Merrimack Valley Vacations
This city lies some 25 miles (40 kilometers) from the state capital of Massachusetts, Boston and about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Manchester.
Lovers of the arts will find plenty to cheer about at these three much-loved performance venues in Merrimack Valley. For a fun night out, head to the Tsongas Arena, the Lowell Memorial Auditorium or the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, each of which runs a unique blend of shows.
Unleash your inner-child on your vacation by taking the whole family to a couple of the terrific children’s attractions in the Merrimack Valley area. Let the kids loose at Butterfly Place and the popular Andover Bird Sanctuary. Naturally, the children will first want to go to Kimball Farm, a favorite with Merrimack Valley locals and visitors alike.
The main cultural centers and galleries are the Robert S. Peabody Museum and the John Greenleaf Whittier Homestead and Museum, where you can take the family for a few hours of exhibit browsing. Of the many interesting museums in the city these two are two of the more talked about.
A pleasant way to experience the countryside around Merrimack Valley is to hit the fairways at the area’s popular golf courses. To experience to this region’s leafier side, book a round at Andover Country Club and also Crystal Lake Golf Club.
Slip back through the mists of time at Lowell National Historical Park and Lawrence Heritage State Park, just two of the important heritage sites around Merrimack Valley. Learn a thing or two about the history of Merrimack Valley before exploring the area's more contemporary attractions.
If you are looking for somewhere to recharge your batteries, take a boat ride or just enjoy the sunlight shining on the water, the local lake named Pomps Pond is a great place to check out. On a sunny day this calming location is the perfect location to head to for a little relaxation.
When you need a little time out, visit Penguin Park, where locals come to enjoy a little slice of tranquility. Families love to visit here for its charm and pretty gardens.
The nature havens around Merrimack Valley show you the species of flora and fauna that exist in the local area. Take a long walk in Boxford State Forest and appreciate your escape from the paved streets.