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Rock Climbing on Southern Sandstone

Spring Break Rock Climbing, Hiking and Hot Springs - Red River Gorge, KY, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN, Hot Springs, NC - March 7-14

Kayaker Passing by Mills in Downtown Lowell

125 Miles of Lowell - A Celebration of UMass Lowell and Lowell, Mass. Through Human Powered Adventure! - April 24-26, 2020

The UMass Lowell Outdoor Adventure Program will run a weekend of programs that celebrate UMass Lowell and Lowell by traveling 125 Miles via human powered means!The programs will highlight the history of the university and city as well as our current and potential outdoor recreation resources and the organizations who maintain them. The weekend of adventure activities may be done individually or as all together to achieve 125 Miles of Lowell.

Friday April 24

  • Mountain Biking - Lowell, Dracut, Tyngsboro State Forest - UMass Lowell FREE with own bike, $10 w/Rental
  • Urban Hike - Downtown Lowell - FREE

Saturday April 25

  • Kayaking - Tyngsboro to Lowell - UMass Lowell $12.50 / Guest $45
  • Bike Touring - Bruce Freeman Trail and Great Brook -UMass Lowell FREE with own bike, $10 with Rental
  • Kayaking - Lowell to Lawrence -UMass Lowell $12.50 / Guest $45

Sunday April 26

  • Whitewater Rafting - Concord River - UMass Lowell $65 / Guest $85
  • Bike Touring - Lowell Perimeter Ride -UMass Lowell FREE with own bike, $10 with Rental

Learn more on our 125 Miles of Lowell webpage.

Indoor Rock Climbing Gym

SPRING 2020 TRIPS AND EVENTS

JANUARY

Indoor Rock Climbing- Central Rock Gym Stoneham, Mass. - January 30, 6-10 p.m.

  • Cost: UMass Lowell $10, Guest $20
  • Registration Deadline January 30, Noon
  • Trip Details
Woman Ice Climbing Swinging an Axe

FEBRUARY

Ice Climbing with International Mountain Climbing School - North Conway, N.H. - February 8, 5 a.m.

Hiker Looking at Frozen Mountain Lake

Winter Hiking Skills - Belknap Range, Alton, N.H. - February 9, 8 a.m.

  • Cost: UMass Lowell $15, Guest $30
  • Registration Deadline January 30, Noon
Indoor Rock Climbing Gym

Indoor Rock Climbing- Central Rock Gym Stoneham, Mass. - February 13, 6-10 p.m.

  • Cost: UMass Lowell $10, Guest $20
  • Registration Deadline February 12, Noon
  • Trip Details
Happy Group of Cross Country Skiers

Cross Country Skiing - Jackson, N.H.- February 15, 6 a.m.

  • Cost: UMass Lowell $40, Guest $85
  • Registration Deadline February 12, Noon
  • Trip Details
Two Women at a Daytime Campfire in the Snow

Wellness Day Hike - Arethusa Falls Trail, White Mountains, Livermore, N.H. - February 16, 8 a.m.

  • UMass Lowell: pay what you can: $15 - FREE, Guest $30
  • Registration Deadline February 12, Noon
  • Trip Details
Hiker Pointing to Mountain Summit in Winter

Winter Hiking Skills - Mount Monadnock, Jaffrey, N.H. - February 22, 8 a.m.

  • Cost: UMass Lowell $15, Guest $30
  • Registration Deadline February 20, Noon
  • Trip Details
Skiers and Snowboards Looking Down the Slope

Downhill Skiing - Crotched Mountain, Bennington, N.H. - February 23, 7 a.m.

  • Cost: UMass Lowell $40*, Guest $60* *Rentals and Lessons $20 additional each
  • Registration Deadline February 20, Noon
Indoor Rock Climbing Gym

Indoor Rock Climbing- Central Rock Gym Stoneham, Mass. - February 27, 6-10 p.m.

  • Cost: UMass Lowell $10, Guest $20
  • Registration Deadline February 27, Noon
  • Trip Details
Rock Climbing on Southern Sandstone

MARCH

Spring Break Rock Climbing, Hiking and Hot Springs - Red River Gorge, KY, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN, Hot Springs, NC - March 7-14

  • Cost: UMass Lowell $375, Guest $575*, $150 Deposit
  • WAIT LISTED
  • Registration Deadline February 14, Noon
  • Trip Details
Happy Group of Cross Country Skiers

Cross Country Skiing - Jackson, N.H. - March 21, 6 a.m. - CANCELLED

  • Cost: UMass Lowell $40, Guest $85
  • Registration Deadline March 19, Noon
  • Trip Details
Winter scene featuring dramatic icicles cascading down a snowy slope with trees intermixed

Winter Day Hike - Coppermine Trail to Bridal Veil Falls Franconia, N.H. - March 22, 8 a.m. - CANCELLED

  • Cost: UMass Lowell $15, Guest $30
  • Registration Deadline March 19, Noon
  • Trip Details
Indoor Rock Climbing Gym

Indoor Rock Climbing- Central Rock Gym Stoneham, Mass. - March 26, 6-10 p.m. - CANCELLED

  • Cost: UMass Lowell $10, Guest $20
  • Registration Deadline March 26, Noon
  • Trip Details
Rider About to Crash on Mountain Bike

Wilderness First Aid by SOLO - Lowell, Mass. - March 28 & 29, 8 a.m. - CANCELLED

  • Cost: UMass Lowell $175, Public $225*
  • Registration Deadline March 26, Noon
  • Program Details
Group of 4 on a Bike Tour!

APRIL

Bike Touring - Nashua River Rail Trail, Pepperell, Mass. - April 5, 10 a.m. - CANCELLED

  • Cost: UMass Lowell $10/$0 with own bike, Guest $30/$10 with own bike
  • Registration Deadline April 3, Noon
  • Trip Details
Stoked Climber at the Top of a Cliff

Rock Climbing - Red Rocks Park, Gloucester, Mass. - April 11, 8 a.m. - CANCELLED

  • Cost: UMass Lowell $15, Guest $30
  • Registration Deadline April 9, Noon
  • Trip Details
Young Woman Catching a Wave at Sunset

Surfing with Peter Pan Surf and SUP Academy - Naragansett, RI - April 18, 8 a.m. - CANCELLED

  • Cost: UMass Lowell $30 Guest $50
  • Registration Deadline April 16, Noon
  • Trip Details
Cyclists Lined up Showing Off their Lights at Night

Midnight Marathon Bike Ride - Hopkinton to Boston, Mass. - April 19, 9 p.m. to April 20, ~5 a.m. - CANCELLED

  • Cost: UMass Lowell $10/$5 with own bike, Guest $30
  • Registration Deadline April 16, Noon
  • Trip Details
Kayaker Passing by Mills in Downtown Lowell

125 Miles of Lowell - A Celebration of UMass Lowell and Lowell, Mass. through Human Powered Adventure! - April 24-26, 2020 - CANCELLED

The UMass Lowell Outdoor Adventure Program will run a weekend of programs that celebrate UMass Lowell and Lowell by traveling 125 Miles via human powered means! The programs will highlight the history of the university and city as well as our current and potential outdoor recreation resources and the organizations who maintain them. The weekend of adventure activities may be done individually or as all together to achieve 125 Miles of Lowell.

Friday April 24

  • Mountain Biking - Lowell Dracut Tyngsboro State Forest - UMass Lowell FREE with own bike, $10 w/Rental
  • Urban Hike - Downtown Lowell - FREE

Saturday April 25

  • Kayaking - Tyngsboro to Lowell - UMass Lowell $12.50/ Guest $45
  • Bike Touring - Bruce Freeman Trail and Great Brook - UMass Lowell FREE with own bike, $10 w/Rental
  • Kayaking - Lowell to Lawrence - UMass Lowell $12.50/ Guest $45

Sunday April 26

  • Whitewater Rafting - Concord River - UMass Lowell $65 / Guest $85
  • Bike Touring - Lowell Perimeter Ride - UMass Lowell FREE with own bike, $10 w/Rental

Get more details on our 125 Miles of Lowell webpage.

FALL 2019 TRIPS AND EVENTS

TripDatesLocationAbility LevelCostRegistrationDeadline
Mount Wachusett Day HikingDecember 7, 8 a.m.Princeton, Mass.Beginner / Moderate;$10 UMass Lowell
$20 Guest
Register OnlineDecember 6, Noon
Mountain Biking Groton Town ForestDecember 8, 10 a.m.Groton, Mass.Beginner / Moderate;$10 UMass Lowell, $5 with own bike
$30 Guest
Register OnlineDecember 6, Noon
Winter Break Sea Kayaking FloridaDecember 28 - January 6*10,000 Islands / Everglades, Fla.Beginner / Moderate to Strenuous$375 UMass Lowell
$575 Guest*
Register OnlineDeadline & Pre-trip Meetings:
See the details link
Wilderness First Responder Presented by SOLOJanuary 11-18, 9 a.m.Lowell, Mass.N/A$550 UMass Lowell
$625 Public
Register OnlineJanuary 10, Noon
Sea Kayaking at Sunset

Winter Break - Sea Kayaking

10,000 Islands and Everglades National Park, Florida

December 28*, 2019 - January 6*, 2020

$375 UMass Lowell, $575 Guest + Travel, $200 Deposit

Trip Details

Register Online - Deadline November 29, 2019

Custom Group Paddle Tour Picture

SUMMER 2020 TRIPS

Campus Recreation runs summer Outdoor Adventure trips every year in June and July. Check back soon for this year's details.

The Kayak Center is open June through August.