Hiking the Merrimack: Maudslay State Park

Join MRWC for a 1.5 hour riverside walking tour of Maudslay State Park, located in Newburyport, Mass, on Thursday, May 19 at 11 a.m. Maudslay has one of the longest contiguous publicly-accessible waterfronts along the Merrimack. We’ll explore the park’s fascinating human and natural history and their connections to the Merrimack — a Native American settlement site, the remains of a 19th century castle, the famed Laurels and the 19th century literary figures who were drawn to it, the remnants of the grand Moseley estate, and interesting natural features along the park’s riverfront. We will also talk about environmental and climate change challenges that are facing the Merrimack, and what is being done to address them.

The tour route is roughly 3 miles long, and the terrain varies from flat to hilly. Some areas require a vigorous uphill hike. This is a free event, but donations to MRWC are welcome. Please also note that Maudslay State Park charges a $5 fee for parking.

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