River Cycle: The Concord in Lowell
Contact: Chad Montrie, 978-934-4275
Contact: Phil Lupsieiwcz, 978-275-1705
LOWELL, MA — A lush garden cemetery. A dam built for the Middlesex Manufacturing Company. A gothic Catholic church. A lone smokestack. These are among the many relics of the past visible along the Concord River as it flows through Lowell. An attentive eye will also notice various natural features, like white water rapids, animal tracks, soaring hawks, and ferns & wild flowers. But the history and ecology of the waterway and its banks have been long neglected. Now Lowell’s “other river” has been rediscovered.
Did You Know?
By 1850 the mills commemorated at Lowell National Historical Park were annually producing enough cloth to encircle the earth twice!