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Lowell Canal Heritage

photo: Western Canal in Lowell. Photo by Bernie Ongewe wiki.

Length: 2.60 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Urban Trail
Agency: National Park Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

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Location: In downtown Lowell follows canal shorelines from NPS visitor center at the Mack Building.
State(s): Massachusetts
Counties:
Longitude: -71.31403
Latitude: 42.64362

Driving Directions

The NRT is being subsumed by the Canalway Trail project (5.6 miles). NRT is between School Street and Western Canal. Located in central Lowell.

Description

The historical setting (Industrial Revolution) makes it a very interesting cultural, historical walk past old mills, boarding houses, sites, museums, exhibits.

Additional Details

Width: 48 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1981

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: NPS Lowell National Historic Park
Website: NPS Lowell Canal System Article

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Ted Davies
Facilities Manager
Lowell National Historic Park
171 Merrimack St.
Lowell , MA 1853
(508) 275-1700

 

Photos

Streetcar in Lowell National Historic Park. Photo by David Wilson wiki.

Streetcar in Lowell National Historic Park. Photo by David Wilson wiki.

The Great Gate at entrance of Pawtucket Canal. Photo by Daderot wiki.

The Great Gate at entrance of Pawtucket Canal. Photo by Daderot wiki.

 

Lowell Canals. Photo by Bernie Ongewe.

Lowell Canals. Photo by Bernie Ongewe.

Western Canal in Lowell. Photo by Bernie Ongewe wiki.

Western Canal in Lowell. Photo by Bernie Ongewe wiki.

 

Lowell canal boat tour. Photo by Jlpapple wiki.

Lowell canal boat tour. Photo by Jlpapple wiki.

Pawtucket Canal at Central St. Photo by John Phelan wiki.

Pawtucket Canal at Central St. Photo by John Phelan wiki.

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