Lawrence Heritage State Park


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Lawrence Heritage State Park


Location:From I-495 in Lawrence, take Exit 45 (Marston Street), left on Canal Street, then 3 blocks to Jackson Street.
Facilities:Visitor center, picnic area, bicycle paths, hiking trails, restrooms (é), boat ramp, historic sites.
Activities:Boating (é), canoeing, fishing, hiking, bicycling, interpretive programs.
Special Features:This heritage park explains the role the city of Lawrence (one of America's first planned industrial cities) had in creating the labor unions of America. The mills of Lawrence were the site of the nation's first labor strikes. The visitor center is located in a restored 1840s boarding house and features two floors of exhibits. Nearby is 5-acre Pemberton Park, with walking trails, benches, and views of the city's mills and historic dam. Lawrence Riverfront State Park has tennis, basketball, and street hockey courts, a children's play area, walking trails, and a sledding hill.
Address:1 Jackson St
Lawrence, MA 01840

Phone:978-794-1655
Web: www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/northeast/lwhp.htm
Size: 74 acres.

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