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“Pedestrian Friendly”

Clipper City Rail Trail
Massachusetts
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19 reviews
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“Pedestrian Friendly”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

At present the Rail Trail connects the MBTA station to Cashman Park on the Merrimack River. From there, cross the Route 1 bridge and pick it up in Salisbury where it runs as far as Mudnock Road. Great for walking and bicycling. Another old rail spur is planned to be converted to a rail trail connecting to downtown Newburyport. Great idea for off-road safety.

Visited February 2014
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Stuart, Florida
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67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Art stroll”
Reviewed January 25, 2014

Connected to the Newburyport downtown via the waterfront it is lined with art installations to inspire while walking, running or taking the kids for a stroll.

Visited January 2014
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Boston, MA
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Short, Scenic Rail Trail great for walking your dog, roller blades, etc.”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

This short (just 1.1 miles) rail trail extends from the Merrimac River in Newburyport up to the Newburyport Commuter Rail Station. You can pick up the trail from numerous roads intersecting along the way. There are many pieces of public art (my favorite is the metal swirl sculpture) and there is sun and shade as you go. It is beautifully maintained and local gardeners plant several beds of flowers alongside the path. Near the commuter rail is a side path to a local ice cream shop and at the river's end of the path is Michaels Waterfront Restaurant.

This path is too short to be a real workout on a bike but you can cross the river and continue your ride on the other side of the river onto a bike path there. There are always walkers, runners and dog walkers on the path and everyone is super friendly. If you want a bit of exercise away from the crowds of downtown, it's a great little diversion. There are also a few geocaches hidden on the path so that just adds to the fun of the walk.

Visited September 2013
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