Local Outdoor Recreation

We have put together a list of some of the outdoor recreation resources local to Lowell, Mass. in order to and highlight the wonderful natural spaces surrounding us and enable the university community to get out on their own! 

COVID-19 related Massachusetts Outdoor Recreation Guidance:

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Guidance

Walking distance from campus:

Additional resources within approximately 10 miles of UMass Lowell Campus organized by activity:

Local Resources

Happy Hiking Group Posing on a Trail


Biking on a Local Dirt Road


Mountain biking at Lowell Dracut Tyngsboro State Forest - Rider looking small among big stones

Mountain Biking

Kayaking on the Merrimack River at Sunset


Merrimack River

Merrimack River Outfitters: 

Nashua River

Nashua River Outfitters:

Concord River

Concord River Whitewater 

Concord River Outfitters: 

Two climbers top roping and belayers below.

Rock Climbing