Maudslay State Park

Newburyport, Massachusetts

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Right outside the seafaring town of Newburyport, Maudslay State Park encompasses a vast stretch of forest and rolling meadows high above the Merrimack River that has served as mansion grounds since the 1600s. First it was William Moulton who earned a fortune mining silver along the riverbanks, and then his descendant Henry built a gothic wooden castle on the highest point in 1860. In 1896 financier Charles Moseley tore it down, building his own seventy-two-room estate, and fashioned the grounds after Maudsleigh, his family’s ancestral home in England.
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by Steve Mirsky (Falcon Guides)

Right outside the seafaring town of Newburyport, Maudslay State Park encompasses a vast stretch of forest and rolling meadows high above the Merrimack River that has served as mansion grounds since the 1600s.

First it was William Moulton who earned a fortune mining silver along the riverbanks, and then his descendant Henry built a gothic wooden castle on the highest point in 1860. In 1896 financier Charles Moseley tore it down, building his own seventy-two-room estate, and fashioned the grounds after Maudsleigh, his family’s ancestral home in England.

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Activity Type: Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Newburyport
Distance: 2.8
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 hours
Best Times: Year-round
Local Contacts: Maudslay State Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Maudslay State Park

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