Trip report

Stage Island and Hellcat Boardwalk Trails

Nature Walk DATE: 04/09/2022 - 04/09/2022

Trip/Event Location: Newburyport, MA

Trip Leader(s): Russell

Max # People: 8

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level: Easy

Two short walks on Plum Island. First, a 3.4 mile loop starting in Sandy Point State Reservation that follows along the beach, crosses over to Stage Island, and then back along Plum Island Sound to

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Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

From Interstate 95 take exit 57 and travel east on Route 113, then continue straight onto Route 1A south to the intersection with Rolfe’s Lane for a total of 3.5 miles. Turn left onto Rolfe’s Lane and travel 0.5 miles to its end. Turn right onto the Plum Island Turnpike and travel 2.0 miles crossing the Sgt. Donald Wilkinson Bridge to Plum Island. Take your first right onto Sunset Drive and travel 0.5 miles to the refuge entrance.


Trip Report/Photos
Featured Photo

When I say the weather could have been worse, I mean it.

We experienced a short period of light rain on the boardwalk trail and some nice warming sun peeking through the clouds on Stage Island. After exiting the refuge, several of had lunch at Mad Martha’s Cafe. Later, three of us were near to or at the Visitor’s Center during the hail and rain storm.

Thanks to all who joined this nature walk.

-Russell

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Members That Participated

Russell

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous


Newtonville, MA


United States

Attended
SEALI

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Boston, MA


United States

Attended
SEBill

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Boston, MA


United States

Attended
LewLasher

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Cambridge, MA


United States

Attended
sustaining member
jconroy

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Beverly, MA


United States

Attended
freespirit

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Dover, NH


United States
chkhuber

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Hampton Falls, NH


United States

Attended
DannyM

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Chelmsford, MA


United States
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