Future Trips Survey

Have a say in our future trips! Fill out the Outdoor Adventure Program Feedback survey!

Spring 2022 Trips & Events

By Month:


Click on the links listed by date under each activity to get more information and to register.

Spring Semester

Featured Activities:

Winter:

Spring:

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

a pond surrounded by trees and green reflects clouds in the sky

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

Future and Past Trips

Future Trips

Do you have opinions on what trips you would like to see in the future? Please fill out our quick survey:

Outdoor Adventure Program Feedback survey

Archived Trips

Please visit our Archived Trips webpage for a taste of recent trips that are already completed.

Contact Us

Contact Kate Ford, Outdoor Programs Coordinator, with any questions, concerns, or ideas for fun new trips at kate_ford@uml.edu.

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

Becoming a Trip Leader

Do you see yourself leading awesome adventures for UMass Lowell? Read more at our Becoming a Trip Leader page.