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Maudslay State Park, Newburyport
(4.6/5 based on 110 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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  • Maudslay is about a square mile of mixed woods and open meadows. Down by the river there are elevated overlooks onto a bend in the Merrimack River. This was previously an estate belonging to a wealthy...  more »
  • Incredibly beautiful park with a lot of trails you can hike, run, bike, or whatever else it i you do. In winter I believe there is cross country skiing there, but not 100% sure. I went and enjoyed the...  more »
  • The ways are unfortunately not well described, but the landscape here is really nice and if you go down to the River, you can find very nice places for a little rest. The Indian summer is here also to see. $5 a day ticket costs. Parking spaces are sufficient.
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  • Beautiful trails. Plentiful parking with low daily rates. Bathrooms. Excellent park interpreters! Ms. Donna's free kid-leidoscope program for young children is great.
  • 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.
  • One of my favorite places to explore.
  • Gorgeous park with a great interpreter!