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. The Parking Fee at Maudslay State Park is $2.00. Annual Passes are available for purchase.

10 days ago

Great place for running/CC skiing, walking dogs or simply rambling. The terrain is wonderfully varied with open fields, rolling hills, tall pine woods and a very scenic ridge along the Merrimack. Epic at sunset. I wish the trails were marked; tough to navigate the 1st time.

1 month ago

It's a very pleasant place to walk. The AllTrails app makes it easy to know where you are and how to get back to the parking area. As mentioned in the description, the rhododendrons must be spectacular in season.

3 months ago

My first time here-very pretty, felt very safe- lots of trails- will definitely do it again

Lots of choices, all of them lovely!

trails are well maintained.

Nice trail. Pretty views of the river. Busy trail on a Sunday morning. Hikers, runners, mountain bikers and horseback riders. Much of it is in the shade, which I like. The biggest downside is that you can hear Road traffic for most of this loop. It’s not a huge issue, but it’s noticeable.

6 months ago

Maudslay State Park is a beautiful place to wander. There are an abundance of trails, many of which loop around the park.

9 months ago

Beautiful, serene, trails. Most people adhere to leashed dog rule, although we have been accosted a few times by off leash dogs so if you fear dogs or have a reactive dog be alert.

Easy hike, lots of interesting architectural structures and gardens.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Well maintained trails however very poorly marked.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Great hiking, beautiful scenery. Hike through the woods, see the lush greenery around the pond and make your way to the shores of the river.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Beautiful park. Pay to park across the street.
Vegetation is amazing. The Rhododendrons were huge.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Nice park. Easy to get to. Paid parking most days. Park was closed when I got there, so I did not pay.
Lots of open trails with great view along the river. Would have loved to hit all of the trails, but just had time for the highlighted route. 1.7 mile loop.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Another great find....beautiful here!!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Many trails. Beautiful flowering plants all throughout the park. Well maintained. Very clean. Spring, summer, fall!

Monday, July 25, 2016

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!

Monday, July 04, 2016

great easy Trail with wonderful views of the Merrimack river and some area history as well

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Sunday, July 03, 2016

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.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

I love walking through this park in any time of year. Fantastic place for walks with your dog.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Great for an easy breezy beautiful stroll of a hike! Lovely scenery and doable for anyone from grandma to my daughter.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Lots of off the main trail paths made this trail fun. Nice views of the Merrimack.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Love it there. It's a great place to train in the winter on snowshoes.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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.

Friday, August 22, 2014

A nice place for a walk in the woods and a picnic lunch. I visit Maudslay ever spring and fall with my family.

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Great place to snowshoe! Nice views! Could use better signage!!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

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.

Friday, June 14, 2013

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.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Interesting, varied for all levels, beautiful setting.

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