Massachusetts Has One Of The Best Canal Cities In The Country
Massachusetts is filled with all different types of beautiful landscapes. And in a recent feature by Traveling Rauf, a Massachusetts area was named one of the best canal cities in the country.
“One unique attraction you can’t find everywhere is canal cities in the US with waterways and waterbodies – towns connected by a network of waterways for transportation purposes.,” Traveling Rauf says.
These artificial waterways are typically spacious and deep enough to allow boats and is often used for shipping. Commercial concerns aside, spending time at a canal is a relaxing excursion and a beautiful way to take in the unique charm of a city.
There are some scenic canal paths through America that have a lot to offer. You can enjoy a waterfront lunch in San Antonio, Texas. Or explore the jaw-dropping residential communities in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Then, there’s Lowell. That’s right. This northern Massachusetts area was named one of the best canal cities in the country.
Lowell Ranked #6
In case you are not familiar, not only does Lowell have canals and waterways, but they also have four themed walks you can take along them. “The Locks and Canals Historic District includes all of Lowell’s 5.6 mile canal system, associated dams, locks, gatehouses, mill yards, and corporation boardinghouses,” the City of Lowell explains.
As for additional canal adventures to explore here, the Pawtucket Canal offers boat tours. Here you can “explore how mill owners and engineers harnessed and directed water through the city,” the Lowell National Park Service explains.
The only other New England waterway named here was in the Lake Champlain area of Vermont. In fact, New York was the only other northeastern state that was recognized for having some of the best canal cities in the country.