The CTC Annual Appeal is On

Watch your mailboxes for our annual appeal letter!

Coastal Trails Coalition continues to work closely with local municipalities and state agencies to complete the network of recreational trails connecting our communities. Over the next five years we expect to see six major trail projects completed in Newburyport, Newbury, Salisbury and Amesbury that will more than double the number of miles of off road recreational trails in the Coastal Trails Network.

For more details on these projects read the full appeal letter here.

We hope you will assist us with the public support and funding that is critically necessary to complete the trail network. As a CTC member, you will be invited to all CTC-sponsored events and continue to receive our e-newsletter keeping you informed of trail news. Please consider supporting CTC with a gift of $35, $50, $100 or more.

AS A SPECIAL THANK YOU if you make a gift of $50 or more before year-end we will send you your choice of either

a Coastal Trails Backpack:

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For further information contact us at

2015 Slow Bike Race Scenes

The CTC 2015 Slow Bike Race
took place on Wednesday, July 29th at
Brown Square in Newburyport

Did you miss the fun? Here’s a few scenes from this year’s race. Start practicing now for 2016. Last one across the finish line wins!


Thanks to our 2015 Slow Bike Race Sponsor the Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank!

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For questions or more information contact us:


2015 Slow Bike Race

The Slow Bike Race is coming up Fast!
Last one across the finish line wins!



Sign Up and Join in the Fun:
Wednesday, July 29th
Brown Square in Newburyport
Registration at 5:30 PM, Race at 6:00 PM



Download 2015 Slow Bike Race Entry Form
Download 2015 Slow Bike Race Rules

Thanks to our 2015 Slow Bike Race Sponsor the Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank!
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For questions or more information contact us:


2015 Salisbury Art Stroll

[Update: See the photos]

Thanks to the dedicated work of the Salisbury Planning and Development Department, as well as CTC volunteers, Salisbury is once again holding the Art Stroll on the Old Eastern Marsh Trail (tomorrow) Saturday May 16th 2015 from 10-4pm.

Not only are there a ton of artists of all varieties who will be showcasing their work on this 1/2 mile linear gallery, but there is a full schedule of live music, free face painting and art lessons for kids plus delicious food vendors.  At 11 o’clock there will be a dedication of the new trailside sculpture by Salisbury artist Gordon Frost Sr. of Rusty Iron ArtHumphrey the whale

See the full announcement.  Check out detailed list of exhibitors, musicians and photos on the Salisbury Art Stroll Facebook page.

Tweet your pics to #SalisburyMA #ArtStroll  We’ll be posting some after the event as well.

This is a planet-friendly event, Wheelchair accessible, Restrooms available, Free parking at the trailhead on Friedenfels St. across from Bridge Marine and also at the new ENPRO headquarters at 114 Bridge Rd, Salisbury, MA (where Fraser Automotive used to be).

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Salisbury, Amesbury and West Newbury Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, as well as funding from the Coastal Trails Coalition and the Essex National Heritage Commission.

Spring Cleaning time

We’ll be meeting at Lion’s Park in Salisbury at 9am on Saturday 05/02/2015 to do Salisbury trail cleanup and maintenance for the Spring on the Eastern Marsh Trail and Ghost Trail. The event will be similar to our previous Spring (and Fall) clean-ups.

Volunteers will meet at Lion’s Park for coordination at 9am. Workers will return to Lion’s Park at 11:45 a.m. to finish by noon. Refreshments will include coffee, donut holes, fruit, water and snacks. Organizers will provide trash bags, but ask that volunteers bring gloves and rakes.

For questions or more info, please contact Lisa Pearson, Salisbury Director of Planning and Community Development, 978-463-2266, or Jerry Klima, Coastal Trails, 978-465-5325, See the event page for directions or to quickly add our events to your calendar. You can also check us out on Facebook

We’ll be posting more info as we firm up dates and locations for Newburyport and Amesbury, but hope that we might be doing all the trails on the same day as Salisbury.