The Coastal Trails Network is an emerging 30-mile, public system of bicycle and pedestrian trails linking the unique coastal features, town centers, neighborhoods and transportation hubs in the communities of Amesbury, Newbury, Newburyport and Salisbury Massachusetts.
Construction of Phase II of the Clipper City Rail Trail and Harborwalk in Newburyport is shown in red in the map below and is expected to be completed during the summer of 2018. This 2.1-mile project will provide an off-road pathway for pedestrians and bicyclists to travel along the Merrimack River shoreline between the City’s downtown and central waterfront and the seawall at Joppa Park. The pathway will continue on the old City Branch rail line through the South End neighborhood and the woodlands south of March’s Hill Park to Parker Street in Newbury.
January 27, 2017 Construction Update: The City provided a presentation on the construction progress to date at a well-attended public meeting at City Hall on 12/1/16.