Four Lawrence Locales Make Massachusetts List of 1,000 Great Places to Visit

The following four places in Lawrence made the list compiled by the Great Places in Massachusetts Commission, and informed by nominations from the public:

  • Den Rock Park, Route 114, across from the North Andover Mall
    • It is the city’s largest open space, with 120 acres of woodland trails and a natural rock face used for climbing
  • The Great Stone Dam, Merrimack River, off Route 28 between Canal and Merrimack Streets
    • It was designed by Charles S. Storrow, Chief Engineer for the Essex Company, and was completed in 1848 to power Lawrence’s vast mills
    • At the time of its construction it was the longest dam in the world, measuring 1629 feet
  • Essex Art Center, 56 Island St.
    • It is a non-profit art organization that seeks to support the artistic potential of the Greater Lawrence Community
  • Lawrence History Center, 6 Essex St.
    • The center collects and preserves documents and artifacts that are important to Lawrence's history

Groundwork Lawrence is excited to see Den Rock Park, a site with which we've developed a close relationship, recognized by the commission. GWL has coordinated Green Team trail improvements at the park, created a parking lot, and has committed to various other improvements.

To see the complete list of places in Massachusetts, as shown in the Boston Globe, click here.