Open to the Public!

Welcome to the UMass Lowell Kayak Center!

The UMass Lowell (UML) Kayak Center is happy to be open to the public as well as the UML community! We offer:

  1. Kayak, Canoe, or SUP rentals: Available during our open hours by walk-up or reservation! On-land instruction provided to everyone. Beginners welcome! Or, use our upstream shuttle service which includes rentals. We also offer season & monthly passes as a great way to regularly enjoy the river!
  2. Group tours or classes with a guide: Join our regular sunset paddle tours, or join an instructional tour in either our Kayak Basics class or Intro to Kayaking class.
  3. Custom guided group tours are available for you and your family, friends or colleagues! All available with a reservation.

Paddle on down!

We are open to the public as well as the UML community all summer and for limited fall hours. We offer rentals, instruction, tours and fun!

Rental Costs

Rental TypeDuration and Cost
Single Kayak or SUP1 hour: $203 hours: $30Full Day (including off-site): $45Weekend (3 days off-site): $120
Tandem Kayak or Canoe1 hour: $353 hours: $45Full Day (including off-site): $65Weekend (3 days off-site): $175


Waivers are required for all participants.


Rentals Online Payments may be made in person or in advance. If you know your specific charge, you may register and pay in advance of arrival.


Request your paddling experience with us by form, phone or email!

2024 Summer and Fall Hours

Summer: June 13 - September 1, 2024

  • Saturday - Sunday: 1-8 p.m.
  • Monday, Thursday and Friday: 3-8 p.m.
  • Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Fall: September 2 - 28, 2024

  • Saturdays only: 1-6 p.m.
  • Sundays and Weekdays: Closed

Holidays and Special Hours

  • July 4, 2024, Thursday - Independence Day: 1-8 p.m.
  • September 2, 2024 - Monday, Labor Day: Closed

Location and Contact

Upcoming Programs