Maudslay State Park is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Newburyport, Massachusetts that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used 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.
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.
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.