Lowell Walks this Saturday

Concord River

Concord River Greenway Walk

This Saturday is the final Lowell Walk of 2016. It will be led by Jane Calvin, the Executive Director of Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust, and it will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 15 2016, at the Lawrence Street gate of Lowell Cemetery. Park inside the cemetery and gather at the gate for the start of the tour.

The tour will cover the section of the Concord River Greenway that begins at Lawrence Street, reviewing the rich history of that part of Lowell. The walk will continue onto Centennial Island where you will see where portions of the movie, The Fighter, were filmed and the hydro station at the northern end of the island.

The walk will take approximately 90 minutes and will take place rain or shine. Fortunately, the current forecast is mostly sunny with temperatures in the 50s.

DIY History Trail

DIY Lowell Pop Up Trail Party – Friday (October 14, 2016)

Another history event this weekend takes place on Friday night. The DIY Team will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center to take down this year’s DIY Pop-Up history trail. Then at 7:30, there will be an after-party at Greenspoon Restaurant at 108 Merrimack Street. At Greenspoon, the DIY-ers will review the highlights and challenges from 2016, and begin planning for 2017. Everyone is invited. If you like history, urbanism, or community, you should attend.