The 2.1 mile, mostly stone dust Ghost Trail goes from Lion’s Park through deep woods and I-95 underpasses to Elm Street in Amesbury.
The trail is named for the “Ghost” trains that transported wooden carriages (covered with white canvas shrouds) from Amesbury through Salisbury. It features ferns, pink lady slippers and interpretive signs telling the story of the Ghost Trains and a great train robbery in Salisbury.
The trail crosses Cushing St. and there are parking areas at the Bartlett St. crossing and at Rabbit Road.
Ghost Trail to Marsh Trail: The Ghost Trail connects to the Eastern Marsh trail at Lion’s Park.
Ghost Trail to Garrison Trail on I-95 Bridge: From the west end of the Ghost Trail go south on Rabbit Road to Route 110 (Elm Street). Use pedestrian light to cross Route 110 and meet the Garrison Trail.
Ghost Trail to Amesbury Riverwalk: Construction will start in Spring 2019 on a project to connect the western end of the Ghost Trail to Elm Street in Amesbury and to Route 110 and the Garrison Trail on I-95. Planning is underway to make a further connection to the Amesbury Riverwalk.
Lion’s Park Trailhead: Travel Route 1 north of Salisbury Square. Just past Dunkin’ Donuts turn left on Gardner Street. Near end, turn right on Lion’s Way to Lion’s Park.
Bartlett Street Trailhead: West from I-95 on Route 110 in Salisbury (Elm Street) turn left on Bartlett Street at the Dairy Queen. Pull off Bartlett Street at trail crossing parking area.
Rabbit Road Trailhead: West from I-95 on Route 110 in Salisbury. Turn left at traffic light to Rabbit Road. Just past Old Elm St. turn right into trail parking lot.