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Maudslay State Park, Newburyport

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web
Maudslay State Park is a landscaped and decorative park along the banks of the Merrimack River. It features 19th-century plants and gardens, rolling meadows, tall pines, and one of the largest naturally occurring stands of mountain laurel. The Maudslay State Park Association is a 501c3 with hundreds of members, dedicated to the preservation of this land and its unique historical and horticultural treasures.
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  • I came here with my parents and my younger sister, and I have to say that is was pretty great! It was so quiet and nice to be there, because it had such a calm atmosphere. We hiked in a big circle all...  read more »
  • Visited here for a family wedding in the grounds. Service was in a open area surrounded by trees and was a lovely setting and a sun trap. Had photos taken overlooking the river and overall a wonderful...  read more »
  • well maintained, large, dogs have to be on leash, not busy at all can get lost, some trails make a circle - take a map 
  • Maudslay is an excellent choice for a day hike. Located along the Merrimack river in Newburyport, Maudslay was an old estate owned and operated by multiple generations of the same family. Old foundations, greenhouses and horticultural touches abound in the park. Many trails, let you get away from it all. A portion is off limits during certain times of year for native bird nesting, but there is still plenty to explore. Many of the trails are suitable for horses, so watch your step. Flora & fuana never disappoints, recent visit turned up hundreds of ladyslippers, a pair of pileated woodpeckers, owl chicks, etc. Take a picnic!
  • What a beautiful place to visit. The park is an estate that was donated to the state. The entire place is covered with great walking, hiking, and horse trails. The gardens are pretty, but seemed to be a bit neglected. There are many events and programs presented here, so make sure you check out their website to see if anything fun is happening when you'll be there.
  • Gorgeous park with a great interpreter!
  • Beautiful park on the river.
  • Wen't here at night, the street light in front of hell's gate would turn off when you stood directly underneath it and turn back on again after you walked past. I also saw a man in all white roaming about the fields at around 12 a.m. A bit creepy but awesome place to walk around at night...or day, if you're into that kind of thing.
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