Eastern Marsh Trail, Salisbury


The Eastern Marsh Trail (3.6 miles, paved) offers views of the Merrimack River, a nature trail, and a beautiful expanse of the Great Marsh with a tidal river crossing, a wooded boardwalk, a trail bridge over US Route 1 and miles of woodlands.

It features interpretive signs, diverse wildlife and nesting turtles in June.


The Eastern Marsh Trail connects to the Clipper City Rail Trail to the south and the Ghost Trail to the west at Lions Park.

Marsh Trail to Ghost Trail:  The Ghost Trail connects to the Eastern Marsh Trail at Lions Park in Salisbury.

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 pick up the Clipper City Rail Trail.


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 Vasa Restaurant. Park to the right of the granite railroad bridge.

ROUTE 1 Bridge Installation

Eastern Marsh Trail Extension – Bridge Installation over Route 1 in Salisbury on Wed, Aug 26, 2020