A Hike on the Parker River

Last spring we wrote a post about Newburyport, Getaway to Newburyport, and in it we mentioned heading back to that area to try the hike on the Parker River.  

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We tried both trails, which are very different, and loved both of them!

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The boardwalks were a huge hit with my kids.  They loved following the winding path the planks created and exploring every twist and turn.

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The marsh loop had so much vegetation on both sides of the path, some of it way over our heads, including huge cattails.

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There were numbered stops along the way on both the marsh and the dune loop.  We didn't stop and read all of them, but it was fun to take a break every once in awhile and learn something about a specific spot.

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The views of the ocean from the dune loop are gorgeous.  We couldn't wait to head back down the path to play on the beach.

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The beach was our last stop and it was gorgeous.  We brought a few things to do, but it was a lovely place to rest after our hike!


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