2021-22 Official Merrimack Valley Visitors Guide

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Greater Merrimack Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau merrimackvalley.org 978.459.6150 or 800.215.9805 Facebook.com/GreaterMerrimackValley Twitter: @MerrimackValley Instagram @MerrimackValley

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Welcome!

I would like to extend a warm welcome to our region on behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of the Greater Merrimack Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau. We are proud to have the opportunity to share the Greater Merrimack Valley with visitors from across the nation and the world, and happy that you have chosen to make the Greater Merrimack Valley part of your travel plans. Our region is full of great places to explore, learn about, and enjoy. We look forward to helping to make your stay the best it can be. In Lexington and Concord, you will witness the birth of America firsthand. It was here where the fight for America’s independence began with the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” on April 19, 1775. Minute Man National Historical Park preserves the landscape of this legendary battle and offers visitors a first-hand look of the Battle Road and the path of Paul Revere’s famous midnight ride. You will learn about the city of Lowell’s pivotal role in the American Industrial Revolution, sparked by the 19th Century textile industry that flourished here, its success fueled by the power of the mighty Merrimack and Concord Rivers and the many generations of immigrants who called the city home. The Lowell National Historical Park, with its five miles of mills and canals, interpretive history tours, and the fascinating “Mill Girls and Immigrants Exhibit” pay tribute to the role of factory labor in the building of our nation. Come share the centennial celebration of our National Parks with us. Discover what has inspired great American authors for centuries. Wander the Lowell streets where Beat writer Jack Kerouac once roamed or bask in the tranquil beauty of Concord’s Walden Pond, the inspiration for Henry David Thoreau’s Walden. Tour the home of Louisa May Alcott, the setting and muse for the great American classic, Little Women. Indulge your love for the arts in the midst of the Merrimack Valley’s numerous museums, artist lofts and galleries. Take in a Broadway-style show or lose yourself in any one of our region’s nationally famous festivals. And don’t forget to eat! Our region boasts some of Massachusetts’ best ethnic and fine dining. All of us at the Greater Merrimack Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau are eager to assist you in making your stay here the very best it can be. We hope that our Visitors Guide provides you with insight to all of the wonderful possibilities the Greater Merrimack Valley has to offer visitors. For information, updated daily, including the latest event schedules, visit our website at merrimackvalley.org or call us at 1-800-215-9805.

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Come See Concord’s History in a New Light.

It’s Revolutionary.

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A FALL CELEBRATION OF MUSIC AND ART IN LOWELL

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Directions The Greater Merrimack Valley is easy to get to and easy to explore.

Located just north and west of Boston, the Greater Merrimack Valley is easily accessed by four major highways: Interstate 95, Interstate 93, Interstate 495 and State Route 3.

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Three airports also conveniently service the region: • Logan Airport in Boston • Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, New Hampshire • Hanscom Regional Airport in Bedford, MA Direct commuter rail service is available between Boston and Lowell and Boston and Concord. Airport shuttles as well as regional and local bus services are available throughout the region. Groups Welcome

If you plan group tours or are looking to host a convention or large meeting in the Greater Merrimack Valley, the CVB can help. We offer a range of complimentary services, including assistance with pre-event planning, site visits, accommodations, bid proposals, program assistance, guest programs/ special events, publicity and promotion, destination literature, and local Ambassadors to greet your guests.

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n w o T & s e Citi Just a half-hour drive to the north and west of Boston lies the Greater Merrimack Valley. No matter what the season, the Greater Merrimack Valley has a beauty all its own. The changing seasons add to the vibrancy of the region and with these changes come unmistakable attractions – skiing, biking, fishing, canoeing, white water rafting, strawberry picking, hayrides and concerts under the stars. There is an undeniable spirit in the Greater Merrimack Valley – the same spirit that gave birth to our country.

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Each of our 21 towns and cities has its unique charm. That’s why your getaway in the Valley can be made to order – whether you’re looking for comfortable and cozy, vibrant and active or fun and educational. Whatever kind of getaway you’re looking for, adventure awaits you here.

ACTON

Acton is a suburban community located 25 miles northwest of Boston. The town has retained much of its rural New England character, including its traditional town center and green, fine examples of historic architecture, and its stone walls and treelined country roads. A wide range of retail stores and services, a community theater, various types of commercial recreation and the Children’s Discovery Museum and Science Discovery Museum can all be found in Acton. acton-ma.gov

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2021-2022 VISITOR GUIDE BEDFORD

Bedford, located adjacent to Lexington and Concord, shares an important place in Revolutionary War History and the events of April 19, 1775. Minutemen gathered at the historic Fitch Tavern in Bedford before proceeding to battle in Concord. The original Bedford flag, currently housed in the Bedford public library, is the oldest known flag in the United States and was carried in the famous battle at the North Bridge in Concord. Bedford’s town center is home to an attractive historic district with well-preserved colonial houses, a town common, as well as a vibrant commercial district with many shops and restaurants. In April, each year in Willson Park, Minutemen from around the region re-enact the “Pole Capping”, a practice from Colonial America showing dissatisfaction with the English government. Celebrating the railroad history of the Area, Bedford’s historic Depot Park at the terminus of the popular Minuteman Bikeway features a restored vintage passenger car, and a preserved Railroad Station and Freight House. bedfordma.gov

BILLERICA

Located 20 miles northwest of Boston, Billerica borders Lowell to its south. The remnants of the historic Middlesex Canal are now part of a town renovation project dedicated to bringing back portions of this important waterway that once traversed the town from north to south. Visitors to the Middlesex Canal Museum can discover more about the canal, which was the superhighway of its day. The town is well-known for its Yankee Doodle Homecoming Weekend in September, which celebrates Billerica patriot Thomas Ditson, who is believed to be the subject of the classic American song, “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” The Concord River is a major regional water feature, while the Shawsheen River meanders through the southern part of town. town.billerica.ma.us

BOXBOROUGH

The Town of Boxborough’s rugged, hilly terrain is the result of glacial scouring in its geological past. It is a small upland community with a hill-top town center featuring several Federal period houses. Much of the community retains its historical character. Boxborough has an early agricultural history, which includes apple orchards and dairy farming. boxborough-ma.gov

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The Town of Burlington was formed in 1799 and is sited on the watersheds of the Ipswich, Mystic and Shawsheen Rivers. It is now a suburban industrial town at the junction of the BostonMerrimack corridor, but for most of its history it was almost entirely agricultural, selling hops and rye to Boston breweries. Today visitors enjoy a variety of shopping and dining choices at the Burlington Mall, an upscale shopping center featuring four anchor stores and more than 185 specialty shops. Check out 3rd Ave, a shopping destination unlike any other in New England with distinctive restaurants and unique shops. burlington.org

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The Town of Carlisle offers peaceful residential living within a short ride of Boston. Carlisle maintains a rich tradition of preserving its open spaces and scenic ways, nearly 20 percent of the town’s 15 square miles is dedicated conservation land. The town is the home of the only working cranberry bog in Middlesex County as well as the beautiful Great Brook Farm State Park. carlislema.gov

CHELMSFORD

Much of Chelmsford’s present area was a Praying Town in the mid-1600s, an established preserve for Christianized Indians. It was an agricultural community with dairy farms and orchards as its specialties. Chelmsford today is a suburban community offering country-like charm and atmosphere while providing access to modern infrastructure, educational and cultural opportunities, a mix of retail establishments and restaurants and a stable and prospering business environment. Chelmsford’s historic town Common hosts large celebrations for the Fourth of July and February Winterfest. townofchelmsford.us

CONCORD

Named in 1635, Concord is a historic town west of Boston. Located at the junction of the Concord/Sudbury/Assabet Rivers, Concord was settled by the English as a frontier outpost of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and was the first interior, non-tidal water town in Massachusetts. The community had been the site of seasonal Indian camps because of plentiful runs of shad, salmon and herring. Concord retains many wellpreserved colonial houses, nine of them on or near the Concord Green. In the historic Battle of Concord, which ushered in the Revolutionary War, a column of British infantry was badly mauled by colonists during a 16-mile running battle where 273 British and 95 American soldiers died. Concord has a significant literary history, having been the home to the leaders of the intellectual movements of 19th century America. Louisa May Alcott, Bronson Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne all lived in Concord. Henry David Thoreau wrote his most famous book, “Walden,” at Walden Pond in Concord. The town’s most celebrated event is Patriots Day, a Massachusetts holiday honoring the beginning of the American Revolution, where the first shot fired at North Bridge and the battle along Battle Trail are re-enacted. These and other events take place at Minute Man National Park. concordma.gov

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2021-2022 VISITOR GUIDE DRACUT

The Town of Dracut borders Lowell and southern New Hampshire. In 1653, the community was part of the Wamesit Praying Town, one of the preserves set aside by the colonists for Christianized Indians. Its early economy relied on fishing and milling of lumber, which led to its 19th century industries of paper and cotton textile manufacturing. These mills attracted Irish and French-Canadian immigrants. Some of Dracut’s rural landscapes survive along the state border, as do some handsome historic houses. One of the better known is the 290-year-old Coburn/Cutter House, with massive beams, huge center chimney and fireplaces. The building, dating from about 1700, has served as the site of an annual crafts fair. dracutma.gov

DUNSTABLE

A rural community located on the New Hampshire border, Dunstable retains its New England charm and is the perfect setting for a Sunday drive. Its open fields and pastures recall its past as a farming community, and visitors are charmed by its old country stores. dunstable-ma.gov

LEXINGTON

First Settled in 1642, Lexington proudly preserves its rich colonial past and offers visitors a wealth of cultural opportunities. The events of April 19, 1775 put Lexington forever into the pages of American history as the Birthplace of American Liberty. The confrontation between the Lexington Minute Men and the British Redcoats is re-enacted every April on Patriot’s Day, the third Monday in April. The Liberty Ride, a guided sight-seeing tour, provides an entertaining and educational introduction to the town’s history and sites. Excellent shopping and dining can be found downtown. lexingtonma.gov | tourlexington.us

LINCOLN

The Town of Lincoln is a small suburban town west of Boston. It began as a rural farming community, made up of pieces of land annexed from adjacent towns; hence its nickname was once “Niptown”. Lincoln became a popular site for country estates, of which some have become schools, museums, town buildings and parks. Retention of open space and the protection of its rural character are extremely important to the community. lincolntown.org

LITTLETON

The Town of Littleton lies on the western edge of suburban Boston. Part of the town was once allocated as an Indian preserve known as the Nashoba Indian Praying Town. The settlement of Littleton was delayed until the early 18th century when the intense competition that had occurred over Indian land was abandoned when natives were deported to Deer Island during King Philip’s war. By the 19th century some of the finest apple orchards in the state grew here. The apples supplied town cider mills, which in turn shipped their product to Boston. Cider mills, which also made vinegar, eventually consolidated and expanded to become

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the Very Fine Apple Products Company. The town remains an agricultural community with poultry farms, dairies and orchards. It has preserved several of its 18th century center-chimney houses and unique brick cottages. Littleton’s newest attraction, The Point, is the region’s only mixed-use destination combining shops, restaurants, grocery, a hotel, and entertainment. littletonma.org

LOWELL

The City of Lowell is the fourth largest city in Massachusetts. Its strategic location at the intersections of Interstates 495, 93 and Route 3 provides excellent access to other points in New England. Massachusetts Commuter Rail service also provides an easy 40-minute ride from Lowell to Boston’s North Station. The Lowell National Historical Park was the country’s first urban national park, and a tribute to the Industrial Revolution and textile industry that boomed in New England in the 19th century. The 2,800-seat Lowell Auditorium hosts many of the country’s best performers at affordable prices. The Merrimack Repertory Theater is one of the few self-sustaining repertory theater groups in the northeast. The Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell is host to many fabulous shows and special events. This planned urban community is built along the Merrimack River and its diverse canal system, which provided power to early manufacturers. Today the city is a revitalized urban center with cultural attractions and fine dining including a wealth of ethnic restaurants. Lowell is home to the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Middlesex Community College. lowellma.org | likelowell.com

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The Town of Stow is situated midway between Boston and Worcester and is a small residential community with rural aspects. The town boasts several apple orchards, which are a beautiful sight to behold in spring, and which attract many people in the early fall for apple picking. Stow has a public country club with two award-winning 18-hole golf courses. stow-ma.gov

TEWKSBURY

Tewksbury is a suburban community located on the uplands between the Concord and Merrimack Rivers. Tewksbury was gradually settled by residents of Billerica during the early decades of the 18th century. Notable public sculptures in Tewksbury include the Wamesit Indian Monument set on a granite boulder on Main Street and the Anne Sullivan-Helen Keller Monument also on Main. A bronze sculpture depicting the turning point in Keller’s life is dedicated to Sullivan, a longtime Tewksbury resident. Artist Mico Kaufman created both sculptures. Tewksbury Country Club offers a 9-hole golf course that is open to the public. tewksbury-ma.gov

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2021-2022 VISITOR GUIDE TYNGSBOROUGH

Colonel Jonathan Tyng founded Tyngsborough in 1675. The Tyng Mansion House is one of the oldest homes north of Boston. During the founding period, settlers of Tyngsborough fought a series of small, often bloody, skirmishes with local Indian tribes. Several colonial-era homes in town still have the emergency passageways used during attacks. Tyngsborough is dotted with streams, lakes and great ponds. It is long recognized as the ‘gateway’ to the White Mountains, located only thirty minutes from Boston along the Route 3 corridor. tyngsboroughma.gov

WESTFORD

The Town of Westford is a suburban community with rolling hills, lakes and apple orchards. The area is ideal for biking. Incorporated on September 23, 1729, Westford is home to a beautiful library, a community center, an active recreation department, the Nashoba Valley Ski area and two town beaches located on spring-fed ponds. Westford has a championship 18hole semi-private golf course. Kimball Farm has become a town staple for its family fun activities, delicious food and of course ice cream sundaes. westfordma.gov

WILMINGTON

Wilmington is a suburban town occupying 17.2 square miles of the watershed of the Ipswich River. The Baldwin apple is supposed to have been discovered in Wilmington in the 1790s on Butters Farm. A bronze plaque duly commemorates the discovery. The Middlesex Canal was completed in Wilmington in the early 19th century, and residents were able to ship their produce to market. wilmingtonma.gov

WOBURN

Woburn occupies 13.1 miles of the Fells Upland. It is a small city located in the upper Mystic River Valley. Incorporated in 1642, Woburn became an early manufacturing center, tanning leather and making shoes. Production was large enough that during King Philip’s War town taxes were partially paid in shoes. The smallpox epidemic of 1675 cut deeply into the town’s

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population. The Middlesex Canal from Boston opened here in 1803, and the Boston and Lowell Railroad in 1835. Woburn was an early English settlement and has a notable old burying ground. woburnma.gov This symbol denotes a town is part of Freedoms Way National Heritage Area. freedomsway.org

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MINUTE MAN NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK • CONCORD Minute Man National Historical Park 174 Liberty Street Concord, MA 978.369.6993 https://www.nps.gov/mima/ 174 Liberty Street 978.369.6993 nps.gov/mima/ At Minute Man National Historical Park, the opening battle of the Revolution is brought to life as visitors explore the battlefields and structures associated At Minute Man National Historical Park, the with April 19, 1775 and witness the American revolutionary spirit through the opening battle of the Revolution is brought writings to of the authors. lifeConcord as visitors explore the battlefields and

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LOWELL NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARKPark • LOWELL Lowell National Historical 246 Market Street (free parking at 304 Dutton Street) Lowell, MA 978.970.5000 https://www.nps.gov/lowe/ 246 Market Street (free parking at 304 Dutton Street) 978.970.5000 nps.gov/lowe/ The story of Lowell is a powerful experience within a landscape that has much to offer visitors. Here we tell the stories of innovation in technology and engiDiscover the Continuing Revolution. Lowell’s waterneering and of people who mills came catapulted from faraway lands looking to make a better powered textile the nation – including families and early factory workersfor all life forimmigrant themselves and their families. Lowellfemale offers unique experiences – visitors into anthroughout uncertain Nearly 200 years types of thenew year.industrial What kind ofera. visitor are you? later, the changes that began here still reverberate in ourthe shifting global economy. Explore Lowell,textile a living Discover Continuing Revolution. Lowell’s water-powered mills monument to the dynamic human story of the Industrial catapulted the nation – including immigrant families and early female factory Revolution. workers – into an uncertain new industrial era. Nearly 200 years later, the The story ofhere Lowell is a powerful experience within a changes that began still reverberate in our shifting global economy. landscape thatmonument has much visitors. we Explore Lowell, a living to to theoffer dynamic humanHere story of thetell the stories of innovation in technology and engineering Industrial andRevolution. of people who came from faraway lands looking to make a better life for themselves and their families. Lowell offers unique experiences for all types of visitors throughout the year. What kind of visitor are you?

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LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO? You’re in luck! Whether you love textiles and quilts, are fascinated by American history, or can’t get enough fine arts and culture, we have just the thing for you! With plenty of family friendly attractions, gather the clan and head off for a day of fun. Visit merrimackvalley.org for exhibit and event information.

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The Addison Gallery is home to a world-class collection of American art, with a vital and adventurous exhibitions program. Free and open to the public. Andover Country Club GOLF 60 Canterbury Street 978.475.1263 andovercountryclub.com

The Andover Country Club is an elegant, luxury, family oriented golf and country club with strong ties to tradition and history. As the premier club in Andover, Massachusetts, Andover Country Club provides a meticulously manicured championship golf course for members and guests, a private pool and tennis club, an elegant fine dining restaurant and lounge, and 24 overnight hotel accommodations open to the public.

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Discovery Museum

Bedford Depot Park

MUSEUMS 177 Main Street (Route 27) 978.264.4200 discoveryacton.org

HISTORIC SITES 120 South Road (781) 275-4880 bedforddepot.org

Discovery Museum is a handson museum for families that blends science, nature, and play. The museum and its Discovery Woods outdoor nature playscape and 550-square foot treehouse are accessible and blend the best of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) learning on a beautiful campus in Acton, MA.

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Addison Gallery of American Art GALLERIES & EXHIBITIONS Phillips Academy 180 Main Street 978.749.4015 addisongallery.org

Bedford’s Depot Park is a National Register Historic Landmark, located at the Bedford terminus of the popular Minuteman Bikeway with facilities for pedestrians and cyclists in a surrounding that recalls the railroad history of the corridor. There is a visitor’s center as well as an attractive outdoor seating area for bicyclists and pedestrians. The Depot Park is also the location of the 1870s Railroad Station and Freight House buildings. Visitors can enter the vintage Boston & Maine Railroad passenger car now on display alongside the Freight House.

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2021-2022 VISITOR GUIDE Bedford Job Lane House

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HISTORIC SITES 295 North Road (Route 4) 781-275-5643 joblanehouse.org

Great Brook Farm State Park

The Job Lane House is one of Bedford’s colonial treasures. Built around 1713 by one of Bedford’s founding families, it has been beautifully restored. Guides in colonial dress give tours. Tours are held the 2nd and 4th Sundays, May to October, 2-4 PM.

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950-acre park with 20+ miles of hiking trails, open meadows and scenic ponds. Cross-country skiing, fishing, canoeing and picnicking with opportunities abound. Also a working dairy farm with a seasonal ice cream stand.

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Altitude Trampoline Park

Chelmsford Center For The Arts

AERIAL SPORTS 700 Boston Road 978.663.5867 altitudeparkma.com

One of the LARGEST indoor trampoline parks offering 15,000 square feet of interconnected wallto-wall trampolines and FUN activities. We have dodgeball courts, tumble tracks, basketball dunk lanes, rock climbing walls, battle beam, foam pit and large open JUMP area. We host birthday parties, corporate events, youth groups, schools/ fundraisers, toddler time & summer FUN programs. Visit us at 700 Boston Road, Billerica. Call 978-663-JUMP. Yankee Doodle Mostly FAIRS & FESTIVALS Homecoming Weekend Billerica / September

This town-wide festival celebrates Billerica patriot Thomas Ditson, who is believed to be referred to in the classic American song, “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” The weekend features Colonial musters, military re-enactments, and a bike and dolly parade. Mostly

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PARKS & NATURE 165 North Road 978.369.6312 mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/ region-north/great-brook-farm-state.html

GALLERIES & EXHIBITIONS 1A North Road 978-250-3780 chelmsfordarts.com

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and located in historic Town Hall is Chelmsford’s only public art institution and is the home to the Artists-inResidence Studios, as well as several arts organizations. Host your next event at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts at the old Town Hall. 4Th of July Parade FAIRS & FESTIVALS Chelmsford / July townofchelmsford.us

One of Massachusetts premiere parades filled with local traditions takes place in Chelmsford on the Fourth of July. Come celebrate our nation’s independence as marching bands and floats make their way through town. Mostly .

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Minute Man National Historical Park NATIONAL PARKS 174 Liberty Street 978.369.6993 nps.gov/mima

The American Revolution began here in 1775. Sites include North Bridge, site of “the shot heard round the world” and the five-mile Battle Road Trail. North Bridge NATIONAL PARKS (Minute Man National Historical Park) Monument Street nps.gov/mima

The Minute Man statue, grave of British soldiers and monuments mark “the shot heard round the world.” North Bridge Visitor Center VISITOR CENTERS (Minute Man National Historical Park) 174 Liberty Street 978.369.6993 nps.gov/mima

Information, ranger programs and museum store. Exhibits include the historic ‘Hancock’ cannon. Open daily. No admission fee. Town of Concord Visitors Center VISITOR CENTERS 58 Main Street 978.318.3100 concordrec.com

The Concord Visitor’s Center, located in historic downtown Concord, MA, is the first stop for information to make your day trip or extended stay a success.

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery HISTORIC SITES 34 Bedford Street 978.318.3233 nps.gov/places/sleepy-hollow-cemetery. htm

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Stroll through the resting place of renowned members of America’s literary community. Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, the Alcott’s, Margaret Sidney and Daniel Chester French are among those interred in Sleepy Hollow. The Old Manse HISTORIC SITES 269 Monument Street 978.369.3909 thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/greaterboston/old-manse.html

Visit the Old Manse, one of America’s most important historic houses, to be inspired by the men and women who urged Concord’s residents to stand up to the British, inspired Americans to be themselves, and invented American literature. The Wayside HISTORIC SITES (Minute Man National Historical Park) 455 Lexington Road 978.318.7863 nps.gov/mima/learn/historyculture/ thewayside.htm

Home of the Alcott’s, Nathaniel Hawthorne (the only house he ever owned), and Margaret Sidney. Thoreau Farm: Birthplace of Henry David Thoreau HISTORIC SITES 341 Virginia Road 978.451.0300 thoreaufarm.org

Visit the farmhouse where Thoreau was born. Explore Thoreau’s life and work. Open Saturday and Sunday, May through October. Tours at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

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2021-2022 VISITOR GUIDE Thoreau’s Path On Brister’s Hill HISTORIC SITES Rte 2 and Walden Street walden.or

A one-mile, self-guided interpretive trail in historic Walden Woods honoring Henry David Thoreau. Free, open year-round. Dogs must be leashed. Parking at Walden Pond State Reservation. Concord Museum MUSEUMS Cambridge Turnpike at Lexington Road 978.369.9763 concordmuseum.org

The Concord Museum brings Concord’s remarkable story to life through a distinguished collection of American treasures including the famous “one, if by land” Revere lantern, Revolutionary War artifacts, the desk on which Thoreau wrote “Walden,” and Emerson’s Study. The engaging exhibitions present intriguing ideas relevant today: concepts of liberty, self-reliance, independent thinking, and environmental preservation. A visit to the Concord Museum provides an inspiring gateway to this famous community. Changing exhibitions; museum shop; open year-round; admission charged; wheelchair accessible; functions and group tours welcome. Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House MUSEUMS 399 Lexington Road 978.369.4118 louisamayalcott.org

The circa 1690 home where Louisa May Alcott and her family lived for twenty years is considered a true pilgrimage site as the beloved classic, Little Women, was written

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and set here in 1868. A visit here reveals much more: the Alcotts were complex, caring individuals desirous of making a real difference in their challenging world. Their messages of hope, love, and courage still resonate in highly personal ways, making for unique and unforgettable visit experiences. Guided tours, educational programs, living history events, teacher workshops, and changing exhibitions available; Museum Store on premises. Admission charged; large groups by reservation only. Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge PARKS & NATURE Monsen Road 978.443.4661 fws.gov/refuge/great_meadows/

Walking trails and wildlife observation trails. Pets are not allowed. No admission fee. Walden Pond State Reservation PARKS & NATURE 915 Walden Street 978.369.3254 mass.gov/locations/walden-pond-statereservation

Interpretive programs, hiking, fishing, non-motorized boating, snowshoeing and swimming. Daily parking fee MA vehicles $8, non-MA $15. No pets. To conserve Walden Pond, DCR must limit visitation. Once the parking area fills up, the park is required to close to all incoming visitors for several hours. Before you come call 978.369.3254 or check twitter @waldenpondstate.

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FAIRS & FESTIVALS 58 Main Street 978.318.3061 middlesexjazzfest.org/

A FREE outdoor jazz festival open to the public, led by the Concord Recreation Center featuring four 20-piece Big Bands and five smaller Jazz Ensembles. Patriots Day Celebrations Some FAIRS & FESTIVALS Lexington & Concord / April

These two communities take great pride in being the “ground zero” of American history—the place where the American Revolution began. They show their pride in our nation’s struggle for independence through parades, re-enactments of Revolutionary battles, Colonial musters, pancake breakfasts, socials, and more. Verrill Farm, LLC FAIRS & FESTIVALS 11 Wheeler Road 978.369.4494 verrillfarm.com/

Celebrating Farm to Table for 100 Years! Verrill Farm is family owned and operated on fields which are among the oldest agriculturally sustained in the U.S. More than 40 crops grown on over 150 acres are sold in the farm stand. Local specialty foods and cheese are also featured. The onsite kitchen, deli and bakery prepare mouthwatering entrees, soups, sandwiches and baked goods daily. Agricultural tours, hayrides and cooking classes are available. Family friendly Summer Festivals and Field to Fork dinners celebrate local crops. Open 9-7 daily, year-round.

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Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area

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Middlesex Jazz Festival

HISTORIC SITES 94 Jackson Road, Suite 311 978.772.3654 freedomsway.org

Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area connects our 45 communities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire through preservation, conservation and educational initiatives to protect and promote our landscape, history and culture.

EVERETT

Encore Boston Harbor One Broadway 857.770.7000 encorebostonharbor.com

A five-star waterfront resort located just 5 miles from downtown Boston with 671 luxurious rooms, 15 restaurants and lounges, and 50,000 square feet of meeting space. There is no place in the world like Encore Boston Harbor.

LEXINGTON

Lexington Visitors Center VISITOR CENTERS 1605 Massachusetts Avenue 781.862.1450 tourlexington.us

The Town of Lexington’s Visitor Center is open daily Monday-Sunday. Shop for unique gifts, view the famous Battle Green Diorama, and collect information on local restaurants and events. Tickets for the Liberty Ride Trolley Tour and Historic Houses Tour can be purchased here. Public restrooms are also available.

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2021-2022 VISITOR GUIDE Minute Man Visitor Center

Liberty Ride

VISITOR CENTERS Minute Man National Historical Park, Route 2A 781.674.1920 nps.gov/mima

SCIENCE & DISOVERY Leaves from Visitor Center at 1605 Massachusetts Ave 781.862.1450 libertyride.us

Begin your visit here. The award-winning theater program, “The Road To Revolution,” tells the story of Paul Revere’s Ride and the Lexington-Concord battles. Free admission. Lexington Battle Green HISTORIC SITES Massachusetts Ave. at Bedford St. 781.698.4586 tourlexington.us

The Battle Green is a National Historic Landmark. On the morning of April 19, 1775 “the first blood was split in the dispute with Great Britain” as George Washington wrote in his diary. View the Minute Man Statue and one of America’s oldest war memorials. Free guided walking tours weekends April and May, daily Memorial Day - October. Lexington Historical Society Historic Houses HISTORIC SITES 13 Depot Square 781.862.1703 lexingtonhistory.org

These houses witnessed the start of the Revolution on April 19, 1775: Buckman Tavern, the Hancock-Clarke House, and Munroe Tavern. Lexart GALLERIES & EXHIBITIONS 130 Waltham Street 781.862.9696 LACSma.org

The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society is a non-profit education center providing classes and workshops as well as exhibitions and sales of contemporary and traditional fine art and craft.

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Ride along the historic Battle Road Scenic By-Way while your guide in colonial clothing recounts the exciting events of April 19, 1775 and the literary legacy that defined American identity and culture. Operates weekends April and May, daily Memorial Day - October. Charters and step-on guide service available year-round. Lexington Symphony MUSIC & CONCERT HALLS Mailing Address: P.O. Box 194 Venue: Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420 781-523-9009 lexingtonsymphony.org

Lexington Symphony is a world class orchestra of dedicated musicians and a renowned conductor who share a passion for classical music, a commitment to community engagement, and a dedication to exacting standards of performance. Lexington Symphony’s home is the historic and accessible Cary Hall. Affordable tickets. Discounts for groups. Subscriptions available. Fine Arts & Crafts Festival FAIRS & FESTIVALS Lexington / September

Shop the booths of New England’s finest artisans on the lawn of the Lexington Visitors Center opposite the Minute Man Statue. The festival will feature numerous booths with original handcrafted items. Rain date scheduled for the following day.

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FAIRS & FESTIVALS Lexington / July and August

Held on the Visitors Center lawn. Bring lawn chairs and refreshments and enjoy a variety of styles of music including big band, country, ‘50s and ‘60s classic rock-androll and jazz. Concerts are free and begin at 6:30pm. Patriots Day Celebrations Some FAIRS & FESTIVALS Lexington & Concord / April

These two communities take great pride in being the “ground zero” of American history—the place where the American Revolution began. They show their pride in our nation’s struggle for independence

LINCOLN

Historic New England — The Gropius HISTORIC SITES 68 Baker Bridge Road 781.259.8098 historicnewengland.org

1938 Gropius House. May 1 - Oct 31, Wed- Sun. Nov 1 April 30, Sat & Sun only. 11-4 hourly tours. $15 ($8 students) Decordova Sculpture Park & Museum MUSEUMS 51 Sandy Pond Road 781.259.8355 decordova.org

Established in 1950, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is the largest park of its kind in New England, encompassing 30 acres, 20 miles northwest of Boston. Providing a constantly changing landscape of largescale, outdoor, modern and contemporary sculpture and site-specific installations, the

Sculpture Park hosts more than 60 works, the majority of which are on loan to the Museum. Inside, the Museum features a robust slate of rotating exhibitions and innovative interpretive programming.

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Friday Evening Summer Concert Series

LITTLETON

Indian Hill Music MUSIC & CONCERT HALLS 36 King Street 978.486.9524 indianhillmusic.org

Offering instructional programs for all ages; professional symphonic, chamber, and jazz concerts; and community engagement initiatives that provide access to music for all.

LOWELL

Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center VISITOR CENTERS 246 Market Street (Free Parking for park visitors at 304 Dutton Street) 978.970.5000 nps.gov/lowe

The history of America’s industrial revolution is commemorated in Lowell by the National Park Service. Historic mills, weave room, museums, canals and more tell our story. Cobblestones of Lowell HISTORIC SITES 91 Dutton Street 978.970.2282 cobblesstonesoflowell.com

Iconic American Tavern. Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch, Late-Night, Craft Beer and Cocktails in the heart of historic Downtown Lowell. Dining Room, Lounge, and Private Dining. Famed regional destination since 1994.

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2021-2022 VISITOR GUIDE New England Quilt Museum

Lowell Cemetery HISTORIC SITES 77 Knapp Avenue 978.454.5191 lowellcemetery.com

On the National Register of Historic Places, The Lowell Cemetery is a Victorian, garden style cemetery. The burial ground for many of Lowell’s Founding Fathers. Free Spring & Fall tours offered. Annual Memorial Day Remembrance Parade the Sunday before Memorial Day each year. Lots are still available for sale. Lowell National Historical Park

Experience world-class exhibitions that explore the artistry, history, and contemporary trends in quilt making and textile arts. Changing gallery exhibitions feature the innovative works of prominent artists from around the world. A large Museum Store and exciting calendar of public programs make the New England Quilt Museum a destination for everyone. Whistler House Museum Of Art

MUSEUMS Boott Cotton Mills Museum 115 John Street 978.970.5000 nps.gov/lowe

Experience the sights and sounds of a 1920’s textile weave room. Video presentations, interactive exhibits and displays illustrate the rise, fall and rebirth of Lowell.

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MUSEUMS 18 Shattuck Street 978.452.4207 nequiltmuseum.org

MUSEUMS 243 Worthen Street 978.452.7641 whistlerhouse.org

Birthplace of American artist, James McNeill Whistler; this museum showcases historical and contemporary fine arts, including 19th century and early 20th century paintings and etchings.

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Western Avenue Studios

GALLERIES & EXHIBITIONS

GALLERIES & EXHIBITIONS 122 & 160 Western Avenue 978.349.8069 westernavenuestudios.com

Mill Girls and Immigrants Exhibit 40 French Street 978.970.5000 nps.gov/lowe

A restored 1830s boarding house features the “Mill Girls and Immigrants Exhibit”, offering a look at the personal stories of Lowell’s 19th and 20th-century working people. The Brush Art Gallery And Studios GALLERIES & EXHIBITONS 256 Market Street 978.459.7819 thebrush.org

Presenting museum quality exhibitions. Studio artists produce paintings, illustration, photography, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, quilts, and handwoven items. Located next to the National Park Visitors Center.

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Lowell National Historical Park

Western Avenue Studios and Lofts is a thriving arts community with over 300 artists! Artists host Open Studios the First Saturday of every month where visitors enjoy 50,000 works of art, demonstrations, shopping, events, the Loading Dock Gallery and more − all in a historic mill in Lowell, MA! Merrimack Repertory Theatre THEATRE, DANCE & PERFORMING ARTS 50 East Merrimack Street 978.654.4678 mrt.org

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) produces vibrant, contemporary plays that explore what it means to be alive today. With a 7-show season playing

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from September-May, MRT is among the nation’s top regional theatres, with an intimate 279-seat performance space, low ticket prices starting at $24, and free parking. Downtown Lowell next to Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Showcase Cinemas Lowell FILM & CINEMA 32 Reiss Ave 800.315.4000 showcasecinemas.com

Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra MUSIC & CONCERT HALLS P.O. Box 1403 617-899-6401 lowellphilharmonic.org

Inspiring the Greater Lowell community with quality musical performances since 1987, the Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra continues to provide audiences with lively, classical and pops concerts. Lowell Summer Music Series

Showcase Cinemas Lowell is your destination for today’s biggest films and exciting event cinema content. Showcase offers theatre rentals for birthday parties and business meetings. Lowell Memorial Auditorium MUSIC & CONCERT HALLS 50 East Merrimack Street 1.800.657.8774 lowellauditorium.com

The 2,800-seat venue hosts numerous exciting events every year, including concerts, comedy shows, Broadway musicals, sporting events, conventions, dance recitals and many others.

MUSIC & CONCERT HALLS Boarding House Park, 40 French Street 978.970.5200 lowellsummermusic.org

A summer-long showcase of national performers at beautiful Boarding House Park in Lowell National Historical Park. The 2018 series features David Crosby, Fitz & The Tantrums, Boz Scaggs, The Revivalists, Peter Cetera, Postmodern Jukebox, Blues Traveler, Natalie MacMaster and many more. Lowell Summer Music Series – Free Fun For Kids MUSIC & CONCERT HALLS Boarding House Park, 40 French Street 978.970.5200 lowellsummermusic.org/kids

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mornings from July 11 to August 16 except Folk Festival week. 10AM Free Art Activities & Free Natural Snacks. 11AM Free Stage Show. 12PM Free Trolley Rides. New: Free kids books on Wednesdays.

including 180 acres of ponds, swamps, and wetlands. The forest has six miles of trails offering hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. Hunting is permitted in season.

Tsongas Center At Umass Lowell

Lowell Heritage State Park

MUSIC & CONCERT HALLS 300 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way 978.934.5760 TsongasCenter.com

PARKS & NATURE 160 Pawtucket Blvd 978.458.8750 mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/ region-north/lowell-heritage-state-park. html

The 7,000 seat Tsongas Center is home to the University of Massachusetts Lowell River Hawks hockey team. The arena is also an ideal setting to host small and mid-size conventionstyle meetings with its 17,000 square foot floor and 10,000 square feet of meeting and party space. Ample parking is available on site and the Arena is within convenient walking distance to downtown. Make the Tsongas Center the home for your next event! Concord River Greenway Park PARKS & NATURE Davidson & Lawrence Street, Downtown Lowell (Behind Lowell Cemetery) 978.934.0030 lowelllandtrust.org/content/concord-rivergreenway

Multi-use trail for walking, hiking and observing wildlife through the green heart of Lowell runs along an old railroad bed, while it contours the scenic, tree-lined, northflowing Concord River. Lowell Dracut Tyngsboro State Forest PARKS & NATURE Trotting Park Road 978.369.6312 mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/ region-north/lowell-dracut-tyngsborostate-forest.html

Located in three towns and containing 1,140 acres

Lighted paved river walkway to enjoy biking, walking, fishing, and picnicking. Seasonal boating program. Supervised swim area and concerts by the river. Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust, Inc. LAKES & BOATING 660 Suffolk Street, Suite 120 978.934.0030 lowelllandtrust.org

Voted Best Urban Adventure Best of Boston-Concord River White Water Rafting. All equipment provided. Weekends April/May. Call 1.888.375.1115 for information /reservations. Group tours of historic Spalding House (c.1760), Concord River Greenway available; environmental education programs offered year-round. Volunteer opportunities. Calendar of Events on web site. Lowell Rowing Regatta Association LAKES & BOATING 64 Livingston Ave 978-821-2797 facebook.com/LowellInvitationalRegatta

The Lowell Rowing Regatta Association, LLC (LRRA) was created to continue running regattas and help build the competitive sport of Rowing in Lowell, MA.

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2021-2022 VISITOR GUIDE Umass Lowell River Hawks SPECTATOR SPORTS 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way 978.934.5760 TsongasCenter.com

UMass Lowell is #UnitedInBlue in 2018-2019 as the River Hawks look to raise another Hockey East Championship and continue their foray into Division 1 as part of the America East Conference. The River Hawk hockey team, under the direction of twotime Coach of the Year Norm Bazin, reached the Hockey East Championship game last season and hosts Boston College, Boston University, NCAA Champion Providence, Colorado College and newcomer Arizona State at the Tsongas this season. The men’s and women’s basketball teams will also play games at the Tsongas Center. UMass Lowell River Hawks- United in Blue!” Lowell African Festival

FAIRS & FESTIVALS Lowell / June

The African Festival features performing arts, food and traditional and modern African crafts. The event attracts lovers of African culture and African immigrants from throughout

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New England and beyond. First held in 2000, it has provided an opportunity for Africans to unite with their brothers and sisters as they continue to influence each other through the richness of their shared cultures. Held in June at Sampas Pavilion on Pawtucket Boulevard in Lowell. Lowell City of Lights FAIRS & FESTIVALS Lowell / November

The parade kicks off late afternoon and winds its way through picturesque Downtown Lowell with floats, costumed characters, and more. The parade ends with the Lighting of City Hall and the community tree at the Ladd-Whitney Memorial. Come early and enjoy shopping and dining at an array of establishments. Mostly . Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! FAIRS & FESTIVALS P.O. Box 1111 978.501.1021 lowellcelebrateskerouac.org

Our annual Jack Kerouac Festival will take place from October 7-11, 2021 as we hold out annual celebration

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Lowell Folk Festival FAIRS & FESTIVALS 67 Kirk Street 978.275.1764 lowellfolkfestival.org

The longest running FREE folk festival in the country celebrates its 32nd year on July 29-31, 2022! Join us for three days of world class music, dance, craft demonstrations, street parades and performers, family fun activity area, and delicious ethnic foods. Presented on five outdoor stages throughout Downtown Lowell, MA. Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race FAIRS & FESTIVALS 61 Market Street 617.872.6449 lowellkinetic.com

Human-powered, all-terrain, sculptures made from recycled materials battle through obstacles including cobblestones, mud, water and sand in this city-wide racing spectacle. Moses Greeley Parker Lectures FAIRS & FESTIVALS 978.454.7979 parkerlectures.com

The Moses Greeley Parker Lectures are an annual series at various locations throughout Lowell, MA covering an array of interesting topics. Visit our website for more details. Admission is always free!

Southeast Asian Water Festival Some FAIRS & FESTIVALS Lowell / August

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of the life and legacy of Lowell native and acclaimed author, Jack Kerouac. Special presentations, tours, musical events, poetry readings, open mic, and much more. Check our website for updates at: lowellcelebrateskerouac.org.

The Lowell Southeast Asian Water Festival is dedicated to the preservation, protection and sharing of the cultural heritages of the Southeast Asian Americans of the Greater Lowell Area. Every third Saturday in August, more than 60,000 people from around the U.S. and the world come to Lowell to celebrate the importance of water as it is celebrated in Southeast Asia. They come for the blessings, food, crafts, performances and the long boat races. The Festival is held at the Sampas Pavilion along the Merrimack River. The Town And The City Festival Mostly FAIRS & FESTIVALS Lowell / October

The Town And The City Festival is a 2-day music and arts festival that will take place in various event spaces, bars, cafes, and galleries throughout downtown Lowell, Massachusetts on Friday October 22 and Saturday October 23, 2021. The festival celebrates the spirit of Jack Kerouac in direct and indirect ways. It is named after Kerouac’s earliest novel which was primarily set in this historic mill city. The Town and The City Festival is inspired by the creativity and exploration for which the author was so famously known and will present a diverse mix of musical genres and artistic disciplines to inspire discovery and to celebrate a love of life.

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2021-2022 VISITOR GUIDE real-life escape game experience! Located in a prime spot, up to 6 players will be challenged in this new attraction by working together to find clues, solve puzzles, and pick locks that will free them from the game room. Do you have what it takes to escape? Visit Escapology at 345 Main Street in Tewksbury or online at Escapology.com. Wamesit Lanes Family Entertainment Center Lowell Winterfest Mostly FAIRS & FESTIVALS Lowell / February

During the City’s Winterfest celebration, enjoy live entertainment and many children’s activities. There is something for everyone— from local cuisine, to the famous Soup Bowl Competition, an outdoor carnival, and microbrew competition. Come on out and celebrate the season.

434 Main Street 978.349.0000 wamesitlanes.com

Featuring Luxury Candlepin & Ten Pin Bowling, Indoor Golf Simulation Rooms, Giant Arcade, Outdoor Patio with Dining & Bocce/Cornhole courts. FireWater Tavern & Live Entertainment.

TOPSFIELD

Topsfield Fair FAIRS & FESTIVALS 207 Boston Street-Route One 978.887.5000 topsfieldfair.org

SALEM

Destination Salem, Massachusetts VISITOR CENTERS PO BOX 630 978.741.3235 salem.org

Visit Salem, Massachusetts for the Witch Trials of 1962, The Scarlet Letter, and the great age of sail. Stay for artful exhibits, unique shopping, and local pale ale. Just 15 miles north of Boston. Make your own magic at Salem.org.

TEWKSBURY

Escapology – The Live Escape Game SCIENCE & DISCOVERY 345 Main Street 978.455.2199 escapology.com/en/tewksbury-ma

Tewksbury’s original premium

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BOWLING/ARCADES

Topsfield Fair, 198 years of education and family fun. 1-11, 2021. Come and enjoy 11 days of agricultural, entertainment, and great food.

TOWNSEND

Townsend Ridge Country Club GOLF 40 Scales Lane 978.597.8400 townsendridge.com

Massachusetts’s best-kept secret. 18-hole championship golf course, driving range, full service pro shop, and 19th Hole Lounge. Modern, picturesque facilities available to host weddings and banquets. Public facility with membership available.

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WESTFORD

WOBURN

GOLF/ARCADES 400 Littleton Road 978.486.3891 kimballfarm.com

ARCADES 271 Mishawum Road 781-496-4900 daveandbusters.com

Kimball Farm

Fifty flavors of homemade ice cream! Seafood Shack, Country Store, and Private Events. Driving Range, 9-hole Pitch & Putt golf course, Two 18 hole miniature golf courses, Zip Line, Spin Zone, bumper boats, batting cages and an arcade! Nashoba Valley Ski Area SKIING 79 Powers Road 978.692.3033 skinashoba.com

Dave & Buster’s

EAT.DRINK.PLAY.PARTY. WATCH Dave and Buster’s is 50,000 sq. feet of FUN. Featuring a premium bar with innovative drinks, chef-crafted menus highlighting cool new food creations, a sports bar with massive HD-TVs, and hundreds of the most state-of-the-art arcade games around. We’re also the perfect place to host an unforgettable event in our beautiful private rooms with full A/V!

Ski Area, Tubing Park, Sunset Tiki Bar and Grill, Swimming, Functions, Outlook Restaurant, Summer Camp, Countryfest, Summerfest and Witch’s Woods. Just off of Rt. 495. Westford Apple Blossom Festival FAIRS & FESTIVALS Westford / May

This Annual Blossom Festival takes place in various locations throughout the town of Westford and features many exciting activities, including fireworks, the Apple Blossom parade, and carnival style rides. Mostly .

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the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, has a long and rich multicultural history. Immigrants have been drawn to the city since the early 1800s, making Lowell a destination for authentic, interesting culture. The city is home to a variety of active ethnic & cultural organizations preserving and presenting their unique traditions.

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AIRPORTS

BEDFORD

Hanscom Airport Hanscom Field 781.869.8000 massport.com

Located off Route 128/95, Hanscom Field is a vital link to domestic and international destinations for individual pilots, commuter airlines and local employers.

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Logan International Airport

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800.23LOGAN or 617.561.1800 massport.com

HARVAR

Boston Logan International Airport is New England’s largest transportation center and generates $7 billion in economic activity each year.

MANCHESTER, NH Manchester-Boston Regional Airport 1 Airport Road 603.624.6539 flymanchester.com

Conveniently located adjacent to Interstates 93 & 293, Route 101 and the F.E. Everett Turnpike, and just minutes from the Massachusetts border; ManchesterBoston Regional Airport offers air travelers easy highway access, competitive airfares, inexpensive parking and a growing schedule of BUSES/CHARTERS non-stop and direct jet services.

TRAINS

LOWELL

Gallagher Transporation Terminal Lowell MBTA Service 978.459.0164 mbta.com

Providing bus and train service from Lowell.

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Commuter Line 617.222.3200 mbta.com

Amtrak

800.USA.RAIL amtrak.com

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LOWELL

Pridestar Ems 229 Stedman Street 978.441.0911 pridestarems.com

PrideStar EMS is the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire’s premiere medical transportation company. In addition to medical transport we offer “Fun Bus” group trips.

HAVERHILL

Black Tie Limousine, Inc. 25 Bond Street 800.624.9990 blacktielimo.com

Black Tie Limousine provides award winning services, locally and worldwide. We offer an extensive fleet, ready to assist with individual or group travel.


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PORTSMOUTH C & J Bus Line 185 Grafton Street 603.430.1100 ridecj.com

Providing daily executive class bus service between Portsmouth, NH; Tewksbury, MA; Ogunquit, ME (seasonally); and NYC’s Port Authority.

TEWKSBURY

Plaza Limousine

410 Woburn Street 978.452.3000 / 800.734.8118 plazalimousineltd.com

The preferred ground transportation provider to the Boston Red Sox and Lowell Spinners, with over 30 Years of Experience it is our pleasure to serve you.

Tewksbury Transit 555 Whipple Road 978.851.9863 tewksburytransit.com

Safe and efficient bus or van transportation within the Greater Merrimack Valley area. Specializing in special event hotel shuttles.

WESTFORD

Corporate Coach & Limousine 2 Park Drive, Suite 3 978.392.3430 corporatecoachlimousine.com

Providing elite limousine and transportation services in an array of vehicles to suit any need, whether a comfortable ride to the airport or an elegant drive to your wedding. Our motto is on time, every time, and we stand by that pledge.

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Museum Store · Gallery Talks · Wheelchair Accessible Ten diverse exhibitions throughout the year explore the artistry, history, and trends in quiltmaking and textile arts NEQM.org

18 Shattuck St · Lowell, MA

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Andover Country Club 60 Canterbury Street 978.475.1263 andovercountryclub.com

The Andover Country Club is an elegant, luxury, family oriented golf and country club with strong ties to tradition and history. As the premier club in Andover, Massachusetts, Andover Country Club provides a meticulously manicured championship golf course for members and guests, a private pool and tennis club, an elegant fine dining restaurant and lounge, and 24 overnight hotel accommodations open to the public.

Andover Inn 4 Chapel Ave 978.775.4900 andoverinn.com

Located on the campus of Phillips Academy, the Andover Inn offers 30 wellappointed guestrooms, private function space, and Samuels Restaurant. The perfect venue for any occasion.

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2021-2022 VISITOR GUIDE Courtyard by Marriott Andover

Homewood Suites Hotel Boston Andover

Exit 45 off Interstate 93 10 Campanelli Drive 978.794.0700 andovercourtyard.com

4 Riverside Drive 978.475.6000 bostonandover.homewoodsuites.com

Newly renovated guestrooms featuring modern décor, plush beds, large workstations and free Wi-Fi. Relax at our indoor pool + whirlpool and enjoy The Bistro – onsite restaurant. Doubletree by Hilton Boston Andover 123 Old River Road 978.975.3600 bostonandover.doubletree.com

Experience friendly services and state-of-the-art amenities, with 8,000 square feet of meeting space. Situated along the banks of the picturesque Merrimack River, just 30 minutes north of downtown Boston at exit 45 off of Interstate 93. Our modern full-service hotel is the ideal destination for family vacations, business travel, meetings and social events. Spread out in our oversized rooms and suites. Our rooms feature modern furnishings with luxury bedding and premium amenities. We also feature free Wi-Fi, large flat screen TV, clock radio and deluxe bath amenities. We are the perfect combination of style, luxury and comfort. Enjoy a dip in the heated indoor pool, a soak in the hot tub, grab a beer at Character’s Bar and Grill or enjoy dinner at 189 Prime, Steak and Seafood Restaurant with seasonal outdoor dining. Stay productive and energized in our business and fitness centers.

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Very nice all suites hotel nestled in a wooded area. Located one exit north of the junction of I-93 and I-495, the hotel is easily accessible to beaches, mountains and historic sites including Boston easily. Free wi-fi, free parking, free breakfast so you can spend that money on fun! La Quinta Inn and Suites Boston Andover 131 River Road 978.685.6200 laquintaandover.com

Trade in the highway for a spacious guest room with many amenities and friendly service to write home about. Enjoy in-room coffee, a new flat panel TV with HD channels, free Wi-Fi and comfy beds. Mini-suites with a pull-out sofa are also available, and there’s space for your pet. Relax the way you want – stop by the indoor pool and hot tub or our fitness room. Either way, the free Bright Side Breakfast is great for adults and kids, with coffee, bagels, pastries, muffins, fruit, cereal, and hot make-it-yourself waffles. La Quinta also has ample meeting space for your next corporate event. Residence Inn by Marriott Andover 500 Minuteman Road 978.683.0382 marriott.com/bosad

Your home away from home! Our pet-friendly all-suites hotel offers a full hot breakfast buffet daily, internet, exercise room, seasonal pool, spa, fire pit, sports court and BBQ area.

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4 Tech Drive 978.686.2000 sonesta.com/andover

The all new Sonesta ES Suites features oversized studios, one and two bedroom suites with full equipped kitchens, convenient work areas and free high speed Wi-fi. A complimentary hot buffet breakfast is offered daily, as well as a complimentary mid-week evening reception. Seasonal outdoor heated pool, BBQ grills and basketball court are located in our relaxing backyard. Unwind and grab a drink at our all new lobby bar or recharge at our espresso café. Springhill Suites by Marriott Andover 550 Minuteman Road 978.688.8200 marriott.com/BOSAV

Springhill Suites offers up to 25% more space than a traditional hotel room - with separate areas for sleeping, eating, working, and relaxing. Complimentary hot and healthy breakfast buffet.

BEDFORD

Doubletree By Hilton, Boston-Bedford Glen Hotel 44 Middlesex Turnpike 781.275.5500 doubletreehotelbedford.com

Earn Hilton Honors points! A 281-room award-winning hotel. Home of SORA Restaurant & Lounge. A reputation for impeccable food quality and service. Outdoor garden terraces perfect for receptions and cocktail hours. Featuring a 10,000-square foot fitness facility offering Life Fitness equipment with integrated CD screens, an indoor swimming pool, indoor & outdoor tennis courts and much more!

BILLERICA

Courtyard by Marriott Billerica/Bedford 270 Concord Road 978.670.7500 courtyardbillerica.com

WHERE TO STAY

Sonesta Es Suites Andover

Located just off Route 3, between Lowell and Concord and only 25 miles from Boston, the newly renovated Courtyard by Marriott Billerica features an indoor pool, The Bistro and Starbucks Coffee. Hold your next social event or corporate meeting in our flexible function space for up to 250 people. Hampton Inn Bedford/ Burlington 25 Middlesex Turnpike 978.262.9977 hamptonbedford.com

Located near I-95 and Rt. 3, this newly renovated 129room Hilton hotel featuring oversized rooms with king or 2 queen beds, each with sofa bed, microwave, and minirefrigerator. Complimentary breakfast buffet and Wi-Fi. Shuttle service available within a 5 mile radius. Homewood Suites By Hilton Billerica 35 Middlesex Turnpike 978.670.7111 bostonbillerica.homewoodsuites.com

Merrimack Valley’s Premier All Suite Hotel; Honors Points & Miles; Indoor Heated Pool; Breakfast Buffet & Manager’s Reception Included; Shuttle Service within 3 miles based on availability; 3 Private meeting rooms onsite.

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Boxboro Regency Hotel and Conference Center 242 Adams Place 978-263-8701 boxbororegency.com

Conveniently located right off Interstate 495, the Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center infuses a unique experience with refreshing hospitality. Corporate travelers appreciate the hotel’s location and the free, 15-mile weekday shuttle service. With over 30,000 square feet of diverse event space, including a 13,200-square foot exhibit hall, you can host events effortlessly. A lush garden courtyard with heated, indoor pool are a few perks our guests enjoy.

BURLINGTON

Archer Hotel Burlington 18 3rd Ave 781.552.5800 archerhotel.com/burlington

This new boutique hotel collection, filled with curated luxuries, is coming to 3rd Ave in 2018. Burlington is Boston’s most-buzzy northwest suburb and home to 3rd Ave — a fashionable town center with distinctive dining, unique shops and the region’s only Wegmans. Soon, Archer will join the wonderfully walkable neighborhood with a fourstory boutique hotel designed to showcase a signature industrial-chic style brimming with curated local touches. Boston Marriott Burlington One Burlington Mall Road 781.229.6565 marriottburlington.com

Located on Route 128 with convenient access to 1-93. Hotel offers award winning restaurant (CHOPPS), indoor/ outdoor pools, and 13,000 square feet of flexible function space. 44

Candlewood Suites Hotel Burlington Boston 130 Middlesex Turnpike 781.229.4300 candlewoodsuites.com/bosbl

Dynamic all suites hotel well located to Lowell, Lexington and Boston. Suites with one queen bed and kitchens both in studio and one-bedroom configurations. Hilton Garden Inn Boston/Burlington 5 Wheeler Road 781.272.8800 bostonburlington.stayhgi.com

Features 180 guestrooms, 4,200 square feet of meeting space, a full-service restaurant and bar, local shuttle, fitness center, indoor pool and complimentary wireless internet. Hyatt House Boston Burlington 2 Van De Graaff Drive 781.270.0800 hyatthouseburlington.com

Only 20 minutes from Boston, offering spacious lifestyle suites to make you feel at home. Complimentary breakfast, featuring made-toorder omelets, fresh fruit and a selection of healthy foods. 1,100 square feet of flexible meeting space. Residence Inn Boston/Burlington 400 District Ave 781.272.3331 marriott.com/hotels/travel/bosxrresidence-inn-boston-burlington/

All-suites hotel featuring 170 guest rooms, complimentary breakfast buffet, indoor saline pool & whirlpool, fitness center, and outdoor living room with fire pit and BBQ area.

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11 Concord Road 781.221.2233 sonesta.com/burlingtonma

The newly reimagined Sonesta ES Suites Burlington features 141 Suites with full kitchens. To make your stay more enjoyable, we’ve added the following complimentary amenities; hot breakfast buffet daily, evening social Tuesday- Thursday nights, high speed Wi-Fi and local shuttle service!

CHELMSFORD

Best Western Plus Chelmsford Inn 187 Chelmsford Street 978.256.7511 bestwestern.com/chelmsfordinn

Upgraded bedding package, complimentary hot/cold breakfast buffet, free HSIA, outdoor pool and fitness center. AAA 3 diamond BEST WESTERN PLUS property. Holiday Inn Express Chelmsford 8 Independence Drive 978.710.3151 ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/ en/chelmsford

The new Holiday Inn Express offers a unique location among area accommodations. Our hotel is located in close proximity to local corporate offices, providing easy access to Route 3 and Interstate 495. Looking to come for business travel? The Holiday Inn Express – Chelmsford offers corporate rates on stays. In addition to a great locale, this hotel in the ChelmsfordLowell area features great amenities, including a Fitness Center, Business Center, Pool area, and free, hot, buffet-style breakfast. Want a change of scenery? Check out all the Restaurants,

Shopping Plazas, Market and Convenience Stores within walking distance. There’s plenty to do in the area! Come stay with us and enjoy the newest hotel in town!

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Sonesta Es Suites Burlington

CONCORD

Best Western at Historic Concord 740 Elm Street 978.369.6100 bestwesternconcord.com

Newly Renovated! This award-winning Best Western features a great location, minutes from historic sites, 22 miles west of Boston. Immaculately clean, comfortable and spacious guestrooms, featuring free wireless high-speed Internet access. Delicious complimentary hot and cold breakfast buffet. Fitness room & seasonal outdoor pool. Paparazzi Restaurant and Lounge next door. Pets welcome. Concord’s Colonial Inn 48 Monument Square 978.369.9200 Reservations 800.370.9200 concordscolonialinn.com Instagram:@ConcordsColonialInn

Centered in the heart of Concord’s Monument Square since 1716, Concord’s Colonial Inn has been host to three centuries of history. The Inn, which played an integral role in America’s Revolutionary War and was once home to noted author Ralph Waldo Emerson, combines undeniable history with present-day amenities. Guest rooms dating to 1716, extended stay suites, newly remodeled guest rooms in the Prescott Wing, multiple dining options, function rooms to accommodate business & social functions, and live entertainment make this Inn one of New

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2021-2022 VISITOR GUIDE England’s top destinations for both business and leisure travelers. Experience history at Concord’s Colonial Inn.

like high-speed, hotel-wide Internet access, and our hot breakfast bar. We are pet friendly!

North Bridge Inn B&B

LEXINGTON

21 Monument Street 978.371.0014 northbridgeinn.com

Aloft Lexington

European Style B&B in the heart of historic Concord, within walking distance to sites of interest. Six spacious suites, each with a private bath. Free Wi-Fi. Full breakfast served. Families welcome. Residence Inn by Marriott Concord

727 Marrett Road 781.761.1700 alofthotels.com/lexingtonhotel

Loft-inspired modern style shakes up a historic Boston suburb. Enjoy free Wifi and bottled water, mingle at wxyz bar, and grab snacks from re:fuel. Element Lexington 727 Marrett Road 781.761.1750 elementlexington.com

320 Baker Ave 978.341.0003 residenceinnconcordma.com

Stylish and contemporary guestrooms are equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi work space, full kitchens and living area. Free breakfast buffet daily and a bar open nightly.

Surrounded by rich colonial history, Element Lexington allows you to recharge with spacious guest rooms, free Internet, bottled water, daily breakfast, and free evening reception Monday-Thursday.

EVERETT

Encore Boston Harbor

Inn At Hastings ParkRelais & Chateaux

One Broadway 857-770-7000 encorebostonharbor.com

2027 Massachusetts Avenue 781.301.6660 innathastingspark.com

A five-star waterfront resort located just 5 miles from downtown Boston with 671 luxurious rooms, 15 restaurants and lounges, and 50,000 square feet of meeting space. There is no place in the world like Encore Boston Harbor.

Perfectly nestled in Lexington, Massachusetts, just 15 miles outside Boston, the Inn at Hastings Park provides unrivaled hospitality and exceptional culinary experiences. The Boston area’s only Relais & Châteaux property and member of the Ocean House Management Collection, the Inn features 22 stylishly luxurious accommodations, including a lovingly preserved guest house and barn that merge Lexington’s historic heritage and architecture with a contemporary American chic design.Perfectly nestled in Lexington, Massachusetts, just 15 miles outside Boston, the Inn at Hastings Park provides unrivaled hospitality and exceptional culinary

LAWRENCE

Holiday Inn Express Andover North – Lawrence 224 Winthrop Avenue 978-975-4050 ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/ lawrence/boslm/hoteldetail

The Holiday Inn Express Andover North- Lawrence provides convenient access to major airports, with quick access to I-495 and I-93 and in close proximity to several major attractions. Enjoy complimentary hotel amenities 46

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Quality Inn & Suites Lexington 440 Bedford Street 781.861.0850 qualityinnlexington.com

Located just 15 miles from Boston, and minutes from historical sites in Lexington and Concord. Free hot American breakfast and Wi-Fi. Dine onsite at Margarita’s Restaurant.

LITTLETON

Boston Minuteman Campground 264 Ayer Road 978-501-3411 minutemancampground.com

QUALITY FAMILY CAMPING— Conveniently located in Littleton, near the junction of Routes 495 and 2, you’ll find spacious campsites nestled within a beautiful pine forest. Courtyard by Marriott Littleton 102 Constitution Avenue 978-440-5040 marriott.com/boslt

Contemporary and convenient the Courtyard welcomes you to enjoy an excellent hotel experience. Amenities include complimentary Wi-FI, indoor heated pool, well-equipped fitness center.

LOWELL

Sonesta Select 30 Industrial Avenue East 978.458.7575 sonesta.com

At Sonesta Select, we’ve designed a space where you can be yourself, one that fits your life on the road. Our generously sized rooms and well-crafted common areas let you spread out in, get work done, and let go when it’s time. From a great morning cappuccino to a well-earned evening cocktail or a late-night snack, we have you covered. Jump in the pool with kids, stay in to watch a movie or enjoy fresh air with a book on the patio. Sonesta Select helps make your time away from home personal, and uniquely you.

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experiences. The Boston area’s only Relais & Châteaux property and member of the Ocean House Management Collection, the Inn features 22 stylishly luxurious accommodations, including a lovingly preserved guest house and barn that merge Lexington’s historic heritage and architecture with a contemporary American chic design.

Umass Lowell Inn & Conference Center 50 Warren Street 978.934.6920 uml.edu/icc

Lowell’s only full service hotel located in the heart of downtown, close to historic landmarks, major event venues, museums, parks and a bustling downtown.The hotel features 31 Inn style guest rooms year-round and an additional 120 seasonal (summer) guest rooms. Over 15,000 sq. ft. of versatile event space is available for meetings and social gatherings. Pub favorites are offered nightly in our lounge, 50 Warren. Doubletree by Hilton Nashua 2 Somerset Parkway 603.886.1200 doubletree.com

Newly renovated, 230-room full service hotel located in southern NH. Just off Route 3, neighboring to many local businesses, and offering easy access to the White Mountains, Boston, and

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2021-2022 VISITOR GUIDE the scenic seacoast. Local attractions include tax-free shopping, wineries and breweries, and state parks to enjoy the beautiful seasons. Complimentary shuttle service within 10 miles of the hotel, including Manchester Regional Airport. Amenities include complimentary covered parking, indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, fitness center with separate weight and cardio rooms. 10,000+ sq. feet of newly renovated event space. Ideally suited for families or individuals, we will welcome you with a warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie! Holiday Inn Nashua, NH 9 Northeastern Blvd. 603.888.1551 ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/nashua/ ashnh/hoteldetail

Monday thru Friday. Whether you’re looking for a conference venue, business meeting or a weekend getaway, the Radisson Nashua is the hotel for you!

SALEM, NEW HAMPSHIRE Holiday Inn Salem (I-93 at exit 2) 1 Keewaydin Drive 603.893.5511 holidayinn.com/salemnh

Conveniently located off I-93 at exit 2, central to Boston and Manchester, NH. The hotel features onsite dining, wireless internet, indoor pool and fitness center.

TEWKSBURY

Fairfield Inn Boston Tewksbury/Andover

Full service hotel with easy access to Route 3 and 15 miles from the Manchester Airport, offering 199 guest rooms (98 doubles and 14 suites), Killarney’s Irish Pub an on-site restaurant, 24-hour business center and gym, an outdoor pool (open Memorial Day to Columbus Day weekend). We are located close to the Merrimack Premium Outlets!

1695 Andover Street 978.640.0700 marriott.com/bosft

Radisson Nashua Hotel

Holiday Inn Tewksbury/Andover

11 Tara Boulevard 603.888.9970 radisson.com/nashuanh

Hospitality awaits you at the Radisson Nashua Hotel. Located on the Mass/NH border, guests enjoy the benefits of NH’s tax free shopping and the many attractions of the Greater Merrimack Valley. Our unique castle-like hotel offers spacious accommodations, newly renovated meeting rooms, a beautiful new lobby, indoor and outdoor pools and the Shade Bar and Grill, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in addition to Happy Hour 48

Enjoy modern Guest Rooms, complimentary wireless internet access, brand new exercise room and corner market, on-site laundry, seasonal outdoor pool and complimentary buffet breakfast!

4 Highwood Drive 978.640.9000 tewksburymahotel.com

Easy access from I-495 and I-93 and just 4 miles from the National Park Service attractions in Lowell. 227 nicely appointed guestrooms, Victoria’s full service restaurant and lounge, indoor lap pool and Jacuzzi, fitness center and over 5000 sq. ft. of function facilities ideal for meetings, weddings and other social events. Complimentary high-speed wireless internet access for all guest rooms and function areas.

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95 Main Street 978.851.8677 motel6.com

120 clean comfortable rooms. Coffee 7am to 10am. Small pets allowed. Free HBO & ESPN. AARP rates. Guest laundry. Residence Inn by Marriott Tewksbury/Andover 1775 Andover Street 978.640.1003 residenceinn.com/bosbt

Newly renovated and conveniently located off I-495 and easy access from I-93. Relax and unwind in our spacious one or two bedroom suites. Each suite features king beds, a separate living area, pull-out sofa, and fully-stocked kitchen. Two-bedroom suites include two king beds in separate bedrooms with two bathrooms to accommodate. Enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast buffet every morning. A light fare is included Monday-Wednesday evenings, serving a seasonal Residence Inn “Mix” menu. Our seasonal outdoor pool, hot tub, and fire pit allow guests to enjoy the beautiful New England summer weather. Residence Inn invites the whole family, including pets, for stays short and long. Towneplace Suites by Marriott- Tewksbury/ Andover 20 International Place 978.863.9800 marriott.com/BOSTT

Newly renovated, all-suite hotel is designed for working and relaxing, allowing you to settle into your daily routine. Each suite is equipped with a queen size bed with plush bedding, and full kitchens. Stay rejuvenated with our daily complimentary hot continental breakfast, free WI-FI and onsite fitness facility. The 24-

hour business center keeps you linked, and our petfriendly policy means you’ll never have to leave anyone behind. Whether it’s for a few nights, weeks or months, TownePlace Suites offers all the amenities needed for your extended stay. Visit our website for renovated pictures.

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WESTFORD

Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center 219 Littleton Road 978.692.8200 westfordregency.com

New England charm, modern amenities, friendly service, and delicious food are the perfect combinations that make up the Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center. Whether traveling on business, or simply enjoying a family vacation, the exemplary staff at the hotel will surely meet everyone’s needs. Centrally located, the hotel offers close proximity to shopping, golf, skiing and many historical attractions.

WOBURN

Courtyard Boston Woburn/Burlington 240 Mishawum Road 781.932.3200 woburncourtyard.com

Conveniently located off Routes 128, I-95 and I-93 and just 4 mi from the Burlington Mall. Enjoy spacious accommodations and on-site restaurant, The Bistro. Couryard by Marriott Woburn/Boston North @ Unicorn Park 700 Unicorn Park Drive 781.938.9001 marriott.com/boscw

All the Offerings of an Urban Hotel without the Downtown Price! Enjoy onsite Starbucks, Bistro Breakfast, Dinner, and Bar nightly.

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2021-2022 VISITOR GUIDE Featuring 5800 Sq. Ft of Flex Event Space, Free Parking, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Indoor Pool & Whirlpool, Fitness Center, Local Shuttle Services to Restaurants, Shopping Centers, and Commuter Rail with Connection to Downtown Boston & Logan Express. The Perfect Location for Experiencing all that Merrimack Valley has to Offer!

Holiday Inn Express Boston North-Woburn

Fairfield Inn by Marriott Boston Woburn/Burlington

Residence Inn Boston Woburn

285 Mishawum Road 781.938.7575 marriott.com /bosfw

300 Presidential Way 781.376.4000 residenceinnwoburn.com

Located at the crossroads of I-95/I-93/Route 128 and features 126 newly renovated guest rooms, complimentary daily hot and cold deluxe continental breakfast, complementary Wi-Fi and bus parking. Seasonal outdoor pool, casual style – high quality.

All the comforts of a Boston apartment, with the addition of complimentary amenities including breakfast, parking, internet, Evening Mix (M-W), indoor pool, and fitness center.

315 Mishawum Road 781.935.7666 hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/woburn/ boswm/hoteldetail

Woburn’s newest and most modern hotel with a spa and Gym is located off Interstate 95, near the Interstate 93 interchange in Woburn, Massachusetts.

Hilton Boston/Woburn 2 Forbes Road 781.932.0999 hilton.com/Woburn

344 spacious guest rooms, 13,000 square feet of meeting space. Complimentary selfparking, internet access in meeting rooms, guest rooms and public areas. Full service restaurant and lounge. Corporate Executive level and Lounge. Health Club and Indoor Pool. Located just 10 miles from downtown Boston and 1.2 miles from Anderson Station Woburn. Hilton Boston Woburn is located at the junction of 93/95 & 128 easy access to all major highways. Complimentary shuttle service within 5 mile radius.

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Salem

Explore all Salem has to offer, from architecture and culture to maritime history and magic. Just 16 miles north of Boston. Learn more at salem.org

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Eat & Drink HUNGRY?

The dining choices in the Greater Merrimack Valley and surrounding area are almost limitless! Our region offers some of the best ethnic and fine dining in Massachusetts. No matter what your tastes are, there is sure to be something here for you! ANDOVER

Samuels Restaurant. The perfect venue for any occasion.

189 Prime

123 Old River Road 978.683.2663 bostonandover.doubletree.com

Merrimack Valley Neighborhood Steakhouse, featuring prime steaks, fresh Atlantic seafood, salads with locally sourced greens and organic produce in season. A full menu designed with creative application and paired with the familiar leave an impression. Contemporary, casual with a relaxed atmosphere.

131 River Road 978-687-2442 chateaurestaurant.com

A tradition of offering a full Italian American menu with quality food and reasonable prices in a casual, familyfriendly atmosphere has kept customers coming back for more than 80 years.

BURLINGTON

Del Frisco’s Grille 92 Middlesex Turnpike 781.365.2005 delfriscosgrille.com/

Andover Inn 4 Chapel Ave. 978.775.4902 andoverinn.com

Located on the campus of Phillips Academy, the Andover Inn offers 30 wellappointed guestrooms, private function space, and 52

The Chateau

burlington An exciting restaurant in Burlington that dishes up creative twists on American comfort classics, near the Burlington Mall, and one of the best Boston Restaurants.

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Moonstones 185 Chelmsford Street – Route 110 978.256.7777 moonstones110.com

The Bancroft is a chef-driven steakhouse and craft cocktail lounge that blends old-school hospitality with new-school urban aesthetic.

Wildly popular, chef-driven Lunch, Dinner, Tapas, Raw Bar, Award Winning Sunday Brunch, Late-Night, and Craft Cocktails in a beautiful metropolitan atmosphere. Think Global, Eat Local.

Tuscan Kitchen 2400 District Ave 781.229.0300 tuscanbrands.com/kitchen/burlington

Inspired by the artisan tradition of using simple fresh ingredients and timehonored scratch preparation, Tuscan Kitchen & Market is a regional Italian restaurant and marketplace where everything is made-in-house.

CHELMSFORD 110 Grill

116 Chelmsford St 978.256.7777 110grill.com

110 Grill offers modern American cuisine in a trendy casual atmosphere. We are passionate about pure flavor, quality ingredients, and allergy awareness. Feng Shui 285 Chelmsford Street 978.250.8888 gofengshui.com

Hibachi, Sushi, Chinese, Buffet, Lounge, Delivery. Feng Shui Kitchen, Your Kitchen. Taste, Quality, and Style, as always, at both Chelmsford and Tyngsboro locations. Fishbones 34 Central Square 978.250.0101 fishbonesofchelmsford.com

Serving traditional and modern seafood entrees along with chicken and pasta dishes. Seasonal patio. Dining hours: Mon - Thurs 11:30am-9:00pm, Fri 11:30-10:00pm Sat 1210pm, Sun 12-9pm.

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The Bancroft 15 Third Ave 781.221.2100 the-bancroft.com

Pho Dalat Restaurant 131 Drumhill Road 978-710-7636 phodalat.net

With 3 locations throughout Lowell and Chelmsford, Pho Dalat encompasses a serene setting and relaxing atmosphere, providing you a variety of fine Vietnamese and Chinese cuisines. Rufina’s Italian Restaurant 170 Concord Road 978.256.1250 rufinas.com

We offer excellent Italian cuisine, scrumptious desserts, and a wide variety of tantalizing wines. We have several private dining rooms to accommodate most everyone’s needs.

CONCORD

Concord’s Colonial Inn 48 Monument Square 978.369.9200 Reservations 978.369.2373 concordscolonialinn.com Instagram: @concordscolonialinn

Concord’s Colonial Inn features a variety of distinct dining areas. Merchants Row is perfect for a special occasion or night out, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, as well as a renowned Sunday brunch buffet. Liberty’s taverns are open nightly and host local entertainment Wednesday through Saturday evenings. The Forge Tavern is a prominent place to unwind, catch up with friends,

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2021-2022 VISITOR GUIDE and savor delicious made-toorder, fresh all-American fare. Enjoy a truly memorable dining experience in one of New England’s most charming towns. Verrill Farm, LLC 11 Wheeler Road 978.369.4494 verrillfarm.com/

Celebrating Farm to Table for 100 Years! Verrill Farm is family owned and operated on fields which are among the oldest agriculturally sustained in the U.S. More than 40 crops grown on over 150 acres are sold in the farm stand. Local specialty foods and cheeses are also featured. The on-site kitchen, deli and bakery prepare mouthwatering, made-fromscratch breakfast fare, entrees, soups, sandwiches and baked goods daily. Agricultural tours, hayrides and cooking classes are available. Family friendly Summer Festivals and Field to Fork dinners celebrate local crops. Open daily, year-round.

The Tavern at Lenzi’s 810 Merrimack Ave 978.455.1566 lenzicatering.com

The Tavern at Lenzi’s is open for lunch and dinner as well as Sunday brunch. Serving made from scratch dishes and fresh, seasonal cocktails you’ll be sure to find something you love!

EVERETT

Encore Boston Harbor One Broadway 857.770.7000 encorebostonharbor.com

Trail’s End Café 97 Lowell Road 978.610.6633 thetrailsendcafe.com

Trail’s End Café serves delicious food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We use carefully sourced fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, and poultry. We also offer on and off-site catering, private event space, and a full bar!

A five-star waterfront resort located just 5 miles from downtown Boston with 671 luxurious rooms, 15 restaurants and lounges, and 50,000 square feet of meeting space. There is no place in the world like Encore Boston Harbor.

LEXINGTON

Artistry On The Green

DRACUT

2027 Massachusetts Avenue 781.301.6655 innathastingspark.com

Owen & Ollie’s Restaurant & Pub 91 Mill Street 978.957.4400 owenandollies.com

Full-service, casual, family friendly restaurant and pub located in historic Beaver Brook Mills, serving an American-style menu with a touch of Irish for over 12 years. Function room available up 54

to 100 people. Play Lottery and Keno. Free Wi-Fi. Takeout Service. Outside seasonal patio. 24 beers on tap. 15 TV’s for viewing. Live acoustic entertainment every Sunday from 5pm-9pm. (1/2 price appetizers on Sunday in our pub 4pm-6pm). Now serving breakfast Saturday & Sundays 8am-11:45am. Open MonThurs 11:00am-10:30pm; Friday 11:00am-11:30pm; Saturday 8am-11:30pm; Sunday 8am-10:30pm. Food served ½ hour prior to closing.

At Best of Boston magazine winner, Artistry on the Green in Lexington, MA, we are passionate about food. We use fresh, seasonal ingredients and innovative cooking techniques to create delicious menus that showcase classic New England favorites with an inspired twist. Working with local farmers,

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Lexx Restaurant 1666 Massachusetts Avenue 781.674.2990 lexx-restaurant.com

Deliciously fresh American cuisine is offered for lunch and dinner in a unique chef inspired restaurant. A full bar and lounge offers your favorite libations and a great selections of craft draft beers. Lunch 11:30-4, Dinner 4-9pm (Friday and Saturday until 10pm) and Sunday brunch 10-3. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.

LOWELL

1981 Ramen Bar 129 Merrimack Street 978.970.1981 1981ramenbar.com

1981 Ramen Bar offers a fearless approach to traditional ramen soup at the talented hands of Chef Ta Mai. Athenian Corner Restaurant 207 Market Street 978.458.7052 atheniancorner.com

Full-service restaurant featuring the largest variety of fine Greek food in New England. Live Greek music and belly dancing ThursdaySaturday nights. Open daily. Celebrating over 40 years in business! Blue Taleh 15 Kearney Square 978.453.1112 bluetalehlowell.com

Blue Taleh offers delicious Thai dishes, Sushi & Martinis. Check out our Wednesday NightsJazz/Jam, Thursday NightsSaxophone, Friday & Saturday Nights- Piano Bar.

Brew’d Awakening Coffeehaus 61 Market Street 978.454.2739 brewdawakening.com

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we feature the bounty of the New England countryside fresh at our tables every day. We are open for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Weekend Brunch.

Brew’d Awakening Coffeehaus is a warm and relaxing place for coffee, tea, sandwiches and pastries. We offer free internet, live music, and poetry nights. Café Utec 41 Warren Street 978-856-3974 cafeutec.org

All under one (solar-paneled) roof, in the world’s oldest green building: Unique event spaces, Cafe UTEC and catering, and an internationally recognized youth services organization. Cavaleiro’s Restaurant 573 Lawrence Street 978.458.2800 cavaleirosrestaurant.com

The experience of authentic Mediterranean dining awaits you at Cavaleiro’s Restaurant, where our delicious cuisine will be sure to make a memorable impression on you. Cobblestones of Lowell 91 Dutton Street 978.970.2282 cobblesstonesoflowell.com

Iconic American Tavern. Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch, Late-Night, Craft Beer and Cocktails in the heart of historic Downtown Lowell. Dining Room, Lounge, and Private Dining. Famed regional destination since 1994. Coffee and Cotton 250 Jackson Street, 4th Fl. 978.656.1828 coffeeandcotton.com

We serve direct trade coffees, organic teas, kombucha on tap, house baked pastries, and locally sourced snacks. We offer complimentary Wi-Fi and live music events.

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2021-2022 VISITOR GUIDE El Potro Mexican Bar and Grill 124 Merrimack Street 978-455-2840 elpotromexicangrill.com

Small family run restaurant featuring authentic Mexican and Central American food and beverages. Espresso Pizza of Lowell 220 Central Street 978.452.8160

Serving fine Italian specialties since 1962 in downtown Lowell. Offering pizza, subs and full dinners. Open 11:30am-9pm Sun-Thurs; 11:30am-10pm Fri-Sat. Credit Cards Accepted. Four Sisters Owl Diner 244 Appleton Street 978.453.8321

Just as it did when the mills were at peak production, the Four Sisters serves up hot java and wholesome American meals. Open daily 6am-2pm, Sunday 7am-2pm. Fuse Bistro 45 Palmer Street 978.323.0424 fuse-bistro.com

Fuse Bistro is a seasonal American restaurant incorporating ingredients from local farms into our food & drinks with patio seating and late-night menu options. Garcia Brogan’s 131 Middlesex Street 978.446.0005 garciabrogans.com

A Mexican & Irish Restaurant with a warm and elegant environment. Enjoy a choice of craft beers, wide variety of tequilas, whiskies, weekly food specials and entertainment. Seasonal patio. Gary’s Lowell 26 Andover Street 978.455.8565 garyslowell.com 56

The taste, ingredients, and styles of the Caribbean dishes are skillfully harmonized by the influences of people who have passed through this particular part of the world. Indonesian, Portuguese, Spanish, French, South American, etc. All these qualities are gathered to create a unique and vibrant combination of flavors, brought to you at Gary’s Tipico. Gormley’s Café 343 Market Street 978.452.8134 gormleyscafe.com

Family owned & operated, serving traditional diner food from fresh, local ingredients made from scratch. Come enjoy fresh food and local friends. Open 7 days a week! Heritage Farm Ice Cream and Restaurant 163 Pawtucket Boulevard 978.459.0802 heritagefarmicecream.com

Enjoy our Monday Night Classic Car Shows and Free Concert Series, Tuesday’s Bike Night for the Jimmy Fund, and Thursday’s Kids Night, all summer long. Book your ice cream social, party, or function with us. Holly Crab 16 Merrimack Street 978.323.7879 hollycrab.com/lowell

We are sure that most Bostonians have heard all about the restaurants in West Coast that serve fresh and delicious cajun seafood. How come we don’t have one good cajun seafood house in Boston? Holly Crab is here to change that. We are here to serve the freshest seafood boiled to perfection, drenched in finger-lickin’ good cajun sauce right here in Boston. Come try our seafood. You will taste the difference!

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110 Gorham Street 978.455.3666 thekeeplowell.com

Welcome back! Come on in for your favorite cocktail, a Keep burger and fries. Last call is now 1:15 am. We look forward to seeing you soon. Little Delights Bakery 132 Merrimack Street 978.455.0040 littledelightsbakery.com

Our desserts are baked in small batches daily using only the freshest ingredients for exceptional flavor. From cupcakes and cookies to custom cakes for every occasion. Mandarin Asian Bistro 24 Market Street 978.677.6777 mandarinasianbistro.com

Conveniently located in Downtown Lowell, offering a full Chinese menu and Sushi bar as well as an extensive wine list and fresh fruit martinis. Delivery & Take Out also available. Milly City BBQ 11 Kearney Square 978.710.6429 millcitybarbecue.com

Our mission is to bring traditional North Carolina style BBQ to the city of Lowell. Slow smoking all of our meats like the pulled pork, ribs and briskets for over 12 hours until its meltingly tender and full of flavor. Dishing out an excellent selection of tasteful homestyle sides to go along with any meat of your choice. Family friendly with a great atmosphere showing every guest the true meaning of southern hospitality. Our sports themed full bar with sports memorabilia and uniquely crafted signature drinks to go along with any meal will guarantee you a

great time here at Mill City BBQ and Brew. Nibbana Cafe 12 Cardinal O’Connell Parkway 978.322.0891 facebook.com/Nibbanacafe/

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The Keep

Olympia Restaurant 453 Market Street 978.452.8092 newolympia.com

A casual, full-service familyrun restaurant that offers the best in Greek cuisine since 1952. The Olympia Restaurant specializes in fresh U.S.D.A. Colorado lamb, traditional Greek specialties, chicken, pork, steaks, chops, seafood, salads & more. We offer dine-in, take-out, catering, banquets & entertainment located in the Olympia’s Zorba Music Hall. The Old Court 29 Central Street 978.452.0100 oldcourtirishpub.com facebook.com/TheOldCourt

Your destination for all things Irish in Downtown Lowell. Whether it’s great food, lively entertainment or unique atmosphere, you’re sure to find it at The Old Court. Panela 7 Hanover Street 978-455.2868 panelarestaurant.com

Panela Restaurant is an independently owned restaurant and family operated. Our name is inspired by Panela ( raw sugar cane ), which is a staple of Colombian cooking. Fittingly, Panela is one of the top ingredients in our food which provides a modern take on the traditional flavors of Colombia. Our main goal is to share the Colombian gastronomy with the world and have everyone fall in love with Panela.

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choices. Open Mon-Thurs 4pm-2am and Fri-Sat-Sun 11:30am-2am.

107 Merrimack Street 978.455.4188 purplecarrotbreadco.com

The word Artisan is used all the time but do you know what it actually means? Artisan ~ small batch. Our breads are made in small batches, we don’t have giant mass production machines, we don’t use preservatives, conditioners or fillers in our breads.

Top Donut

The Sizzling Kitchen

Tremonte Pizzeria

602 Merrimack Street 978.221.5705 sizzlingkitchenlowell.com

112 Middle Street 978.453.1110 tremontepizzeria.com/lowell/

Sizzling Kitchen is a family owned restaurant. We have an eclectic menu that features items from Vietnam, Thailand, Korea and Italy.

We specialize in Neopolitan thin-crust, hand-tossed pizza cooked in our stone hearth oven at over 700 degrees! We also serve delicious burgers, wings and a variety of authentic Italian specialties.

Tasty Dumplings 351 Market Street 978.455.2147 facebook.com/profile. php?id=100063696451010

Great pastries, donuts, sandwiches and flavored coffees. Family owned and operated. Discounts on large orders! Open every day 5am – 9pm.

Warp and Weft

We are proud to offer our customers various handcrafted dumplings, including Soup Dumplings, Fan-fri Tavern In The Square 900 Chelmsford Street 978.970.3870 taverninthesquare.com/lowell

197 Market Street 978.455. 6537 warplowell.com

New Hours beginning June 1st, 2021: Tuesday-Thursday, 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM Friday 5:00pm - Close Saturday 12:30 PM - Close Worthen House Cafe

Tavern in the Square continually adapts to fit the community in which it is located, creating a fun and casual atmosphere that is enjoyable for everyone. Thirsty First Tavern and Grill 280 Central Street 978.454.7600 thirstyfirstma.com

141 Worthen Street 978.459.0300 worthenhousecafe.com

The Worthen is Lowell’s oldest bar and serves a full menu daily from 11am-9pm with a limited menu until 1am. Warm and cozy atmosphere.

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Prohibition style pub and restaurant featuring Greater Lowell’s best craft beer selection. Huge outside Patio with a menu that includes, hand tossed pizza, award winning Angus burgers, assorted gourmet Grilled Cheeses and great salad 58

700 Aiken Street 978.459.6113

110 Grill

27 Trafalgar Square 603.943.7443 110grill.com

110 Grill offers modern American cuisine in a trendy casual atmosphere. We are passionate about pure flavor, quality ingredients, and allergy awareness.

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449 Amherst, Street 603.943.7445 stonessocial.com

Come together at Stones #1 Social: the latest project from the good people at Stones Hospitality Group – of COBBLESTONES of Lowell est. 1994 and moonstones in Chelmsford est. 2008. Stones Social is inspired by the supper club, the public house, a favorite dive – places where friends and neighbors have gathered for generations. Your new old haunt. What hasn’t changed? With three decades of experience behind us, we maintain our commitment to supporting regional growers and our community, with chef-driven menus and an impassioned team – Stones hospitality!

NORTH ANDOVER Burton’s Grill

145 Turnpike Street 978.688.5600 burtonsgrill.com

Burtons Grill is the perfect location for lunch or dinner. Enjoy the beautiful bar/ lounge area or the patio with fine wines and menu items including: crisp salads, fresh seafood and juicy steaks.

TEWKSBURY

Angelina’s Italian Restaurant 1866 Main Street 978-319-9573 angelinastewksbury.com

At Angelina’s we not only serve Italian staples such as chicken parmigiana, homemade ravioli’s, and hand tossed Italian gourmet pizza, but you will also find daily fresh fish dishes. At Angelina’s it is all about family and the dinner table is for making memories.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 1795 Andover Street 978.858.3717 crackerbarrel.com

EAT & DRINK

Stones Social

Named the “Best Family Dining Chain” by Restaurants and Institutions Magazine for 16 years. Open for breakfast (all day), lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Meadowlands Ice Cream 328 North Billerica Road 978.454.6701 meadowlandsicecream.com

Homemade ice cream, frozen yogurts, light lunches, ice cream pies & pizza. Minutes off Rte. 495. Overlooking a picturesque meadow, relax while enjoying your favorite ice cream treat or lunch.

WESTFORD

Burton’s Grill 1 Cornerstone Square 978.692.1220 burtonsgrill.com

Burtons Grill is chef driven, with a menu of scratch made, locally inspired dishes. Our team brings years of enthusiasm and experience combined with a commitment to consistency and providing a memorable experience and this makes the difference when you step through the doors at every restaurant. Burtons believes in corporate citizenship and actively involved in the local restaurant community and community organizations. Lunch with friends, dinner with family or just after work drinks, Burtons Grill hits the mark for any occasion.

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g n i p Shop No vacation is complete without shopping, and the Greater Merrimack Valley and surrounding area is just the place to find that unique gift in one of the region’s many shops, art galleries, or museum gift stores.

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CONCORD

Debra’s Natural Gourmet SPECIALTY STORES/HEALTHY LIVING 98 Commonwealth Avenue | West Concord 978.371.7573

Debra’s Natural Gourmet, best health food store in USA! Takeout kitchen, catering, home of Eat Well Be Happy, the cooking show. Come, you’ll fall in love.

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SHOPPING

Verrill Farm, LLC FARMERS MARKETS & HEALTHY LIVING 11 Wheeler Road 978.369.4494 verrillfarm.com/

An interior streetscape of historic architecture, Mill No. 5 is a center for shopping, dining and entertainment, as well as a working space for start-ups and creatives. The building houses the very

popular Vinyl Destination record shop, Coffee and Cotton cafe, The Luna Theatre, Sutra Studio, Red Antler Apothecary, Serpentine Books & Collectibles, Over The Moon, Victory Garden, Sweet Pig Press, Sitzens, Tone Loft, Pop Cultured, Hive & Forge, Curation, Strange Pine, Industry 11, Pizzuti Photography, The Farm Market on Sunday, and A Little Bazaar marketplace every Saturday.

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2021-2022 VISITOR GUIDE LEXINGTON

Mill No. 5

SPECIALTY STORES 130 Waltham Street 781.862.9696 lascma.org

SPECIALTY STORES/FARMERS MARKETS 250 Jackson Street, 4th Fl. 978.656.1828 millno5.com

LEXART

The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society is a non-profit education center providing classes and workshops as well exhibitions and sales of contemporary and traditional fine art and craft.

LOWELL

The Flower Mill FLORISTS 183 Dutton Street 978.677.6894 lowellflowermill.com

Sophia’s Greek Pantry North

The Flower Mill is the ultimate floral design studio, providing artistically inspired and unique floral creations for any and every occasion. Mike & Cindy Kuenzler’s All Sports/Heroes Uniforms, Sporting Goods & Promotions SPECIALTY STORES 18 First Street 978.452.1976 allsportsheroes.com

Mike & Cindy Kuenzler’s All Sports * Heroes Uniforms, Sporting Goods & Promotions produces superior imprinted and embroidered products; including uniforms, promotional products, and corporate gifts with your logo.

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An interior streetscape of historic architecture, Mill No. 5 is a center for shopping, dining and entertainment, as well as a working space for start-ups and creatives. The building houses the Coffee and Cotton Café, The Luna Theatre, SUTRA STUDIO and on Sundays, The Farm Market.

SPECIALTY STORES 479 Market Street 978.937.3899 sophiasgreekpantry.com

We are an authentic Greek/ Balkan specialty store, dedicated to providing and satisfying the diverse American palate. We offer hundreds of specialty Mediterranean products from both imported and national brands as well as homemade foods and desserts from Sophia’s own recipes! From the pantry to your plate. Sweet Lydia’s SPECIALTY STORES 160 Merrimack Street 978.888.7616 sweetlydias.com

Gourmet candy shop specializing in marshmallows, candy bars and so much more! Visit our brick & marshmallow or virtual shop to see for yourself.

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SPECIALTY STORES 122 & 160 Western Avenue 978.710.8605 westernavenuestudios.com

Western Avenue Studios and Lofts is a thriving arts community with over 300 artists! Artists host Open Studios the First Saturday of every month where visitors enjoy 50,000 works of art, demonstrations, shopping, events, the Loading Dock Gallery and more − all in a historic mill in Lowell, MA!

Sykes The Florist and Greenhouse FLORISTS 1300 Lawrence Street 978.454.4121

SHOPPING

Western Avenue Studios

We are a 3rd generation family owned and operated full service florist shop with the only working greenhouses in Lowell. Let our family tradition be part of yours!

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iV sitor Services Whether you’re just visiting or call the Greater Merrimack Valley and surrounding area home, our region has your needs covered when it comes to banking, real estate, entertainment, business services and more. To find what you’re looking for, see our listings below.

AMESBURY

Align Credit Union BANKS 19 Haverhill Road 800.942.9575 aligncu.com

Since 1922, Align Credit Union has provided customized banking solutions to individuals, families, and businesses throughout the Merrimack Valley. Align offers a full suite of products and services including Personal and Business Banking, Mortgages, Financial Planning and Insurance. For additional information, visit AlignCU.com.

BEDFORD

Middlesex Community College HIGHER EDUCATION 591 Springs Road 800.818.3434 middlesex.mass.edu

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PHOTOGRAPHERS P.O. Box 501 978.317.8505 alyceoconnell.com

OTHER 26 North Road, Suite 5 978.250.3777

Alyce L. O’connell Photogrpahy

Over the last 20 years Alyce has owned a studio specializing in commercial, publicity, event, fashion, portrait and weddings. Alyce is also a photographer instructor.

BOSTON

Secret Boston MARKETING & COMMUNICATION SERVICES 68 Centre Street - Boston, MA 02130 617.299.9877 www.secretboston.net

The most influential community in the Greater Boston area with a higher engagement rate than almost any local media brand. We love to partner with companies of all sizes to make their job easier. You can count on us to deliver the marketing results you need.

BURLINGTON Lahey Health HOSPITALS 41 Mall Road 781.744.5100 laheyhealth.org

Lahey Health is what’s next in healthcare providing a full continuum of integrated health services close to where you live or work. It is comprised of nationally-recognized, awardwinning hospitals – including an academic hospital and medical center, and community hospitals – primary care providers, specialist physicians, behavioral health services, post-acute programs such as home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources located throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.

Shannon, Cullen & Associates, LLC

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BILLERICA

CPA Firm

CONCORD

Town of Concord Visitors Center VISITOR INFORMATION/TOUR & TRAVEL 58 Main Street 978.318.3100 concordrec.com

The Concord Visitor’s Center, located in historic downtown Concord, MA, is the first stop for information to make your day trip or extended stay a success.

DRACUT

Lenzi’s Catering CATERERS 810 Merrimack Avenue 978.458.2323 lenzicatering.com

Lenzi’s is a full service on/ off premise catering and event planning company. Our function hall consists of 10 private rooms that can host from 25 to 500 guests.

HAVERHILL

Align Credit Union BANKS 20 Cushing Ave 800.942.9575 aligncu.com

Since 1922, Align Credit Union has provided customized banking solutions to individuals, families, and businesses throughout the Merrimack Valley. Align offers a full suite of products and services including Personal and Business Banking, Mortgages, Financial Planning and Insurance. For additional information, visit AlignCU.com

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LEXINGTON

Lexington Tourism Committee

Christian Party Rental

VISITOR INFORMATION/TOUR & TRAVEL 1605 Massachusetts Avenue tourlexington.us

PARTY RENTALS 18 Clinton Drive 603.883.5326 intents.com

New England’s premier party rental company. Christian Party Rental rents tents, chairs, tables, flooring, staging and lighting. We have one of the largest inventories in the USA.

LAWRENCE

Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce VISITOR INFORMATION 264 Essex Street 978.686.0900 merrimackvalleychamber.com

The largest, most effective business network serving businesses throughout the Merrimack Valley. Lawrence General Hospital HOSPITALS 1 General Street 978.683.4000 lawrencegeneral.org

Colonial Times Magazine MEDIA P.O. Box 473 781.274.9997 colonialtimesmagazine.com

The Colonial Times is a fullcolor, community-based feature publication serving Greater Lexington since 1995. We are delivered each month through the U.S Postal Service to every home and business in the area. Spectacle Management

Lawrence General Hospital is a regional hospital offering high quality, affordable care to the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire. Lawrence General has one of the busiest and most capable Emergency Centers in Massachusetts, and is a verified Level Three Trauma Center. In 2017, the hospital boasts newly renovated adult medical/ surgical units and intensive care unit, and a brand new surgical building, offering technology not seen anywhere else north of Boston. Serving nearly 300,000 patients annually, and more than 500 local providers, we are ready to provide caring and personalized treatment for life’s big and small health care needs.

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Linger in Lexington year-round to experience art, culture, entertainment, to shop, to dine, to exercise, to explore centuries of history. The Town of Lexington operates the Liberty Ride trolley tour and the Battle Green Guide program. Sign-up to receive our monthly calendar of events: goo.gl/3EsRfp

MARKETING & COMMUNICATION SERVICES 1775 Mass Ave 2nd Floor, Suite 3A Lexington, MA 02420 1.800.657.8774 spectaclelive.com

Spectacle Management is a fullservice entertainment booking and marketing firm, presenting theatre, music, comedy and other stage attractions in venues throughout New England. Lexington Chamber of Commerce COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS 1620 Massachusetts Avenue, Unit 1 781.862.2480 lexingtonchamber.org

Tourist information and referral service to local businesses, including lodging, dining, shopping, and attractions. Gift shop. Guided tours. Open daily.

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Lowell General Hospital HOSPITALS 295 Varnum Avenue/ 1 Hospital Drive 978.937.6000 lowellgeneral.org

With two primary campuses located in Lowell, Massachusetts, Lowell General Hospital offers the latest state-of-the-art technology and a full range of medical and surgical services. Two Chefs Are Better Than One CATERERS 1001 Pawtucket Boulevard 978.970.0212 twochefsfood.com

Award winning catering, featuring creative menus and artistic presentation. Available for weddings, residential parties, corporate and social gatherings. Let us design a menu for your next event. Cruise Holidays VISITOR INFORMATION/TOUR & TRAVEL JLeggat@CruiseHolidays.com 978.804.2839 JanetAndBarry.com

Cruise Holidays selects, plans, markets and administers cruises and tours for groups and individuals. We work with all cruise lines, all-inclusive resorts and tour companies. Align Credit Union BANKS 87 Hale Street 900 Chelmsford Street- Cross Point (1st Flr lobby) 800.942.9575 aligncu.com

Since 1922, Align Credit Union has provided customized banking solutions to individuals, families, and businesses throughout the Merrimack Valley. Align offers a full suite of products and services including Personal and Business Banking, Mortgages, Financial Planning

and Insurance. For additional information, visit AlignCU.com. Eastern Bank BANKS 50 Central Street 978.446.9276 easternbank.com

VISITOR SERVICES

LOWELL

Our history goes back almost 200 years. We are the largest and oldest mutual bank in the country. We offer banking, investments, and insurance. Enterprise Bank BANKS 222 Merrimack Street 978.459.9000 enterprisebanking.com

Merrimack Valley’s only independently owned commercial bank with 23 convenient locations. Jeanne D’arc Credit Union BANKS 1 Tremont Place 978.452.5001 jdcu.com

We share a common thread. Lowell Five Bank BANKS 34 John Street 978.452.1300 lowellfive.com

Lowell Five is a trusted community bank that provides comprehensive loan, deposit, insurance and investment products for individuals, businesses, municipalities and non-profit organizations across 16 convenient locations throughout the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire. Lowell Five is a locally governed and managed full-service bank with over 160 years of proven strength and stability, and a 5-star rating by Bauer Financial. Deposits are insured in full through both the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Depositors Insurance Fund (DIF). For more information, call

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2021-2022 VISITOR GUIDE 800.931.FIVE or visit lowellfive.com.

Clark Insurance

Sage Bank BANKS

15 Hurd Street 978.458.4598 sagebank.com WELCOME TO THE BANK OF INTERDEPENDENCE! With over 130 years of experience Sage Bank is equipped to offer all consumer and business solutions.

INSURANCE 327 Gorham Street 978.459.0505 clarkinsurance.com

Clark Insurance solves problems and protects businesses, employees and families with tailored insurance at a competitive price. We’ve been serving the communities in which we live and work since 1931.

Washington Savings Bank

980 WCAP

BANKS 30 Middlesex Street 978.458.7999 washingtonsavings.com

MEDIA 243 Central Street 978.454.0404 980wcap.com

We provide quality mortgage, loan and deposit products to the residents and businesses in the Merrimack Valley and beyond.

The Voice of the Valley. Locally owned 24/7 full power AM Radio Station, 980 WCAP. News, Weather, Sports, Traffic, Merrimack Valley information for shopping, dining, business, entertainment and Lowell Spinners baseball.

Middlesex Community College HIGHER EDUCATION 33 Kearney Square 800.818.3434 middlesex.mass.edu

Khmerpost USA, LLC

The college offers 70 degree and certificate programs, hundreds of online and noncredit courses, as well as corporate education and training. University of Massachusetts Lowell HIGHER EDUCATION One University Avenue 978.934.4000 uml.edu

Build your future on a highpowered, high-value degree from UMass Lowell, a Top 100 public university (U.S. News & World Report). Explore 122 bachelor’s, 42 master’s and 36 doctoral degree programs. High quality education at an accessible price. UMass Lowell puts the world in your hands. uml.edu/hands-on

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MEDIA 45 Merrimack Street. Suite 218A. 978.677.7163 khmerpost.us

Your portal to connect with the 2nd largest Cambodian American community in the United States. Reaching over 20,000+ readers bi-weekly. Serving Lowell, Greater Boston, and beyond. Lowell Sun Publishing MEDIA 491 Dutton Street 978.458.7100 lowellsun.com

Your source for everything under The Sun. Find us in print, online, on your phone

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Lowell Telecommunications Corp (LTC) MEDIA 246 Market Street 978.458.5400 ltc.org

LTC is Lowell’s non-profit media center and public access TV station, producing video training, equipment and studio for local productions. Business sponsorships available. Stellar Web Studios MEDIA 97 Central Street, Suite 212A 978.710.8317 stellarwebstudios.com

Stellar Web Studios’ mission is to consistently provide visually stunning websites that are easily updated and built to last as well as social media marketing and search engine optimization. Owlstamp Visual Solutions PRINTERS 31 1st Street Lowell, MA 01850 978.452.4541 owlstamp.com

Custom graphic solutions provider since 1912. Specializing in digital and offset printing, signs, banners,

large format printing, mounted graphics, promotional products, direct mail, marketing services, awards, engraving, and rubber stamps.

VISITOR SERVICES

and on your tablet today!

Higgins & Ross Marketing & Communication Services PHOTOGRAPHY AND DESIGN 219 Jackson Street Suite 401 978.618.0906 joan@higginsross.com higginsross.com

City Of Lowell, Office of Cultural Affairs & Special Events COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS 50 Arcand Drive 978.674.4260 lowell.org cultureiscool.org

The Office of Cultural Affairs & Special Events is the official arts and events agency for the City of Lowell, MA. Committee to Elect Tom Golden COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS 80 Heritage Drive, Lowell MA 01852 reptomgolden.com

Tom is currently serving as your State Representative for the 16th Middlesex District. As your State Representative, Tom has had the opportunity to work on projects that have been significant in the

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2021-2022 VISITOR GUIDE revitalization of the Greater Lowell area. Cultural Organization of Lowell COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS 100 Merrimack Street, Suite 305 978.455.7652 cultureiscool.org

The Cultural Organization of Lowell fosters engagement in arts and culture, and strengthens the vitality and economic growth of arts and culture in Lowell. Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS 133 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor 978.459.8154 greaterlowellchamber.org

The Greater Lowell Chamber’s mission is to provide opportunities for our members through education, marketing, networking and advocacy. Kiwanis Club of Greater Lowell COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS P.O. Box 174 01853 978-808-5823 lowellkiwanis.com

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS 350 Moody Street 978.937.3500 lhma.org

Lowell Plan COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS 660 Suffolk Street Suite 120 978.459.9899 lowellplan.org

Committed to improving the quality of life in the city of Lowell. DIY Lowell COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS 978.856.6635 diylowell.org

DIY Lowell was founded in 2015 by two community members after extensive discussions with leaders across the city. We are a grassroots group dedicated to helping community members make small-scale projects and events happen together. We connect people with ideas to funding, technical assistance, and most importantly to one another. Trinity E.M.S., INC.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. Greater Lowell Kiwanis-Since 1917. Lowell Festival Foundation COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS P.O. Box 217 978.275.1764 lowellfestivalfoundation.org

The Lowell Festival Foundation is a non-profit organization encouraging charitable, civic and educational activities in the City of Lowell, supporting many community events. Proud partner of the Lowell Folk Festival.

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Lowell Housing Authority

OTHER P.O. Box 187 978.441.9191 trinityems.com

Since 1991, Trinity E.M.S., Inc. has provided both emergency and non-emergency ambulance and wheel-chair van transportation to the communities in the Greater Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire. Currently, Trinity provides 911 emergency services to 13 municipalities within the region.

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NORTH CHELMSFORD

VISITOR INFORMATION/TOUR & TRAVEL 163 High Street 978.255.1645 wolfetours.com

PARTY RENTALS 617.752.1163 CIDspecialevents.com

Wolfe Adventures & Tours, LLC

Customized day & overnight tours for students, band/ choir groups & adults. Go behind-the-scenes with culture, culinary, history & fun. Receptive Operator. Private shore excursions, getaways & movie tours!

NEWTON

CK Communications Group MARKETNG & COMMUNICATION SERVICES 80 Walnut Park, Newton, MA 02458 617.504.6156 ckcommgroup.com

Founded in 2005, CK Communications Group is an award-winning, integrated communications firm with a passion for telling stories and a commitment to exceeding expectations.

Consider It Done Special Events, LLC

VISITOR SERVICES

NEWBURYPORT

Consider It Done Special Events is a full-service event planning company focused on providing décor and event production services.

SHIRLEY

Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS 2 Shaker Road, Suite B200 978.772.6976 nvcoc.com

NVCoC is a business advocacy, community and economic development association committed to support its members and the development of a positive economic climate.

NORTH ANDOVER

Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS 1600 Osgood Street 978.975.8787 merrimackvalley.info

The Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council is a non-profit, charitable organization that promotes economic growth and prosperity in the entire Merrimack Valley, from Greater Lowell to the sea.

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Lowell Memorial Auditorium 50 East Merrimack Street The Lowell Memorial Auditorium is a 2,800seat venue that hosts concerts, Broadway musicals, comedy shows, conventions, dance recitals and numerous other events with available spaces for rent for all events from intimate gatherings to conferences.

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