I also have a question about getting there.
Driving is the obvious choice, but that turns out to be a 4.5 hour drive each way. I know Long Island Ferrys run to Bridgeport, CT, but does anyone have a suggestion of how we could take a ferry? My thought would be to take it from LI to CT, then drive the rest of the way; but if there's a quicker way anyone knows of, I'd appreciate it.
Thanks in advance!
Are you leaving from NJ or LI? If you leave from NJ you could be in Lowell in a little under 4 hours (depending on traffic.) From LI, the ferry is a good option. It probably won't save you time on your trip...other then being less driving time. There is a ferry from Port Jefferson, NY to Bridgeport and then about another 2 1/2 hours driving to Lowell. There is also a ferry from Orient Point, NY to New London, CT... with another 1 1/2 hours driving to Lowell from New London. You need to make a reservation for both ferries ahead of time.
I went to the game in September in Lowell between the Devils and Bruins. Seemed like a nice arena and ok town...very industrial. I only stayed for the game...so I'm not sure about the restaurants and bars.
Hope that helped. I drive to MA a lot...if you have any other questions.