Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Newburyport

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Parker River National Wildlife Refuge is located in Newburyport. Plan to see Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and other attractions that appeal to you using our Newburyport itinerary site.
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  • I first came here on a sunny Sunday afternoon in March and the Hellcat parking lot was full, so I continued on the unpaved road down toward Sandy Point and walked around down there. I returned early.....  more »
  • I walked the Hellcat Boardwalk Loop for the first time back in November and fell in love with the pampas grasses then caught the sunset before heading home. There is ample parking in the lot and the....  more »
  • It was right after Christmas so probably more children but was a lovely serene place to appreciate nature!  more »
  • Such a special place. Ample parking lots, pristine facilities, friendly staff- all included for the low daily rate of $5. One of the best beaches in northern Massachusetts- clean sands, clear waters, tons of space to spread out (even during crowded weekends). From every parking lot, the beach is just a sandy boardwalk away, don't miss it! Also beautiful salt marshes and tons of biking, boating, fishing and birding opportunities.
  • Love this place. Limited parking in certain areas allows you to find an spot that is not overwhelmed by people.
  • Love visiting here and walking the beach as well as the inland areas. The views are great, birds and wildlife are every where. Due to the piping plovers nesting access to some beach areas is limited depending on the time of year.
  • A local treasure! Bring your camera and comfortable shoes. It can be windy off of the water, so bring a jacket. PLENTY of trails to choose from. Birdwatcher's paradise.
  • The most beautiful, peaceful place. Countless winding boardwalks around dunes, and observation towers to look around from.

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