2023 Official Merrimack Valley Visitors Guide

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GREATER MERRIMACK VALLEY Convention & Visitors Bureau #AdventuresAwait VISITORS GUIDE 2022-2023
2 Welcome to the Valley Directions Cities & Towns National Parks See & Do Regional Map/Transportation Where to Stay Eat & Drink Shopping Visitor Services Greater Merrimack Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau merrimackvalley.org 978.459.6150 or 800.215.9805 Facebook.com/GreaterMerrimackValley Twitter: @MerrimackValley Instagram @MerrimackValley Funded, in part, by the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism. Cover page design credit: Tracy Levesque | tracylevesque.net 03 06 08 14 16 30 34 42 48 50 Lure Creative Design, Inc Phone: 330-907-8710 lurecreativedesign.com mike@lurecreativedesign.com Contents

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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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.

Great Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau

“I am delighted to welcome you and your adventurous spirits. My colleagues and I hope you will make cheerful memories visiting us in the City of Lights, the City of Learning, the City of Cultural & Folks Festivals, and much more.”

“The City of Lowell is rich in culture and history with a robust business and arts community! I hope you have an opportunity to enjoy everything that the Mill City has to offer. Welcome to Lowell!“

Mayor Sokhary Chau
UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center 50 Warren St., Lowell MA 01852 978-934-6920 877-886-5422 www.uml.edu/icc Experience your next function or event and lodging in historic, downtown Lowell. Featuring well-appointed guestrooms and over 15,000 square feet of function space, the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center is your ideal destination for any event or when visiting historic, downtown Lowell, Massachusetts. Stop by 50 Warren Lounge to enjoy classic crafted cocktails and many of your pub favorites. Within walking distance to Lowell’s historic attractions, museums, shops and cultural destinations!

Cities & Towns

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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TownsEach 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 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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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


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


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


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


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 is a quintessential New England town steeped with American history and literature, museums, delightful shopping, and outdoor adventure. The town’s fascinating past makes it a popular tourist destination, with TripAdvisor ranking Concord one of the Best Places to Visit. Here you can retrace the steps of Revolutionary War soldiers and literary greats and learn about how “the shot heard round the world” led to America’s independence. Begin your visit at the Concord Visitor Center where a daily 1 p.m. history tour is the perfect introduction to Concord. Here, you can also gather maps and information, browse the gift shop, take the shuttle or rent a bike. Walk down Main Street with its quaint gift shops and antique stores; throughout the town, enjoy historic buildings preserved in their original settings. Concord was home to some of the most outstanding literary minds, and sightseers can tour the former homes of Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, and Alcott, and visit their graves at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Not far away, at Walden Pond, experience the connection with nature that inspired Thoreau’s Walden. The town’s most celebrated event is Patriots Day, with an annual parade and gala events. If this is not enough, dozens more historical landmarks, cultural institutions and attractions are just steps away. Few places in America are ripe with so much history than Concord. visitconcord.org

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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


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


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 Patriots’ 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. tourlexington.us


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

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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 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


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


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

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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


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


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

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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 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 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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National Parks in the Greater Merrimack Valley

minute man national historical park

Minute Man National Historical Park Concord, MA

MINUTE MAN NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK • CONCORD 174 Liberty Street 978.369.6993 https://www.nps.gov/mima/

174 Liberty Street 978.505.4197 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 with April 19, 1775 and witness the American revolutionary spirit through the writings of the Concord authors.

At Minute Man National Historical Park, the opening battle of the Revolution is brought to life as visitors explore the battlefields and structures associated with April 19, 1775 and witness the American revolutionary spirit through the writings of the Concord authors.

Minute Man National Historical Park holds a wealth of historical, cultural and literary resources spanning over 200 years of the Park’s history. We continue to work with historians, archaeologists and many others to uncover and share new elements of the Park’s story.

Minute Man National Historical Park holds a wealth of historical, cultural and literary resources spanning over 200 years of the Park’s history. We continue to work with historians, archaeologists and many others to uncover and share new elements of the Park’s story.

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246 Market Street (free parking at 304 Dutton Street) 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 engi neering and 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?

Discover the Continuing Revolution. Lowell’s waterpowered textile mills catapulted the nation – including immigrant families and early female factory workers – into an uncertain new industrial era. Nearly 200 years later, the changes that began here still reverberate in our shifting global economy. Explore Lowell, a living monument to the dynamic human story of the Industrial Revolution.

Discover the Continuing Revolution. Lowell’s water-powered textile mills catapulted the nation – including immigrant families and early female factory workers – into an uncertain new industrial era. Nearly 200 years later, the changes that began here still reverberate in our shifting global economy. Explore Lowell, a living monument to the dynamic human story of the Industrial Revolution.

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 engineering and 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?

Lowell National Historical Park Lowell, MA
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See & 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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ACTON Discovery Museum


177 Main Street (Route 27) 978.264.4200 discoverymuseums.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.


Addison Gallery of American Art


Phillips Academy 180 Main Street 978.749.4015 addisongallery.org

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


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.


Celebrate Burlington FAIRS & FESTIVALS


Burlington / August

Celebrated the first Saturday in August. This is an opportunity to Celebrate everything great about Burlington. Burlington based non-profits and vendors gather on the Town Common and interact with residents. Music, entertainment, demonstrations and more fill the day.

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Simonds Park



Simonds Park, located directly across Cambridge St. from the Town Common is a destination park for many in the region. Playing fields, playground, concession stand, skate park, newly renovated basketball courts and a brand new universally accessible treehouse are some of the amenities.

TRW Playground

PARKS & NATURE Mall Road, Burlington Burlingtonrecreation.org

Home to the first of its kind in New England, Fit Court. The Fit Court allows participants to get in a high impact workout on the seven element court, in just seven minutes. A great way for local business employees to get a great workout in on their lunch break.

CHELMSFORD Chelmsford Center for the Arts

THEATER & GALLERY chelmsfordarts.org

Located in a beautiful historic building, the CCA offers programs in theater, visual arts, music, performance, film, and teen development. From open mic nights to community theater, the CCA is a place for all to express themselves, grow, and play.

CONCORD Minute Man National Historical Park


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 978.318.3061 visitconcord.org

One-stop welcome center with information desk, restrooms, gift shop, shuttle stop, bikes and more. Walking tours, including 1 p.m. history tour. Open daily.

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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

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


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.


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.


May Alcott’s Orchard House


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.

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.



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.

Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area

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.


Fruitlands Museum


102 Prospect Hill 978.456.3924 thetrustees.org/place/fruitlands-museum/ Fruitlands Museum has a diverse collection of art and material culture on 210 acres of land, stunning views, and miles of walking trails.

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HAVERHILL Museum of Printing

15 Thornton Ave 978.372.0567 museumofprinting.org The Museum of Printing is dedicated to preserving the rich history of the graphic arts, printing and typesetting technology, and printing craftsmanship. In addition to many special collections and small exhibits, the Museum contains hundreds of antique printing, typesetting, and bindery machines, as well as a library of books and printingrelated documents.

LEXINGTON Lexington Visitors Center

VISITOR CENTERS 1875 Massachusetts Avenue 781.862.1450 tourlexington.us

The Town of Lexington’s Visitors Center is open daily. 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 Battle Green Walking Tourscan be purchased here. Public restrooms are also available.

Minute Man Visitor Center


Minute Man National Historical Park, Route 2A 781.674.1920 nps.gov/mima 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 Historical Society Historic Houses


1 Bedford Street 781.862.1703 lexingtonhistory.org Learn what life was like for those living in Colonial Lexington. Lexington’s three historic house museums give a unique perspective into those living through the Revolution. These houses witnessed the start of the Revolution on April 19, 1775: Buckman Tavern, the Hancock-Clarke House, and Munroe Tavern.

Lexington Symphony


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

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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.


Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center


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.

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.

New England Quilt Museum

MUSEUMS 18 Shattuck Street 978.452.4207 nequiltmuseum.org 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.

Lowell National Historical Park 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.

Whistler House Museum Of Art 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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The Brush Art Gallery And Studios


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.

Western Avenue Studios


122 & 160 Western Avenue 978.835.3396 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!

Merrimack Repertory Theatre


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 from September-May, MRT is among the nation’s top regional theatres, with an intimate 279seat performance space, low ticket prices starting at $24, and free parking. Downtown Lowell next to Lowell Memorial Auditorium.

Lowell Memorial Auditorium


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.

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Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra


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


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.

Tsongas Center At Umass Lowell


300 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way 978.934.3855 TsongasCenter.com

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!

Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust, Inc.


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

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River Greenway available; environmental education programs offered year-round. Volunteer opportunities. Calendar of Events on web site.

Lowell Rowing Regatta Association


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.

Lowell City of Lights


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!


P.O. Box 1111 978.501.1021


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

Lowell Folk Festival


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


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.

Southeast Asian Water Festival Some


Lowell / August

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.

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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.

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.


Lynn Memorial Auditorium


Three City Hall Square 781.599.7469 lynnauditorium.com

Lynn Memorial Auditorium is Massachusetts’ oldest premier entertainment venue. Since 1949, the 2,000+ seat Lynn Auditorium has hosted various types of events. With massive renovations finished in 2005, the Lynn Auditorium is one of the most accommodating, venues in Massachusetts today!


Destination Salem, Massachusetts


PO BOX 630 978.741.3252 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 Wamesit Lanes Family Entertainment Center

BOWLING/ARCADES 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.

WESTFORD Kimball Farm

GOLF/ARCADES 400 Littleton Road 978.486.3891 kimballfarm.com Fifty flavors of homemade ice cream! Seafood Shack, Country

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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 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


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 .

A Great Night Out Either Begins Or Ends At Heritage Farm Ice Cream Burgers Subs Sandwiches Dinners And More Home to Our Famous Maine Lobster Roll 163 Pawtucket Blvd, Lowell 978 459 0802 HeritageFarmIceCream.com www.thetownandthecityfestival.com APRIL 28&29 2023 A SPRING CELEBRATION OF MUSIC AND ART IN LOWELL 27 Greater Merrimack Valley |


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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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Regional Map & Transportation


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.


Logan International Airport 800.23LOGAN or 617.561.1800 massport.com

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

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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 31 Greater Merrimack Valley |
MANCHESTER, NH Manchester-Boston
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; Manchester-Boston Regional Airport offers air travelers easy highway access, competitive airfares, inexpensive parking and a growing schedule of nonstop and direct jet services.

Museum Store · Gallery Talks · Wheelchair Accessible Ten changing exhibitions during the year explore the artistry, history, and innovations in quiltmaking and textile arts.

NEQM.org 18 Shattuck St · Lowell, MA 978 452 4207
It’s Revolutionary! The ALL-New Concord Museum concordmuseum.org
33 what will DCU mean to you? For the past 15 years DCU has been providing saving and loan options to individuals families and businesses in the Greater Lowell area We look forward to connecting with you, to see what DCU means to you Visit our Lowell and Tyngsborough branches or learn more at dcu org/branches Membership Required Insured by NCUA | dcu org NMLS#: 466914 Acton, Massachusetts has stayed true to its New England character with its many historical sites and conservation lands. This hidden gem also offers scenic spaces such as Nara Park and the Acton Arboretum as well as five vibrant villages filled with entertainment and shops. www.actonma.gov ART. MEET. SHOP. EAT. ALL WITHIN STEPS. COME AND VISIT SALEM Salem’s recovery marketing has been funded in part by the City of Salem and the US Economic Development Administration. salem.org 15 MILES NORTH OF BOSTON #SALEMMA

Where To Stay


No matter the length of your stay or your budget, you’ll find the perfect accommodations in the Greater Merrimack Valley and surrounding area. From extended-stay properties, to charming, fullservice inns and hotels, we have an option for you.

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Inn on Boltwood

30 Boltwood Avenue 413.256.8200 innonboltwood.com

The Inn on Boltwood has welcomed guests to Amherst and the Pioneer Valley since 1926. Renovated in 2011, the transformed Inn features 49 unique and stylish guest rooms and suites, 8,000 square feet of meeting and event space including a spacious new ballroom, updated and expanded conference facilities, and a new farm-totable inspired full full-service restaurant 30Boltwood.


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.

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Boston Andover Courtyard


Exit 45 off Interstate 93 10 Campanelli Drive 978.794.0700 marriott.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 978.725.4411 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.

Homewood Suites Hotel

Boston Andover 4 Riverside Drive 978.475.6000 hilton.com

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!

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.

Sonesta Es Suites Andover 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

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separate areas for sleeping, eating, working, and relaxing. Complimentary hot and healthy breakfast buffet.


Courtyard by Marriott Billerica/Bedford 270 Concord Road 978.670.7500

courtyardbillerica.com 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.


Boxboro Regency Hotel and Conference Center 242 Adams Place 978.889.1711

holidayinn.com/boxboroughma 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 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.

Sonesta Es Suites Burlington 11 Concord Road 781.221.2233


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 TuesdayThursday nights, high speed Wi-Fi and local shuttle service!

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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 Chelmsford-Lowell 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!

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 978.371.2908 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 England’s top destinations for both business and leisure travelers. Experience history at Concord’s Colonial Inn.

North Bridge Inn B&B 21 Monument Street 978.371.0014 northbridgeinn.com

B&B Inn located in the heart of historic Concord, within walking distance to sites of interest. Six spacious suites. Free WiFi. Families welcome.

Residence Inn by Marriott Concord 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.

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Thoreau Society - Shop at Walden Pond 915 Walden St. 978.287.5477

shopatwaldenpond.org Discover a relaxing retreat just 15 miles away from downtown Boston at The Westin Waltham Boston, a AAA Four Diamond Hotel. Situated near the best of Boston but tucked away in the suburb of Waltham, Massachusetts, guests enjoy a compelling blend of urban convenience and residential calm at our hotel.


Aloft Lexington

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 781.761.1734

elementlexington.com 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.

Inn At Hastings ParkRelais & Chateaux

2027 Massachusetts Avenue 781.861.0131


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 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.


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.


Sonesta Select

Lowell/Chelmsford 30 Industrial Avenue East 978.458.7575


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

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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.

Umass Lowell Inn & Conference Center 50 Warren Street 978.934.6917 aramark.com 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.

NASHUA Courtyard by Marriott Nashua 2200 Southwood Drive 603.880.9100 courtyardnashua.com The Courtyard by Marriott Nashua welcomes you to southern New Hampshire with beautiful, modern accommodations, and fantastic amenities.


Element Hotel Chelmsford 25 Research Place 978.256.5151 marriott.com

Located minutes from UMASS Lowell, Zoll, Kronos, Plum Choice, Ribbon Communications, EMD, Raytheon, Valero, First Light, and the Cross Point building in historic Chelmsford, MA, The Element Hotel was designed as

a holistic approach to nurture your mind, body, soul, and planet. Nestled in the heart of New England, SALEM, NEW HAMPSHIRE Holiday Inn Salem (I-93 at exit 2) 1 Keewaydin Drive 603.893.5511 ihg.com/holdiayinn/hotels/us/en/salem/ selnh/hoteldetail 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.


Fairfield Inn Boston Tewksbury/Andover 1695 Andover Street 978.640.0700 prosperahospitality.com 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!

Holiday Inn

Tewksbury/Andover 4 Highwood Drive 978.640.9000 twintierhospitality.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 highspeed wireless internet access for all guest rooms and function areas.

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Residence Inn by Marriott


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 MondayWednesday 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.

Residence at- Tewksbury 20 International Place 978.863.9800 towneplacesuites.com 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 pet-friendly 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.


Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa 160 Pawtucket Blvd. 978.419.4300 chateaumerrimack.com Thirty-five miles north of Boston and five miles south of the New Hampshire border lies an exclusive landmark chateau – reminiscent of a castle on the hill – overlooking the Merrimack River. Completely renovated inside and out, our resort sits on 12 lush acres of manicured lawn with numerous patios, trellises, and pergolas offering unparalleled views of the streaming creek.


The Westin-Waltham Boston 70 Third Avenue 781.290.5600 westin.com/waltham Only 15 miles from downtown Boston, our Waltham hotel provides easy access to Concord, Lexington and Cambridge. With IBM and Microsoft offices just one mile away, our location is incredibly convenient for business travelers. Our hotel is the perfect location for business and leisure. Host a memorable meeting in our 20,500 square feet of space, and afterward stay fit in the WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio. The outdoor terrace provides the perfect spot for a wholesome lunch, while the Lobby Lounge invites you to relax with cocktails. Our updated 351 guest rooms and suites feature the famous Heavenly® Bed and Heavenly® Shower to ensure a comfortable stay. Maintain productivity with high-speed internet access, rise and shine with Starbucks® coffee and relax with a flat-screen TV.

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Hampton Inn & Suites Westford 9 Nixon Road 978.392.1555 hilton.com

We’re in Westford Technology Park, just off I-495. You’ll find dozens of businesses just a few steps away, plus many shops and restaurants. It’s three minutes to the Nashoba Valley Ski Area. In summer, take the kids to Kimball Farm, three miles away.

Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center 219 Littleton Road 978.727.8712 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.


Fairfield Inn by Marriott Boston Woburn/Burlington 285 Mishawum Road 781.938.7575


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.

Hampton Inn by Hilton Boston Woburn

371 Washington St. 781.866.0565 hilton.com

Off I-95, we’re within a 20-minute drive of Harvard, Legoland, and Boston Logan International Airport. Downtown Boston attractions like the Freedom Trail and New England Aquarium are less than nine miles away. Our hotel shares space with Homewood Suites, offering extra perks for our guests.

Hilton Boston/Woburn 2 Forbes Road 781.904.0640 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.

Residence Inn Boston Woburn 300 Presidential Way 781.376.4000 residenceinnwoburn.com

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.

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Chateau Merrimack is an idyllic countryside escape where the wine flows as freely as the Merrimack River and where guests are treated to luxurious accommodations, premier amenities, a full-service spa, world -class eateries, and an award-winning wine cellar featuring over 60,000 of the world’s fine varietals. 160 Pawtucket Blvd. Tyngsboro, MA 01879 (978) 419-4300 www.chateaumerrimack.com 915 Walden St, Concord, MA 01742 978-287-5477 Open Daily thoreausociety.org (homepage) shopatwaldenpond.org (eStore We also have a Bookshop affiliate store. THE THOREAU SOCIETY SHOP AT WALDEN POND 43 Greater Merrimack Valley |

Eat & Drink


Andover Inn


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!


True West Brewing Co. 525 Massachusetts Ave. 978.206.1600 brewtruewest.com

True West Brewery is an Acton, Massachusetts family-owned village supported scratch kitchen restaurant and craft brewery. But we strive to be far more. As a Community Supported Brewery (CSB), True West Brewery is a hub for the best of Massachusetts.

4 Chapel Ave. 978.775.4902 andoverinn.com Located on the campus of Phillips Academy, the Andover Inn offers 30 well-appointed guestrooms, private function space, and Samuels Restaurant. The perfect venue for any occasion.

The Chateau 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.



185 Chelmsford Street – Route 110 978.256.7777 moonstones110.com

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.

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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, and savor delicious made-to-order, 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.


Owen & Ollie’s Restaurant & Pub 91 Mill Street 978.957.4400


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 to 100 people. Play Lottery and Keno. Free WiFi. Take-out 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 Mon-Thurs 11:00am-10:30pm; Friday 11:00am-11:30pm; Saturday 8am-11:30pm; Sunday 8am-10:30pm. Food served ½ hour prior to closing.


Athenian Corner Restaurant & Lounge 207 Market Street 978.458.7052


A touch of Athens in the heart of Downtown Lowell. Open for Lunch & Dinner. Visit us to #PartyLikeTheGreeks

Brando’s Pizza

261 W Manchester St. 978.902.1117 brandospizza.foodtecsolutions.com/ ordering/home

Since the 1990s, Brando’s has been family owned and operated providing the city of Lowell with great food made with the freshest ingredients. Well known as “Home of the Super Sub”, our 20” large sub sets us apart from any other place.

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Brew’d Awakening Coffeehaus

61 Market Street 978.454.2739 brewdawakening.com 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.

Cobblestones of Lowell 91 Dutton Street 978.970.2282


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.

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 espressopizzaoflowell.com Serving fine Italian specialties since 1962 in downtown Lowell. Offering pizza, subs and full dinners. Open 11:30am-9pm Sun-Thurs; 11:30am-10pm FriSat. 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 fusebistro.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.

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.


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.

Worthen House Cafe

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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Stones Social 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!


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.



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.


Lord Hobo Brewing Company 5 Draper St 781.281.0809 lordhobo.com

Lord Hobo Woburn is ready to accommodate a variety of palates with Lord Hobo’s fanfavorite core offerings, limited and brewery-only Lord Hobo releases, and as well as rotating guest taps for wine and cider. The taproom also serves a full menu with appetizers, craft pizzas, sandwiches, and other delicious food options.

Angelina’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria

1866 Main Street • 978-319-9573 • angelinastewksbury.com

“Growing up my memories were made at the family dinner table where we came together, talked about our day, eat great food and sipped wine. For hours we enjoyed each other company and cherished the memories that became unforgettable. That’s what inspires us today at Angelina’s!”

Offering Italian staples such as Chicken Parmigiana and Veal Marsala, house made desserts specializing in Italian wines from Italy, many with organic practices, including our main Zaccagnini wines from our grandparents village in Bolognano, Italy.

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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.

CONCORD 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

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11, Pizzuti Photography, The Farm Market on Sunday, and A Little Bazaar marketplace every Saturday.

LOWELL Mill No. 5



250 Jackson Street, Unit 402 978.656.1828 facebook.com/millno5

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.

Western Avenue Studios


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


1300 Lawrence Street 978.815.8759 sykesfloristlowellma.flowersokfq.com 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!

LEXINGTON Crafty Yankee 1838 Mass Avenue 781.863.1219 craftyyankee.com Discover artisan jewelry, beautiful accessories, distinctive gifts, hostess ideas, things for babies & small indulgences to make you feel specialA regional favorite destination for unique jewelry, special occasion gifts & table art. Our focus is on American made and responsibility sourced global products.

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Visitor Services

BEDFORD Middlesex Community College

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.


591 Springs Road 800.818.3434 middlesex.mass.edu

The college offers 70 degree and certificate programs, hundreds of online and noncredit courses, as well as corporate education and training.



231 White St. #1 617.459.7719 localiq.com

LocaliQ provides a suite of marketing automation, channel campaign management, CRM, and insight tools with expertled services. This empowers businesses to reach customers on the right channels and take control of the data and insights they need to make decisions for actionable growth.

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Open the Door, Inc. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT 374 Marlborough Street 617.536.0590 openthedoor.biz

Open the Door is a strategic marketing and public relations firm uniquely positioned to serve the needs of our domestic and international clients. Leveraging years of professional experience and key contacts to increase business for clients, we specialize in business development, marketing and public relations.

BURLINGTON Beth Israel Lahey Health HOSPITALS 41 Mall Road 781.744.5100 laheyhealth.org

At Beth Israel Lahey Health are helping our patients, their families, our communities, and health care as a whole, be healthier. Lahey Health is what’s next in healthcare providing a full continuum of integrated health services close to where you live or work.

Northeastern University Innovation Campus at Burlington MA 147 South Bedford St. 781.238.8460 burlington.northeastern.edu Northeastern’s Innovation Campus. At this center for advancing technology, the university partners with industry, government, and academia on new ways to power, protect, connect, and transform our world.


Town of Concord Visitors Center

VISITOR INFORMATION/ TOUR & TRAVEL 58 Main Street 978.318.3061 visitconcord.org Begin your trip to Concord at the Visitor Center, a onestop welcome center with information desk, restrooms, gift shop, shuttle stop, bikes and more. Walking tours on indigenous people, women of Concord, and more, including 1 p.m. history tour. Private and group tours also offered. Open daily.


Stafford, Gaudet & Associates, LLC 19 Fletcher St. 978.250.0300 sgacpa.com

Since 1983, Stafford, Gaudet & Associates, LLC and its predecessors have served large, small or emerging businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals in New England. We provide assistance for clients in varied industries: real estate, restaurant, apparel, legal services, manufacturing, high tech, transportation, medical, construction, retail, professional consultants and a variety of non-profit organizations. Much of our experience is transferable among industries.

Triton Systems, Inc. 330 Billerica Road 978.250.4200 tritonsystems.com

Triton’s mission is to develop innovative products to solve our customers’ most challenging problems.

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Tree House Craft Cannabis 61 Silva Lane 781.526.0994

visittreehousema.com/locations/dracut/ Tree House Craft Cannabis Dracut is committed to attracting new businesses – small and large. The geographic location, endless source of talented workers, citizens and volunteers dedicated to their community, and the natural beauty of the town make it a great place to live and work.

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.

Colonial Times Magazine MEDIA P.O. Box 473 781.274.9997


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.

LEXINGTON Spectacle Management

MARKETING & COMMUNICATION SERVICES 1775 Mass Ave 2nd Floor, Suite 3A 1.800.657.8774


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.


Digital Federal Credit Union BANKS 564 Bridge St. 978.452.4701 dcu.org

Digital Federal Credit Union, better known as DCU, is a notfor-profit financial cooperative owned by and operated for our members. With headquarters in Marlborough, Massachusetts, DCU is the largest credit union headquartered in New England as measured by assets and is among the top 20 nationwide.

Free Soil Arts Collective

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS c/o Greater Lowell Community Foundation 978.401.6867 freesoilarts.org

The Free Soil Arts Collective’s mission is to create opportunities for BIPOC artists in the Merrimack Valley to invest in their craft, develop new work, and share with the public in the place they call home.

Greater Lowell Community Foundation

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS 100 Merrimack St. 978.970.1600 glcfoundation.org

The Greater Lowell Community Foundation offers a wide range of services to support responsible giving that makes a difference in people’s lives.

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Life as a Maven


27 Jackson St 781.308.4191 lifeasamaven.com

The mission of Life As A Maven is to connect readers and followers to new and exciting experiences including great food, cool new fashion and a variety of travel adventures. We are dedicated to posting interesting content that our readers can benefit from and share with others.

Lowell General Hospital


295 Varnum Avenue/ 1 Hospital Drive 978.937.6202 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.

Lowell Management Group

50 East Merrimack St. 508.740.0981 spectacleshows.com

Lowell Management Group was founded in 2018 to provide a broad array of venue management services in the city of Lowell, MA. Both big and small, we aim to help any act find the venue that will best fit their performance. The combination of having a booking, marketing, design, and events departments all in one company helps us to execute the success of events we support.

Cruise Holidays


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.

Enterprise Bank BANKS 222 Merrimack Street 978.656.5672 ebtc.com Merrimack Valley’s only independently owned commercial bank with 23 convenient locations.

Lowell Sun Charities


PO Box 2439

Lowell Sun Charities was established in 1947 with a basic mission to support local charitable causes. The Sun Santa Fund was founded, and is now celebrating over 30 years helping the community.

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.

Middlesex Community College


33 Kearney Square 800.818.3434 middlesex.mass.edu

The college offers 70 degree and certificate programs, hundreds of online and noncredit courses, as well as corporate education and training.

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University of Massachusetts Lowell


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.

Clark 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.

Owlstamp Visual Solutions

PRINTERS 21 1st St. 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.

Higgins & Ross Marketing & Communication Services


219 Jackson Street Suite 401 978.618.2219 joan@higginsross.com higginsross.com

Cultural Affairs and Sp. Events/ COOL Inc. COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS 122 Merrimack St. 978.455.7652 lowell.org cultureiscool.org The Office of Cultural Affairs & Special Events is the official arts and events agency for the City of Lowell, MA.


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.

Lowell Festival Foundation

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS 67 Kirk St. 978.275.1783 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.

Lowell City Hall

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS 375 Merrimack St. 978.674.4000 lowellma.gov A crossroad of commerce and creativity, the City of Lowell is a diverse urban environment. Named one of the best places to live by Boston Magazine, the City is characterized by its established arts community, distinct residences and commercial vitality. The fourth largest city in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Lowell is home to an eclectic mix of cultural attractions.

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Lowell Housing Authority


350 Moody Street 978.937.3500 lhma.org


Marte Media MEDIA PRODUCTION 122 Western Ave. 978.710.9007 marte.media/ Marte Media is a media production studio focusing on photography, video production, and marketing content. Great stories leave a lasting effect; that’s why we approach every project from an exciting storytelling perspective.


MARKETING & COMMUNICATION SERVICES 19 Felton Place 504.606.5849 avmediainc.com AVmedia are a solutions and service oriented family with an agency approach, built on creative collaboration with our partners and ongoing investments in technology.


Consider It Done Special Events, LLC

PARTY RENTALS 84 Milton St. 617.752.1163 CIDspecialevents.com Consider It Done Special Events is a full-service event planning company focused on providing décor and event production services.


Shields Design Studio

COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING 26 Howland St. 508.732.9903


For over twenty five years, the creative team at Shields Design Studio has provided visual communications and marketing programs. Services include brand identity, print design, ads, web design/ development, environmental branding, Illustration, and more!

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Sperling Interactive WEB DEVELOPMENT

10 Derby Square 978.304.1730

sperlinginteractive.com Sperling Interactive is your source for everything web development. Founded in 2008 by Michael Sperling, we are an integrated agency that prides itself on providing big results with a personal touch.

SHIRLEY Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce


2 Shaker Road, Suite B200 978.772.6976


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

Lure Creative Design, Inc.


198 Portage Trail Ext. W Cuyahoga Falls 330.907.8710

LureCreativeDesign.com Lure Creative Design is a fullservice marketing firm focused on promoting communities throughout the country. We assist Convention & Visitors Bureaus and Chambers of Commerce with the publishing of their Visitor and Community Guides, and help Chamber members and businesses of all sizes, with their print, web and digital marketing solutions.

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February 17, 18

Greater Lowell Pride June 3

Lowell’s Fourth of July July 4

Folk Festival July 28, 29, 30

Monsterbash & Halloween Stroll October 21


City of Lights November 23


Holiday Prelude

Sunday, December 4 - 4pm-6pm

Chelmsford Town Center

Chelmsford, MA


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.

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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