Massachusetts Parks: Maudslay State Park, Newburyport
Curzon Mill Road
Located 30 miles north of Boston, just off Route 95, this user friendly 480 acre park has something for everybody with a great combination of broad open fields, wide trails, tremendous views of the Merrimack and Artichoke Rivers, unique formal gardens and pleasing pine forest. A former estate, there are tours of the house sites, the formal gardens and farm complex. Call for details. The park has State designated "Healthy Heart" trails... these are pathways or trails used for hiking or walking that are easy to moderate in activity level and are intended for routine exercise--and you'll see a lot of people here after work doing just that. Maudslay State Park is also a participating Park in the Department of Conservation and Recreation's wonderful Great Park Pursuit program: The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has launched its fourth annual Great Park Pursuit, a summer-long series of free family adventures in Massachusetts state parks. This year, families will design their own Park Pursuit adventures with activities they choose. This year’s program runs July 1 through Sept. 18. DCR parks across the Commonwealth will host Great Park Pursuit activities at various times and locations throughout the summer. A link to the DCR Great Park Pursuit site is here.
Maudslay State Park is a good place to visit for a relaxing afternoon stroll in wood and field or to rest at a shady overlook.
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