Plum Island

Plum Island near Newburyport, MA


This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars
11 miles
2hours
easy
Wind/Kite/Surf, Snowshoeing, River Kayaking, Canoeing, Sea Kayaking, Hiking, Cross Country Skiing, Mountain Biking
Spring, Winter, Fall, Summer
Newburyport, MA
User downing

Plum Island is a beautiful wildlife refuge off the coast of the north shore. It runs about 11 miles long. You can hike, bike, or drive down the length of the island. There are beauitful beaches, sand dunes, and salt marshes. Excellent bird watching opportunities. Fishing is possible off shore.

There is a $5 charge per car load which is a donation to the park. Bikes are $2.

Directions:

FROM ROUTE 95:

Take exit 57 and follow signs to downtown Newburyport.

FROM BOSTON:

Take Route 1 north to Route 95 north to exit 57. Follow signs to downtown Newburyport.

FROM ROUTE 495:

Follow to Route 95, then south to exit 57. Follow signs to downtown Newburyport.




Please check the bottom of the Description (above left; click) for the author's written directions.

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By Marette88Posted By: Marette88  - Thu Nov 20 02:59:35 UTC 2008 Not Rated Upside Plum Island is also dog friendly in the winter (past labor day really). And there are places you can park for free... If you go all the way to the end of the ocean side of plum island and park by the lighthouse it's free. Downside Stay away if the seabrook power plant melts down ; ).

The poor beach is also eroding away. The conservation committee is meeting regularly to try and save all the houses on the water that are slipping away but some of their efforts are more trouble than they are worth.
Comment This is a wonderful place. My mom just bought a sweet little cottage here. I bring my dog here about once a week to walk/ run. Its beautiful, the waves are awesome but its a little inaccessible.
By DiggerPosted By: Digger  - Sun Aug 17 13:08:34 UTC 2008 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside A natural setting and the scenery is beautiful. Pack a cooler and spend the day exploring. Downside It can be crowded on weekends Comment Fond memories of Plum Island. Hope to spend some time there in the fall after the colors change


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