White Water Rafting And Other Sports Activities Near Lowell, MA

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The Merrimack Valley Area is brimming with active things to do around every corner! Whether it’s hitting the rapids or teeing off with your closest buddies, there’s always something to be found here.

White Water Rafting on the Concord River

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White water rafting season is officially here! White Water Rafting returns to the Concord River on weekends throughout May 2022. This high-octane adventure is put on by the Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust together with professional guides from Zoar Outdoor. 

Rafters meet at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center at the beginning and end of their trip. What follows is a 1.7 mile wild ride through class III and IV rapids! The natural spring runoff in May creates these rapids, producing a limited window for this thrilling adventure – one of the only urban white water rafting experiences in the country.

Advanced reservations are required and guests must be ages 14+ to raft. All equipment is provided for you. Reservations are $92/person for the 2022 seasons. Large groups can receive one free admission per group of 12.

Visit the Lowell Conservation and Trusts website to book your white water rafting tickets

Altitude Trampoline Parks


Altitude Trampoline Park in Billerica, MA, is one of the largest trampoline parks around! The park offers 15,000 sq. ft. of wall-to-wall trampolines and other fun activities – the perfect place to get your muscles moving. 

According to the park’s website, “jumping on the trampolines is suitable for ages 2 -102!” Here, children of all ages can find trampolines (of course), dodgeball courts, tumble tracks, basketball dunk lanes, battle beams, and rock climbing walls. The park also hosts various events and programs, such as Toddler Time, Friday Night Friendzy, and Family Fun Night.

While walk-ins are accepted, reservations are highly encouraged. Passes vary in cost depending on how long you’d like to jump, so be sure to check the website for the most accurate prices.

The Tiki Trail 5K Race Series at Nashoba Valley

Do you fancy yourself a runner? The Tiki Trail 5K Race Series returns to Nashoba Valley this summer. This 5K series allows runners to work their way through the scenic winding trails of Nashoba Valley.

Registration also includes entry to the race, personal times from Yankee Timing, Nightly Raffle Prizes, and post-race BBQ dinner and beverage (yum!). 

Current race dates are June 22, 29; July 13, 20, 27; and August 3. Races begin at 7 pm each evening. Runners can purchase single races or purchase all 6 races for a discounted rate. Those who register for all 6 races receive a free t-shirt!

Golfing In The Merrimack Valley

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What’s a sports list without golf? There are many golf courses throughout the Merrimack Valley to try out this season. Do you think you can hit them all (get it, hit?). 

Be sure to head over to our previous article, “12 Great Golf Courses In The Merrimack Valley Area” for an extensive list of the many golf courses near Lowell, MA. There, you can find the addresses of 12 golf courses throughout the region and a brief summary of what they have to offer our golf enthusiasts out there.

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