Maudslay State Park, Newburyport

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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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  • We came to enjoy the Halloween Walk fundraiser for the Theater in the Open and fortunately arrived ahead of that event so we were able to enjoy a picnic lunch and then a walk through the woods. The se...  more »
  • Others have commented on the open meadows, shady walks, picnic tables,fine old trees (some looking like a Disney movie- see photo). I agree. They also commented on a lack of trail signs (I also agree)...  more »
  • Lovely, scenic trails and fields to slowly ramble and discover the wonders of nature. Parking available, and also a great place to picnic and/or bring your kids and pets!  more »
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  • A very special place for me and my family. Been going there for years. Memorial day weekend the rhodies and azaleas bloom and its stunningly beautiful. They have fun festivals, like a haunted trail walk in October. They have art exhibits and sculptures every year. And winter cross country skiing. I even had a wedding there a very long time ago! Great place!
  • Beautiful place. We went with our 1 year old. You can push a carriage down the trails, but some parts are difficult due to terrain. Beautiful spot for a picnic as there are many trees for cover and the open grass area is accessible from the parking lot and is close to the restrooms.
  • Wonderful place for a walk. Long trails... Along the river, through gardens, and woods. A really nice old estate. Something is blooming all summer long... Incredible specimens of Rhody, Azelea and Mountain Laurel. Great birding too!
  • Nice but seems a bit run down, gardens are not kept up, the park map is not good enough to really get you around. Nice walk but not amazing for sure
  • I love this place. It is right on the river with beautiful views. Great for walking or running. There are also live performances or art shows going on here often. Stumble upon something new every time you go.

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