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)."
--Helen Weatherall, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Boston (Menasha Ridge Press).
"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 havebefallen Sandy Point had it not been preserved."
--Steve Mirsky, Best Hikes Near Boston (Falcon Guides).
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