Focus Area Guide

Lowell Waterways focuses on five special areas. Click on each to learn about their history, uses, and nearby attractions:

Merrimack River

The Mile of Mills Merrimack Riverwalk extends under two architectural gems: the Ouellette and Cox Bridges

Lower Locks

The Pawtucket and Eastern Canals meet with the Concord River at dramatic waterfalls in the heart of Downtown Lowell

Hamilton Canal Innovation District

The confluence of the Hamilton, Merrimack, and Pawtucket Canals in Lowell’s newest neighborhood

Lucy Larcom Park

The historic park designed by the Olmsted Associates is home to an art walk along the Merrimack Canal

Ecumenical Plaza

The gathering spot in the neighborhood immigrants have been calling home for nearly 200 years between St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral