Junction of High Street, Ferry Road, and Mosley Street.
This park offers several paths for either walking or biking. The three tennis courts are open to the public. Climb the stone tower to get a wonderful view.
High Street at the head of Green Street
Inspired by London’s Pall Mall, the Mall (rhymes with AL) is a terraced promenade which encircles a glacial kettle-pond known locally as the Frog Pond.
Off Merrimac Street.
Located on the bank of the Merrimack River, this is an excellent place for a softball game, picnic, or other family fun. There is a public ramp for launching boats.
Joppa Flats Park
A small plot of land which offers a beautiful view of the river. There is a small ramp for launching boats, kayaks and sailboards.
Maudslay State Park
Curzon Mill Road
Phone: (978) 465-7223
This 480-acre state park was once the Mosely Estate, home of one of the ‘ports more prominent families. The 19th century garden is a favored place for weddings and the rolling meadows are used for many outdoor events. Trails across the meadows and through the extensive pine forests are available for walking, hiking, horeseback riding, and cross-country skiing. An outdoor theater and performance center are the site for many concerts and performances throughout the late spring, summer, and early fall.
At the juncture of Merrimac, Spofford, and Moseley streets
This park provides outdoor grills, a roofed pavilion, tennis courts and play equipment for children. Located on the banks of the Merrimack River, it is a good place to relax and watch the river flow by.
Newburyport Waterfront Park
Located between Market Square and the Merrimack River, it is the heart of the City. During good weather it is the location of the Summer Concert series and other special events. If no events are scheduled it is still a good place to picnic or just sit and watch people.
Oak Hill Cemetery
Off State Street
The final resting place of many of Newburyport’s historic figures from the 1830’s until the present day. Among the gravestones you can find the Grosenevors (founders of the National Geographic Society), Donald McKay (designer/builder of the world’s fastest clipper ship: The Flying Cloud) and William Wheelwright (the developer of the first railroad in South America).
Old Hill Burying Ground
Adjacent to the Bartlet Mall
This is one of the older cemeteries in the area. Many important people from the colonial period and early days of the Republic are buried here. Among them are Captain Nathaniel Tracey, and “Lord” Timothy Dexter.