If you’re looking for a high-adventure whitewater raft trip close to Greater Boston, the Concord River is the place to raft this April and May. Please join us for a special press day on the river scheduled for Friday, April 5th at 11 am! Special guests include environmental hero, Marion Stoddart and Lisa Wong, Mayor of Fitchburg.

The Concord River trip is an unexpected whitewater gem that plunges over three major class III-IV rapids – Twisted Sister, Three Beauties, and Middlesex Dam.  We run this section twice on each Concord River rafting trip which concludes with passage through a 1850s lock chamber that brings you right into the center of Lowell, Massachusetts.

The trip includes passage by Centennial Island, the location of the famed West End Gym (also known as Ramalho’s) where Micky Ward trained and The Fighter was filmed.  Trips are run by Zoar Outdoor in conjunction the Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust on weekends during the months of April and May.  Zoar Outdoor has been running commercial raft trips on the Deerfield River in western, Massachusetts since 1989 and offers a variety of other adventure trips.  LP&CT has been running rafting and kayaking trips on the Concord since 1991.

A portion of Concord River whitewater rafting proceeds will support the work of the Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust to protect land along the Concord River, including the establishment of the Concord River Greenway Park (CRG). As a multi-use trail, the CRG will provide greater public access to Lowell’s “hidden jewel”, the Concord River. The northern and southern ends of the trail are now complete, including public art installations, multi-lingual wayside historic signage, and a new outdoor classroom.  A $500,000 PARC grant from the state’s Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs was recently awarded to the city to continue construction of the CRG.

 

Please join us for an exciting experience on the Concord River – right in your backyard!  Visit LP&CT at www.lowelllandtrust.org or

call (978) 934-0030 for more details.