MERRIMACK RIVER TRAIL:
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Last Updated: June 1, 2012
Length: Merrimack River Trail Lowell: Vandenberg Esplanade; 1 mile
Merrimack River Trail Lowell: Lowell Riverwalk; 1.2 miles
Merrimack River Trail Lowell: Northeast Shore; 1.7 miles
Merrimack River Trail Lowell: Southwest Shore; 0.6 miles
Merrimack River Trail Lawrence: Riverfront State Park; 1 mile loop
Merrimack River Trail Lawrence: Pemberton Park; 0.4 miles
Merrimack River Trail Haverhill: Bradford Rail Trail; 0.6 miles
Merrimack River Trail Newburyport: Maudslay State Park;
Difficulty: Easy. Flat paved trail except for Bradford Rail Trail which consists of hard packed gravel.
To Start from Lowell; See; Merrimack River Trail; Lowell Sections .
To start from Lawrence; See; Merrimack River Trail; Lawrence Sections .
To start from Haverhill; See; Bradford Rail Trail .
The Merrimack River Trail is an envisioned 50 mile multi-use Greenway extending from the New Hampshire border in Tyngsborough, MA downriver through the communities of Dracut, Chelmsford, Lowell, Tewksbury, Andover, Methuen, Lawrence, North Andover, Haverhill, Groveland, Merrimac, West Newbury, Amesbury, Newburyport, Salisbury and Newbury. A planning report was released in December 2011 by the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission and the Essex National Heritage Commission which details the route, what's been completed in each community and maps. See; MERRIMAC RIVER TRAIL . I've checked out sections in three communities; Lowell, Lawrence & Haverhill and hope to check out Maudslay State Park in Newburyport in the future. See links above for more information.
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