Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Newburyport, Massachusetts

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South of Newburyport. Short nature trails explore the various habitats and offer refuge overlooks. When open, the beach offers 6.5 miles of uninterrupted strolling. Special attractions: Nesting piping plover and migrating shorebirds and waterfowl; summer-flocking swallows; plum and cranberry picking (from the Tuesday after Labor Day through October 31); claming; surf fishing; observation platforms and blinds.
Hiking Southern New England

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Hiking Southern New England

by Rhonda & Greg Ostertag (Falcon Guides)

South of Newburyport. Short nature trails explore the various habitats and offer refuge overlooks. When open, the beach offers 6.5 miles of uninterrupted strolling. Special attractions: Nesting piping plover and migrating shorebirds and waterfowl; summer-flocking swallows; plum and cranberry picking (from the Tuesday after Labor Day through October 31); claming; surf fishing; observation platforms and blinds.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Newburyport
Distance: 6.5
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Year-round, sunrise to sunset. Beach closed April 1 through mid- to late-August.
Local Contacts: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, 508-465-5753
Local Maps: Refuge map.
Driving Directions: Directions to Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

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