The Merrimack: Lowell’s Lifeline and Legacy

October 11, 2023 @ 1:00 pm

Throughout Lowell’s history, the Merrimack has been the city’s most vital resource – a source of food, transportation, communication, recreation, millpower, and drinking water. Join John Macone of the Merrimack River Watershed Council as we explore Lowell’s riverfront, learn about the river’s past, its current condition, and the hopes and challenges for its future.

Host: Merrimack River Watershed Council

Location: Start at the Textile Memorial river overlook park, located in the vicinity of 189 Pawtucket Street, and we’ll proceed for about a mile and a half along the Merrimack River riverwalk, then back to the Textile Memorial park.

Rain date will be Thursday, October 12, at 1 pm

Register here: RSVP

Contact: John Macone via email at

This event is being promoted as part of the 2023 Lowell City of Learning Festival, which is a project under the fiscal sponsorship of the Greater Lowell Community Foundation.






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