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Magical Winter Adventures in the Greater Merrimack Valley, MA

When the chill sets in and the snow falls, there is still so much to see and do in Greater Merrimack Valley. As you explore quaint country roads and historical landmarks you’ll see why nothing compares to winter here in the heart of New England, just 1/2 hour from Boston, MA. The towns of Lexington and Concord, MA have partnered with REVOLUTION 250 to commemorate the anniversary in 2025 of The Shot Heard ‘Round the World that began the American Revolution’s fight for freedom. They are currently hosting exciting and informative events leading up to this date. In Lowell, MA, where the American Industrial Revolution began, annual traditions celebrate this festive time of the year. Start planning now for February, when Winterfest will feature more seasonal fun for guests of all ages. After you’ve had your fill of the outdoors come inside and warm up! Try our global cuisines and regional food favorites, visit world class museums and artist studios, or take in a concert or sporting event.

Holiday View of Downtown Lowell, MA

Seasonal Sports, Activities and Shopping

Winter season in the Greater Merrimack Valley is a great time for hiking, outdoor sports, and winter festivals :

Fire Dancers at Lowell Winterfest - Lowell, MA

Art and Music

The Merrimack Valley is home to dozens of galleries, theaters, studios, and concert halls. There's something in the Greater Merrimack Valley for every type of art enthusiast, whether you prefer consuming the arts or creating your own! :

Lexington Symphony - Lexington, MA


The Greater Merrimack Valley is home to some of the most important historical sites in New England history, including:

Historic House in Bedford, MA

Dining and Lodging

Throughout the Greater Merrimack Valley, find a wide variety of lodgings, from chain hotels to local bed & breakfasts. Depending on the reason for your visit, you might lean toward a more romantic lodging experience like at the Chateau Merrimack, a landmark historic hotel like Concord’s Colonial Inn, or one of the 418 recently-renovated rooms at the luxurious Boston Marriott Burlington. Wherever you decide to stay, you will inevitably be close to plenty of the Merrimack Valley’s delicious breweries and restaurants. Lowell, especially, is home to some of the region’s best food. Be sure to check out Cobblestones, Four Sisters Owl Diner, and Athenian Corner Restaurant.

Barn Suite at the Inn at Hastings Park in Lexington, MA
Merrimack Repertory Theatre - Greater Merrimack Valley

Merrimack Repertory Theatre

Old North Bridge in Concord, MA - Greater Merrimack Valley

Old North Bridge

Concord Museum in Concord, MA - Greater Merrimack Valley

Concord Museum

Concord's Colonial Inn in Concord, MA - Greater Merrimack Valley

Concord's Colonial Inn

Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House in Winter

Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House

Lowell Winterfest - Greater Merrimack Valley

Lowell Winterfest