Great Meadow–Gerrish’s Rock

Newbury, Massachusetts 1922

Great Meadow–Gerrish’s Rock

Great Meadow–Gerrish’s Rock Professional Review and Guide

"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

Newbury
Nearby City
Kid-friendly
Accessibility
0.8
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
30 minutes
Duration
Year-round
Season
Great Marsh Coalition, greatmarsh.org
Local Contacts
Not needed, as this hike is truly straight out and back
Local Maps

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Nov 2018