The Newbury segment of the Clipper City Rail Trail along Parker St, between the Newburyport/Newbury town line and the trailhead, was completed in early 2023.
CTC made a $10,000 grant to the Town of Newbury and helped raise other funds to design, engineer and permit the segment of the Parker Street shared use path. During 2022 the design was completed and the Town of Newbury secured a MassTrails grant to construct the project with the help of an additional $15,000 grant from CTC. The Newbury segment was completed in early 2023.
In addition, as part of a residential development project on Parker Street, Ed Hill, the developer, committed to extend the Parker Street shared use path from Shephard’s Auto to the Newburyport/Newbury town line. Part of this segment of the project was completed in 2022 and the rest will be built in 2023.
Please note that a section of Salisbury’s Old Eastern Marsh Trail will be closed from time to time this Winter and Spring because of construction at Partridge Brook Park behind the Salisbury Elementary School.
The section of the trail from Marsh Trail Milepost 2.6 near the dog park to the Pearson’s Pit road crossing at Milepost 3.2 will be affected. The closing will take place between January 13th and June 30th whenever the weather is conducive to construction.
The access pathway from the Elementary School Parking lot to the trail and the dog park will be open during construction.
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,
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.
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.