Open to the Public!

Welcome to the UMass Lowell Kayak Center!

The UMass Lowell (UML) Kayak Center is open in the summer to the public as well as the UML university community. We offer rentals, instruction, tours and fun at the UMass Lowell Kayak Center. Come on by! Here is what 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.
  2. Group tours 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.
  4. Season & monthly passes A great way to regularly enjoy the river!

All rentals and tours come with gear and instruction. Bring these recommended items with you, including your credit card and ID, sunglasses, water, and a snack. To learn more about bringing children, pets, your own boat, and to read over our other policies, please check out our Plan Your Visit page. Access to restrooms available.

To book a trip or request more information, you may contact the Kayak Center:


Please complete these forms online:

If you would like to receive Kayak Center updates, please register online for our general interest group.

2024 Summer and Fall Hours

Summer: June 13 - September 1, 2024

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

Summer Holidays & Special Dates

  • June 23, 2024, Sunday: closed due to a regatta on the river (but come on down to watch from shore!)
  • July 4, 2024, Thursday - Independence Day: full hours: Noon - 8 p.m.

Fall: September 2 - 28, 2024

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

Fall Holiday and Special Hours

  • September 2, 2024 - Monday, Labor Day: Closed

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