The serenity of our rustic setting here at Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa is all the more striking when you realize just how easy we are to reach from Lowell, Boston, and other bustling cities. And being set right along the wonderful Merrimack River, which flows its roughly hundred-mile way from New Hampshire to the Gulf of Maine, gives us an especially tranquil vibe—tuned to the slow-rolling tempo of the river.
Enjoy some of the region’s finest wining and dining—you’ll find yourself well-positioned to enjoy the great outdoors: from leisurely sightseeing to more adventurous hiking, mountain-biking, or paddling.
Soaking Up the Outdoors on a Getaway to Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa in Tyngsborough, MA
When it comes to outdoor activities at your disposal while calling our luxurious resort home, there’s simply too much to cover in one single blogpost. But that won’t stop us from at least sketching out some of the possibilities!
Paddling the Merrimack River
Nestled as you are but a stone’s throw from the Merrimack, it’s mighty hard to resist the river’s allure—so, hey, why bother resisting?
One fine way to appreciate this noble stream is by getting out on the water in a paddlecraft. You’ve got multiple options for kayaking outings long and short, but one classic route is floating the five or six miles between Tyngsborough and Lowell. Access ramps and free parking make it easy to arrange this pleasant paddle—much of it beautified by lush riparian vegetation—as a shuttle trip.
Fishing the Merrimack
Our front-yard river also happens to be a fantastic destination for angling. A wide variety of gamefish cruise its flow, from smallmouth bass, carp, northern pike, and panfish to seagoing species such as shad, herring, and striped bass making upriver runs. You might be surprised at the heft of some of the voracious stripers hauled from the lower reaches of the Merrimack not far away…
Whether on a self-guided outing or enlisting the expertise of a local guide, guests of ours with a bit of an angling bent will find plenty of good spots to cast while relishing our Four Diamond hospitality.
Nearby Hiking & Nature Appreciation
You’ve got plentiful trails to explore within shouting distance of your Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa guest room or suite. Some six miles of paths, for example, lie within the 1,000-plus acres of the Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsborough State Forest, which features some lovely woods and wetlands. Tyngsborough’s own Hunter Trail serves up nice views to the Merrimack River (and quite rich opportunities to spot native critters, from songbirds to white-tailed deer).
And another beloved local greenspace retreat is the roughly 80-acre Sherburne Nature Center & Trails, just a bit more than a mile from Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa.
Adventuring & Sightseeing Farther Afield
It’s all the more incredible the variety of scenery and outdoor activities that await within ready day-tripping distance of Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa. That includes access to the Atlantic sand and surf of the regional Gulf of Maine seaboard.
Consider, for instance, taking a jaunt out to Plum Island, where postcard-perfect, dune-backed beachfront—and one heck of a handsome lighthouse—await. The barrier island also harbors a natural treasure: the 4,700-acre Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, a mosaic of coastal habitats (including saltmarsh, freshwater marsh, cranberry bog, and sandy beach) that harbors better than 300 different species of birds—including precious populations of piping plover.
Another classic beachgoing destination is York, Maine, set only about an hour from our Tyngsborough, MA resort.
One of the region’s many hidden-gem-type destinations is the Native Plant Trust’s Garden in the Woods, about 45 minutes away on the outskirts of Framingham, Massachusetts. Native wildflowers, shrubs, and other vegetation anchor gardens set amid a semi-wild landscape of glacial eskers, ravines, and wetlands.
Only a hop, skip, and a jump as are from the New Hampshire border, plenty of Granite State attractions are also “day-trippable” from Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa. To name but one: Bear Brook State Park, New Hampshire’s biggest developed state park (at more than 10,000 acres). From swimming and boating to exploring some 40 miles of trails on boot or by bike, it’s another regional hotspot for outdoor fun.
Tyngsborough, MA Outdoor Recreation, Appreciation, and R&R on an Escape to Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa
A mere 35 miles north of Boston, Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa is a treasured luxury getaway emphasizing personalized hospitality, first-class elegance, and high standards of on-site cuisine. It’s a warm, welcoming, and unpretentiously refined oasis beside the Merrimack River, and a wonderful place to return to after an outdoor jaunt: from a few hours’ paddle to a full day’s foray to forest reserves or Atlantic beachfront.
And, in fact, quality time spent outside can very much be a part of your Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa idyll. After all, after a world-class treatment in our Juju Spa, there’s nothing like kicking back around a fire pit in our outdoor lounge area, where you can also enjoy full food and beverage service.
You’ll also find a tennis court on our grounds, and quick access to the Merrimack River’s trails.
The Full Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa Experience
Those sorts of on-site and close-by outdoor pleasures only enhance our other amenities here at Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa, which include the superlative seasonal French-Mediterranean cuisine served up at our Pino Mediterranean Steakhouse. Chef Moe Bisher’s exceptional dishes are well complemented by our Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa Vault, some 60,000 wine bottles strong, and our cognac and cigar lounge, Pasha.
The aforementioned JuJu Spa provides comprehensive treatments of every description, from body wraps and massages to soaks, facials, manicures, and pedicures. Its solarium, equipped with a retractable roof, an indoor pool, and a hot tub, is truly one of the high points of our resort complex.
So book one of our Signature Guest Rooms or Suites here at Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa today, and combine some outdoor pursuits in and around Tyngsborough, MA with some of the most singular hospitality to be had in the vicinity of Boston! We’d love to welcome you—or welcome you back—to our haven along the Merrimack River.