Plum Island Road

Parker River Wdlf. Refuge, Massachusetts

Distance0.6mi
Elevation Gain32ft
Trailhead Elevation7ft
Top26ft
Elevation Min/Max5/26ft
Elevation Start/End7/7ft
Plum Island Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Essex County, Massachusetts. It is within Parker River Wdlf. Refuge. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 7 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 32 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. The Sandy Point State Reservation conservation can be seen along the trail. There is also a wetland along the trail. Near the end of the trail are a farmland, rocks, a wood, and a beach.

Plum Island Road Professional Reviews and Guides

"On this exploration of the southernmost tip of Plum Island you will forge your own trail around a drumlin known as Bar Head to reach Ipswich Bluffs (Stage Island)."

"Walking along dunes and beach, you’ll have scenic ocean and marsh views throughout most of this route. Perhaps the most remarkable feature is that after driving 6 miles down a dirt and gravel road along the length of Plum Island on the Atlantic Ocean, you’ll soon see that not too far across the water, a heavy residential presence crowds the shoreline, serving as a strong reminder that the same fate would have
befallen Sandy Point had it not been preserved."

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Parker River Wdlf. Refuge
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Jun 2018