Just a 30-minute drive northwest of Boston lies the Merrimack Valley. No matter which of the four seasons it is, the area offers plenty of activities for residents to enjoy. The Merrimack Valley is located close to ocean and lakes, mountains, cultural hubs as well as home to over 50 colleges and universities. Whether you’re looking for vibrant and active, comfortable and cozy, or fun and educational – the Merrimack Valley has everything you need.
Lowell, a two-time All-America City Award winner, is located in the heart of the Merrimack Valley. Lowell is abundant in diversity of people and commerce and has been home to historical figures and celebrities Jack Kerouac, Ed McMahon, Francis Cabot Lowell, Bette Davis and Michael Chiklis. Remnants of the historic textile companies of the Industrial Revolution can be observed as a reminder of the city’s rich history.
Given the close proximity to the international city of Boston, the area boasts one of the highest educated and diverse populations in the country. A unique blend of urban amenities and suburban convenience has established the Merrimack Valley as a hub of extensive arts and entertainment including eclectic galleries, Broadway headlining theater, international concert performances, professional sporting events and dining for every palate and budget. There’s always something new to explore.
Merrimack Valley is located near Routes 495, 93 and 3 with easy access to Boston, Southern New Hampshire and beyond.
- 30 minutes to Boston
- 90 minutes to Winnipesaukee and the White Mountains of New Hampshire
- 120 minutes to Cape Cod and Hartford, CT
- 80 minutes to Providence, RI