Great Meadow–Gerrish’s Rock

Newbury, Massachusetts 1922

Great Meadow–Gerrish’s Rock

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"If measured in footsteps or time, this hike across the meadows of a 17th-century farm to salt marshes cleaved by a tidal river could be described as short. But if measured in beauty or ecological and historical relevance, it is boundless.

As part of the Great Marsh, the largest salt marsh in New England, Great Meadow is internationally recognized as a significant birding area. Fall is a good time for a hike anywhere around Boston, but this one is particularly spectacular, as the meadow has been tamped down somewhat and the massive stands of trees that define the border of the meadow on the far left and far right and along the banks of the salt marsh are ablaze in colors."

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Trail Information

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Trail Type
Skill Level
30 minutes
Great Marsh Coalition,
Local Contacts
Not needed, as this hike is truly straight out and back
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Dec 2018