Maudslay State Park, Newburyport, MA

Maudslay State Park is on the site of an old estate on the banks of the Merrimack River. While the mansion is gone, the park has great trails, ponds, gardens, stone bridges, and an outdoor stage for performances.

Down the road from Maudslay is downtown Newburyport, a quaint historic shipbuilding, fishing, and rum-making port, where the Merrimack River meets the Atlantic ocean. They’ve done a nice job with historic preservation. Lots of restaurants, too. Beyond the town are Plum Island and the Parker River Wildlife Sanctuary.

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