Eastern Marsh Trail, Salisbury

Old Eastern Marsh

NORTHERN END OF EASTERN MARSH TRAIL TEMPORARILY CLOSED

The northern end of the Eastern Marsh Trail is closed during construction of the Town Creek Flood Control Project.  The project involves removing and rebuilding the railroad bed where it crosses Town Creek and installing two new tide gates.

The northern end of the Marsh Trail will reopen when the project is completed around mid August, 2014.  In the meantime you can park at the southern entrance to the trail on Friedenfels St. and use 1/2 mile of the southern section of the trail.  You can also use the 1.7-mile Salisbury Ghost Trail which has parking areas on Rabbit Road, behind the Play Ball batting cage facility, on Bartlett St. and at Lion’s Park at the end of Lion’s Way.

At the northern end of the Marsh Trail on Mudnock Road one neighbor has put up No Parking signs on her property.   Otherwise parking is allowed on the side of the road.

DESCRIPTION

This 1.4 mile paved trail extends from the Merrimack River to Mudnock Road. It passes through pristine sections of the Great Marsh with beautiful views and world class bird watching. Don’t miss this outstanding trail.

CONNECTIONS

The Eastern Marsh Trail connects to the Clipper City Rail Trail to the south and the Ghost Trail to the north.

Marsh Trail to Ghost Trail:  At the northern end of the trail, head NE (right) on Mudnock to intersection at Route 110. Cross the intersection and head E on Route 110 (Elm St.) a short distance to Maple St. on the right. Head N on Maple until it ends at Gardner St. Turn left on Gardner and proceed to Lions Way on the right. Proceed N on Lions Way throught the park entrance.  The Ghost Trail entrance will be on the left side of the parking lot.

Marsh Trail to Clipper City Rail Trail:  Exit the south end of the trail at Friedenfels Street  and take a left toward Route 1. Follow the bike path underpass of the Route 1 Gillis Bridge, then cross the bridge and pickup the Clipper City Rail Trail.

TRAILHEADS

Friedenfels Street - Entrance to Eastern Marsh Trail in Salisbury, MA. North on US Route 1 from Newburyport, turn left just over the Merrimack River bridge on Friedenfels Street. Friedenfels Street is across Route 1 from Striper’s Restaurant and Inn. Park to the right of the granite railroad bridge.