Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Newburyport

4.7
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  • a place you a visit year round. Beaches are gorgeous and the fall, winter and spring bring migratory birds making it a fantastic destination! 
    a place you a visit year round. Beaches are gorgeous and the fall, winter and spring bring migratory birds making it a fantastic destination!  more »
  • Make sure you get there early...even in February due to limited parking spaces. Also you can't ride bikes on the beach. Kind of disappointing because I would love to do that in the off season...and... 
    Make sure you get there early...even in February due to limited parking spaces. Also you can't ride bikes on the beach. Kind of disappointing because I would love to do that in the off season...and...  more »
  • Whether a birder or not, this is a beautiful place to visit. We did walk the Hellcat trail, which is perfect if you have walking issues. Even in December, the marsh views are spectacular! It would be....  more
    Whether a birder or not, this is a beautiful place to visit. We did walk the Hellcat trail, which is perfect if you have walking issues. Even in December, the marsh views are spectacular! It would be....  more »
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  • We visited in May to go birding. The refuge did not disappoint. Well kept bathrooms at every parking point, the trails are clean and level. It’s a great place for accessibility. Visiting in the early morning will most likely get you parking, later in the day it gets quite crowded. Overall a great day trip!
  • Clean, safe, well-maintained and organized area; attentive and welcoming staff. I love how this refuge has created a space where people and wildlife can coexist:for example the area of beach closed off to protect nesting birds, while people are fishing, swimming, and sunbathing nearby. I also love how the staff has a sense of humor: the funny hand-drawn cartoons on sandwich boards illustrating posted warnings at the entrance gate.
  • This place is beautiful--great for birding, kayaking, and general loving of nature. You can also avoid the Samsonite beach crowds by coming here. The greenheads are super annoying, so be prepared for that. But that shouldn't do you from visiting this great resource do close to Boston.
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  • It is an enormous and clean park. Trails are well maintained easy access for the mobility challenge. There is Abundant wildlife to observe.

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