Hellcat Interpretive Trail

Newburyport, Massachusetts 01951

Hellcat Interpretive Trail

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"The most famous bird-watching destination in New England, Parker River National Wildlife Refuge is comprised of 4662 acres of diverse seacoast habitats including sprawling sand beaches, everchanging dunes, and abundant marshes. The combination of habitats and location make the refuge the ideal home and migratory rest stop for more than 300 species of birds. Crowded with birders during peak migration and beachgoers after piping plover nesting is completed (most of the beach remains closed from April to midsummer each year to protect the birds), the refuge is a wonderful year-round destination for those seeking short nature trails with amazing wildlife viewing areas. During colder months, opt for a long hike down the 6.5-mile beach, where crashing surf and scurrying sanderlings offer a soothing respite from the daily grind."

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1 hour
USGS: Newburyport, MA; Ipswich, MA
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Dec 2018