Clipper City Rail Trail Improvements on Parker Street

Here are some photos taken last summer of the newly completed section of the Clipper City Rail Trail along Parker St. This project closed some of the missing link between the end of the trail on Parker Street in Newbury near the Oak Hill Cemetery and State St. It included the addition of a pedestrian-activated stop light at the crossing at State St.

Plans are underway to fully close the missing link in the next few years.

Parker Street Trail section in Newburyport that was completed last summer,

Ribbon Cutting for Old Eastern Marsh Trail Extension

Dignitaries and celebrants gathered on August 17, 2021 for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony marking the opening of the Old Eastern Marsh Trail Extension from Lions Park to the New Hampshire Border.

Left to rt: Jamey Tessler (MA Transportation Sec, Rep James Kelcourse, Lt. Gov Karyn Polito, Neil Harrington (Salisbury Town Manager), Jonathan Gulliver (MassDOT Highway Administrator) and Jerry Klima (CTC)

Clipper City Rail Trail Opening Ceremony – June 9 at 4 PM

Join us to help celebrate the opening of the newly constructed portion of Newburyport’s Clipper City Rail Trail which runs along the harbor from Joppa Park to just outside the American Yacht Club. There will be a ribbon-cutting at Joppa Park, a brass band leading us down the completed trail, and a finale with with more music and complimentary snacks from Metzy’s Food Truck.

2020 Project Updates


Ghost Trail Extension
Salisbury – Amesbury (Now Open)

New I-95 underpasses on the extension of Salisbury’s Ghost Trail allowing access to Amesbury with greater safety.

Garrison Trail
Trailhead and Stairway
Amesbury (Now Open)

Amesbury’s Main Street Trailhead and Stairway provide easy access to the Garrison Trail on the I-95 Whittier Bridge.

Eastern Marsh Trail Extension Boardwalk
Salisbury (Opening Soon)

Beautiful boardwalk near Lion’s Park on the extension of Salisbury’s Eastern Marsh Trail.

Eastern Marsh Trail Extension
Salisbury (Opening Soon)

The Eastern Marsh Trail Extension completes a 4-mile trail from the Merrimack River to New Hampshire


Eastern Marsh Trail Extension
Route 1 Pedestrian Bridge
Salisbury (Opening Soon)

The new pedestrian bridge over Route 1 in Salisbury provides a safer route to school and the new Partridge Book Park playfields.


Eastern Marsh Trail Extension
Seabrook-Salisbury Trail Connector

(Opening Soon)

Seabrook-Salisbury Trail Connector is an interstate trail linking from Route 286 in Seabrook NH to the Coastal Trails Network.

WCVB 5 Chronicle on MA Rail Trails

Boston’s WCVB Channel 5’s Chronicle just did a program on Rail Trails in Massachusetts, one of which featured CTC’s own Jerry Klima talking about Salisbury’s Eastern March Trail in the segment “Getting Rail Trail Plans on Track.” You can view all four segments below.

Seabrook/Salisbury Trail Work Day – Sat, Aug 3

Join us on Saturday, August 3 from 9 AM to Noon for a joint Coastal Trails Coalition/Friends of the Seabrook Rail Trail trail work day. This is a great chance to help with the rail trail connector which will link Seabrook & Salisbury to the almost completed extension of the Eastern Marsh Trail.

For directions, questions and to signup please contact Jerry Klima jerryklima@hotmail.com