Lowell Walks: The Northern Canal Walkway

Here’s another photo and post by Amy Bisson.

Northern Canal Walkway by Amy Bisson

The Northern Canal Walkway has been quite accessible this summer, but even so, whenever I see the gates open, I like to take advantage of this quiet walk. The Merrimack River is normally rock-strewn at this point; this summer the water levels seem particularly low. Because the walkway is not always open, it doesn’t seem to get the same volume of use as the nearby Riverwalk. A little solitude can be a good thing.

The walkway is open from May 15 through October 15, however access to it depends on water level and current.

Please email me (at DickHoweJr[at]gmail.com) a photo from your favorite walk in Lowell so I can post it here on the blog.

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