, New Hampshire - UPDATE! SUNDAY JANUARY 30 (no longer Saturday Jan 29)

FebruaryFebruary 2022

Several people glide downhill on skis and snowboards

feb5-downhillDownhill Ski Day Trip - Pats Peak, Henniker, NH- Saturday, February 5

  • Cost: UMass Lowell (UML) Student / Faculty / Staff $60-$125 lift ticket plus rentals and/or lessons. Optional transportation included at no extra cost.
  • Registration Deadline: January 30
  • Physical Exertion: Moderate. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experience needed; you can register for what you need: lift ticket, rental gear, lesson, and/or transportation. Helmet rentals paid for by Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP).
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, Mass.) at 7 a.m. or drive self and meet at the mountain at 9 a.m. sharp
  • See our Downhill Ski webpage for more details
  • Register Online - Downhill Ski Day - UML transportation - Feb. 5
  • Register Online - Downhill Ski Day - Driving Self - Feb. 5
Rider About to Crash on Mountain Bike

feb5-6-wfaWilderness First Aid Presented By SOLO Schools - Lowell, Mass. - February 5-6

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student / Faculty / Staff $155, Public $180 + optional $40 CPR + optional $30 lodging
  • Registration Deadline: January 30
  • Physical Exertion: Easy. Skill Level: Beginner
  • Trip meets at the Campus Recreation Center (322 Aiken Ave., Lowell, Mass.) at 8 a.m. and ends approximately 5 p.m. both days (optional CPR Saturday, February 5 evening)
  • See our Instructional Workshops webpage for more details and to register
woman sleds down a trail in the woods with a big smile on her face

feb11-sleddingWinter Get-Out: Sledding Series! 1 of 3 - Lowell, Mass. - Friday, February 11, 5:30 - 8 p.m.

Man cross country skiing on a sunny day

feb12-xcskiCross-Country Ski Day Trip (includes rentals and hour lesson) - Jackson, N.H. - Saturday, February 12

Woman Ice Climbing Swinging an Axe

feb13-iceclimbIce Climbing Day Trip with International Mountain Climbing School - North Conway, N.H. - Sunday, February 13

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student / Faculty / Staff - $80
  • Registration Deadline: February 7
  • Physical Exertion: Easy/Intermediate. Skill Level: Beginner
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, Mass.) at 5 a.m.
  • See our Ice Climbing webpage for more details
  • Register Online - Ice Climbing - Feb. 13
Woman assisting a man who is using a indoor rock climbing wall

feb17-crgIndoor Rock Climbing - Central Rock Gym, Stoneham, Mass. - Thursday, February 17

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student / Faculty / Staff $18
  • Registration Deadline: February 16
  • Physical Exertion: Easy / Moderate. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experience or gear needed! Belay class available at gym
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, Mass.) at 5:45 p.m., returns by 10:30 p.m.
  • See our Indoor climbing webpage for more details
  • Register Online - Indoor Climbing - Feb. 17
woman sleds down a trail in the woods with a big smile on her face

feb18-sleddingCancelled - Winter Get-Out: Sledding Series! 2 of 3 - Lowell, Mass. - Friday, February 18, 5:30 - 8 p.m.

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student/Faculty/Staff $5 each session
  • Registration Deadline: February 18, noon
  • Physical Exertion: Easy. Skill Level: Beginner
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, Mass.) at 5:30 p.m., returns by 8 p.m.
  • See our Sledding & Winter Fun webpage for more details
  • Update Feb 15: Cancelled due to snow conditions Register Online - Sledding (2 of 3) - Feb. 18 
Students line up and smile near top of mountain with blue sky

feb-20-winter-hikeWinter Hiking Skills - Mt Monadnock, Jaffrey, N.H. - Sunday, February 20

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student / Faculty / Staff - $20
  • Registration Deadline: February 17
  • Physical Exertion: Moderate. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experience necessary; gear, instruction and transportation provided
  • If conditions allow, we will use sleds to slide downhill in some sections!
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, Mass.) at 8 a.m.
  • See our Winter Hiking Skills webpage for more details
  • Register Online - Winter Hiking Skills - Feb. 20
woman sleds down a trail in the woods with a big smile on her face

feb25-sleddingWinter Get-Out: Sledding Series! 3 of 3 - Lowell, Mass. - Friday, February 25, 5:30 - 8 p.m.

A group of students cross-country skiing.

feb26-xcskiCross Country Ski Day Trip - Great Brook State Park, Carlisle, Mass. - Saturday, February 26

MarchMarch 2022

Woman assisting a man who is using a indoor rock climbing wall

mar3-crgIndoor Rock Climbing - Central Rock Gym, Stoneham, Mass. - Thursday, March 3, 5:45-10:30 p.m.

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student / Faculty / Staff - $18
  • Registration Deadline: March 2
  • Physical Exertion: Easy / Moderate. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experience or gear needed! Belay class available at gym
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, Mass.) at 5:45 p.m., returns by 10:30 p.m.
  • See our Indoor climbing webpage for more details
  • Register Online - Indoor Climbing - March 3
Group of students at top of mountain

mar5-12-springbreakSpring Break 2022 Trip - Backpacking North Carolina's Appalachian Trail - March 5-12, 2022

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student / Faculty / Staff - $500 (due in two parts of $250)
  • Registration Deadline: February 24
  • Physical Exertion: Moderate / Strenuous. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experience needed! All gear, transportation and instruction provided!
  • Pre-trip meetings: Monday, Feb. 28 at 5:30 p.m. and Friday, March 4 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Departs the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, Mass.), on Saturday, March 5; returns on Saturday, March 12
  • See our Special Events webpage for more details
  • Register Online - Spring Break 2022 Backpacking trip
Woman assisting a man who is using a indoor rock climbing wall

mar17-crgIndoor Rock Climbing - Central Rock Gym, Stoneham, Mass. - Thursday, March 17, 5:45-10:30 p.m.

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student / Faculty / Staff - $18
  • Registration Deadline: March 15
  • Physical Exertion: Easy / Moderate. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experience or gear needed! Belay class available at gym
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, Mass.) at 5:45 p.m., returns by 10:30 p.m.
  • See our Indoor climbing webpage for more details
  • Register Online - Indoor Climbing - March 17
Woman hikes across a frozen lake backlit by sun

mar19-winterhikeWinter Hiking Skills - Lonesome Lake, Lincoln, N.H. - Saturday, March 19

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student / Faculty / Staff - $20
  • Registration Deadline: March 16
  • Physical Exertion: Moderate. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experience necessary; gear, instruction and transportation provided
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, Mass.) at 8 a.m.
  • See our Winter Hiking Skills webpage for more details
  • Register Online - Winter Hiking Skills - March 19
Woman assisting a man who is using a indoor rock climbing wall

mar24-crgIndoor Rock Climbing - Central Rock Gym, Stoneham, Mass. - Thursday, March 24, 5:45-10:30 p.m.

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student / Faculty / Staff - $18
  • Registration Deadline: March 22
  • Physical Exertion: Easy / Moderate. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experience or gear needed! Belay class available at gym
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, Mass.) at 5:45 p.m., returns by 10:30 p.m.
  • See our Indoor climbing webpage for more details
  • Register Online - Indoor Climbing - March 24
four hikers smile while standing on an snowy patch near a mountain summit Image by Alex Antonellis

Winter Hiking Skills - Mt Monadnock, N.H. - Saturday, March 26

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student / Faculty / Staff - $20
  • UPDATED Registration Deadline: March 24
  • Physical Exertion: Moderate. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experience necessary; gear, instruction and transportation provided
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, Mass.) at 8 a.m.
  • See our Winter Hiking Skills webpage for more details
  • Register Online - Winter Hiking Skills - March 26
Rider About to Crash on Mountain Bike

mar26-27-wfaWilderness First Aid presented by SOLO Schools - Lowell, Mass. - March 26-27

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student / Faculty / Staff - $155, Public $180 + optional $40 CPR + optional $30 lodging
  • Registration Deadline: March 20
  • Physical Exertion: Easy. Skill Level: Beginner
  • Trip meets at the Campus Recreation Center (322 Aiken Ave., Lowell, Mass.) at 8 a.m. and ends approximately 5 p.m. both days (optional CPR Saturday, March 26 evening)
  • See our Instructional Workshops webpage for more details and to register
trail in a wooded forest Image by Alltrails

mar28-trailrunLocal Trail Running Series 1 of 3 - Lowell, Mass. - Monday, March 28, 5:30-7 p.m.

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student / Faculty / Staff - $5 each session
  • Registration Deadline: March 28, noon
  • Physical Exertion: Moderate. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experience needed. Bring your own running shoes (no specific style needed)
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, Mass.) at 5:30 p.m., returns by 7 p.m.
  • See our Trail Running page for more details
  • Register Online - Intro to Trail Running Series Event 1 - March 28

AprilApril 2022

apr2-winterhikeWinter/Early Spring Hiking Skills - Mt Kearsarge, Wilmot, N.H. - Saturday, April 2

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student / Faculty / Staff - $20
  • EXTENDED Registration Deadline: April 8
  • Physical Exertion: Moderate. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experience necessary; gear, instruction and transportation provided
  • If conditions allow, we will use sleds to slide downhill in some sections!
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, MA) at 8 a.m.
  • See our Winter Hiking Skills webpage for more details
  • Register Online - Winter Hiking Skills - April 2

apr3-rockclimbOutdoor Rock Climbing & Crag Clean-up - Den Rock, Lawrence, Mass. - Sunday, April 3

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student / Faculty / Staff - $20
  • EXTENDED Registration Deadline: April 1
  • Physical Exertion: Easy/Moderate. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experience necessary; gear, instruction and transportation provided
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, MA) at 8 a.m.
  • See our Rock Climbing webpage for more details
  • Register Online - Rock Climbing - April 3
Woman assisting a man who is using a indoor rock climbing wall

apr7-crgIndoor Rock Climbing - Central Rock Gym, Stoneham, Mass. - Thursday, April 7, 5:45-10:30 p.m.

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student / Faculty / Staff - $18
  • Registration Deadline: April 5
  • Physical Exertion: Easy / Moderate. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experience or gear needed! Belay class available at gym
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, MA) at 5:45 p.m., returns by 10:30 p.m.
  • See our Indoor climbing webpage for more details
  • Register Online - Indoor Climbing - April 7
Bikers line up ready to start peddling

apr9-bikingBicycle Joy Ride! - Bruce Freeman Rail Trail, Lowell, Mass. - Saturday, April 9

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student / Faculty / Staff - $20
  • Registration Deadline: April 7
  • Physical Exertion: Easy/Moderate. Skill Level: Beginner
  • Bicycles provided - no need to have your own! Biking ability is required, but limited experience with biking distances is totally fine! Gear, instruction and transportation provided
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, MA) at 10 a.m.
  • See our Bike Touring webpage for more details
  • Register Online - Bike Touring - April 9
Aerial view of trail between ocean and wetland Image by Michael Salib

apr10-hikeWellness Day Hike - Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Newburyport, Mass. - Sunday, April 10

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student / Faculty / Staff - Pay what you can: $20, $15, $10, $5 or free!
  • Registration Deadline: April 7
  • Physical Exertion: Easy/Moderate. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experience necessary; gear, instruction and transportation provided
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, MA) at 8 a.m.
  • See our Hiking webpage for more details
  • Register Online - Wellness Day Hike - April 10
three people run on a trail in the woods

apr11-trailrunLocal Trail Running Series, 2 of 3 - Lowell, Mass. - Monday, April 11, 5:30-7 p.m.

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student / Faculty / Staff $5 each session
  • Registration Deadline: April 11, noon
  • Physical Exertion: Moderate. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experience needed. Bring your own running shoes (no specific style needed)
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, MA) at 5:30 p.m., returns by 7 p.m.
  • See our Trail Running page for more details
  • Register Online - Intro to Trail Running Series Event 2 - April 11
several people smiling and paddling on a river

apr16-paddlingMerrimack River Paddling - Lowell, Mass. - Saturday, April 16

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student / Faculty / Staff $20
  • Registration Deadline: April 14
  • Physical Exertion: Moderate. Skill Level: Beginner 
  • We will shuttle upriver from the boathouse and paddle back down the easy calm stretch of water. No experience needed. Gear, transportation and instruction provided. 
  • Meets at the Bellegarde Boathouse (500 Pawtucket Dr., Lowell, MA) at 10 a.m.
  • Register Online - Merrimack River Paddling - April 16
Cyclists Lined up Showing Off their Lights at Night

apr17-marathonMidnight Marathon Bike Ride - Hopkinton to Boston, Mass. - Sunday-Monday, April 17-18

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student / Faculty / Staff - $20
  • Registration Deadline: April 14
  • Physical Exertion: Moderate / Vigorous. Skill Level: Beginner
  • Bicycles provided! Biking ability is required, but limited or no experience with biking long distance is totally fine! Gear, instruction and transportation provided
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, MA) at 9 p.m. on April 17, returns early morning of April 18
  • See our Bike Touring webpage for more details
  • Register Online - Midnight Marathon Bike Ride - April 17-18
Woman rock climbing outdoors on ropes and wearing a helmet

apr23-rockclimbEarth Day Rock Climbing - Red Rocks, Gloucester, Mass. - Saturday, April 23

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student / Faculty / Staff - $20
  • Registration Deadline: April 20
  • Physical Exertion: Easy/Moderate. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experience necessary; gear, instruction and transportation provided
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, MA) at 8 a.m.
  • See our Rock Climbing webpage for more details
  • Register Online - Rock Climbing - April 23
A woman smiling, lying on her surf board, in the middle of a small wave.

apr24-surfingSurfing Day Trip - Narragansett, R.I. - Sunday, April 24

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student / Faculty / Staff - $40
  • Registration Deadline: April 20
  • Physical Exertion: Moderate/Vigorous. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experience necessary; gear, instruction and transportation provided
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, MA) at 7 a.m.
  • See our Surfing webpage for more details.
  • Register Online - Surfing Day Trip - April 24
three people run on a trail in the woods

Local Trail Running Series, 3 of 3 - Lowell, Mass. - Monday, April 25, 5:30-7 p.m.

  • Cost: UMass Lowell Student / Faculty / Staff - $5 each session
  • Registration Deadline: April 25, noon
  • Physical Exertion: Moderate. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No experience needed. Bring your own running shoes (no specific style needed)
  • Meets at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop (5 Lawrence Dr., Lowell, MA) at 5:30 p.m., returns by 7 p.m.
  • See our Trail Running page for more details.
  • Register Online - Intro to Trail Running Series Event 3 - April 25

May 2022May

Kayaker Passing by Mills in Downtown Lowell

may10-seniorsSenior Celebration - Get Outdoors Day! - Lowell, Mass. - Tuesday, May 10

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New!

Summer Canoe Trip - St Regis Canoe Area, Adirondacks, N.Y. - June 26-30, 2022

  • Summer canoe trip open for current or just-graduated UML students!!
  • Cost: $375, includes all gear, food, instruction, and transportation!
  • Registration Deadline: June 5
  • Physical Exertion: Moderate. Skill Level: Beginner
  • No canoeing or camping experience needed!
  • See our Special Events webpage for more details and to register