Merimack Riverwalk Trail

Merrimack Riverwalk Information

In partnership with the Commonwealth, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), and the City of Lawrence, GWL managed pre-development work for the Merrimack Riverwalk Trail, envisioned as a 2.6-mile pedestrian walkway along the banks of the Merrimack River. When complete, the Riverwalk Trail will provide a tremendous new amenity for residents, employees, and visitors to the City. Early concept designs were created for the first community meeting, which was held in November 2006. In tandem with the design work, project partners coordinated legal research and documentation to establish access agreements for public use of the Riverwalk Trail. With the Spicket River Greenway established, and planning and design moving forward for the Lawrence & Manchester Rail Trail, GWL is reengaging with partners and abutters to move forward planning for the Merrimack Riverwalk Trail.