1.8 miles, paved
Connects to Ghost Trail and Gloria Braunhardt Bike Path


The 1.9 paved Garrison Trail is the first multi-use trail on an Interstate Highway bridge in Massachusetts. It connects Route 110 in Salisbury and Amesbury with the Route 113 C&J bus terminal in Newburyport.

It offers scenic Merrimack River overlooks with interpretive signs featuring local history and nature. The trail ramp at Ferry Road provides easy access to Maudslay State Park and its miles of scenic walking paths.  If you plan to get to the trail by car, the best place to park is at the north end of Old Merrill St. in Amesbury.

Sites and features along with way include:

  • Maudslay State Park
  • Moseley Woods Park
  • Merrimack River Overllooks
  • Amesbury Visitor Center

The trail is maintained by the Cities of Amesbury and Newburyport.


Garrrison Trail to Ghost Trail: There is currently no direct trail connection between the Riverwalk and the Ghost Trail. To access the Ghost Trail, ………………

Garrison Trail to Gloria Braunhardt Bike Path:


The Garrison Trail can be accessed from the Newburyport Park and Ride, Ferry Road in Newburyport, Main St in Amesbury and Route 110 in ?



Newburyport Park and Ride:

Amesbury Visitor Center: Main Street, Amesbury

Rabbit Road: Rabbit Rd, Salisbury (42.846484, -70.898870)
From Route 110 in Salisbury turn onto Rabbit Road. Just past Old Elm St turn right into trail parking lot.

Elm St: Elm St, Amesbury (42.846641, -70.906463)
From Route 110 in Amesbury turn north on Elm St, then immediately turn right onto Old Elm St to marked parking places along the street.