This 1.2 mile paved trail was the first completed section of the Coastal Trails Network, linking the four communities of Amesbury, Salisbury, Newbury and Newburyport along former rail lines.
The Riverwalk connects downtown Amesbury with the Carriagetown Marketplace on Route 110. The trail features historic mill buildings, easy access to museums and galleries, and a pastoral walk along the Powow River.
There are plans to connect the Amesbury Riverwalk to the Salisbury Ghost Trail.
Water Street Trailhead: From I-95, take Route 110 West (Exit 58). At the traffic lights, turn right onto Elm Street. After approximately 2 miles turn left on to Water Street. Parking is on the left.
From I-495, take Route 150 (Exit 54). At traffic lights proceed straight in to town on route 150 (Hillside Avenue). Continue through traffic signals onto Main Street. At the roundabout in Market Square, bear right onto Elm Steet and take an immediate right on to Water Street. Parking is on the left.