Maudslay State Park is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Newburyport, MA that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible from March until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The former Moseley family estate on the Merrimack River, this park features 19th century gardens and plantings, rolling meadows, towering pines, and one of the largest naturally-occurring stands of mountain laurel in Massachusetts. Most breathtaking are the ornamental trees and masses of azaleas and rhododendrons that bloom in May and June. An exquisite place for walking, biking, horseback riding and informal picnics. Special Use Permits may be obtained for wedding ceremonies and similar programs. Cultural events are a regular feature during the summer. During the winter a portion of the park is off limits due to roosting bald eagles, but the remainder provides excellent cross country skiing and winter walks.
Another great find....beautiful here!!!
Many trails. Beautiful flowering plants all throughout the park. Well maintained. Very clean. Spring, summer, fall!
Walked along the Merrimack river trail and into the woods. Saw grazing deer, amazing rock bridges, beautiful pond. Lots of different trails. Love this place!
great easy Trail with wonderful views of the Merrimack river and some area history as well
Great place for kids and dogs. Great views of the Merrimack River. Trails are clearly marked with signs and there are plenty of options. Very easy walking.
I love walking through this park in any time of year. Fantastic place for walks with your dog.
Great for an easy breezy beautiful stroll of a hike! Lovely scenery and doable for anyone from grandma to my daughter.
Lots of off the main trail paths made this trail fun. Nice views of the Merrimack.
Love it there. It's a great place to train in the winter on snowshoes.
Great place on the bank of the Merrimack. Excellent for picnicking, wildlife viewing, and horseback riding. It can get crowded and you might hear some boat traffic from the river, but you can find pockets of solitude in the southwest portion of the park. The park isn't very big, but the walking distances are long since the trails are designed in a zig-zag fashion for maximum length. You'll definitely see horses here. The trails are indeed very poorly marked, but you're not in the backcountry, worst thing is you'll double over. Beware of bugs!
Had a lovely time walking the numerous trails. The Trail markings are next to none except at a few intersections. The Trail maps are great but many side trails didn't appear to be listed.
Nice quiet area to visit. It will be even nicer snowshoeing and Nordic skiing.
A nice place for a walk in the woods and a picnic lunch. I visit Maudslay ever spring and fall with my family.
Great place to snowshoe! Nice views! Could use better signage!!
This place is perfect no complaints at all except there was a ton of horse poop but it wasn't bad enough to ruin it at all. Highly recommend checking this place out.
Dog friendly. Plenty of parking for a fee. Dirt/mulched roads are more suited to horseback riding or biking rather than hiking. If you want an easy walk - this is the park for you. If you want varied wooded trails - don't bother. And since much of the park is grassy pasture - it's tick heaven. My dog came home with passengers! For me it's a one and done.