UMass Lowell's Bellegarde Boathouse & Kayak Center
UMass Lowell is dedicated to making Lowell the center of water sports activity in the Merrimack Valley. See below for more information about our Kayak Center and Boathouse.
The mission of our Summer Kayak Center is to offer educational and recreational kayaking opportunities to the UMass community and greater public. We provide instructional courses for adults and children of all skill levels and offer kayak rentals daily on the Merrimack River. We would love to get you out on the water, feeling confident, and having fun.
We offer a variety of programs and services including:
We offer custom tours and clinics, available for diverse groups from boy or girl scout troops to corporate groups. This option allows you to build a program that fits your needs and choose the times and dates that best fit your schedule. To schedule your program today, select the link below and complete a Custom Kayak Program Request Form.
Custom Kayak Program Request Form
Note: You need at least 6 people to create a custom program. We recommend you complete your request at least 2 weeks in advance of you preferred date.
All kayaks in our rental fleet will be sold to the public at the end of our summer season. Complete the form below to receive updates about this summer's sales.
Boat Sales Interest Request
For questions, contact Rachel Iversen at 978-934-1932 or Rachel_Iversen@uml.edu.
Other programs and services offered through the Bellegarde Boathouse include the following. The UMass Lowell Boathouse and the Merrimack River Rowing Association have teamed up to offer a boathouse and community rowing memberships. The Merrimack River Rowing Association offers an array of rowing programs over the summer. The UMass Lowell Bellegarde Boathouse and our waterfront are also available for special events. Click the links on the navigation bar on the left to find out more information about these programs and services.