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Photographer Rich Messina of RPM Photography will be taking pictures of Chili Ride Benefit and will have photos available at his website at GO HERE >>>>>>
Rich Messina has offered to donate the proceeds from the sale of pictures taken at the Chili Ride to the Pond Restoration Project. This is another way that you can help with the project and bring home some memories for yourself.
Trails within the Eagle Wintering Area will be closed from Nov 1 to March 31 each year
EQUESTRIAN CONTACT INFORMATION
Maudslay State Park Assoc.
54 Congress St
Salisbury, MA 01952
PARK CONTACT INFORMATION
MA DEPT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION
MAUDSLAY STATE PARK
CURZON MILL ROAD
Parking Fee $2.00
Yearly Passes and Senior Citizen passes are available
Available in a building off the parking lot
The Park hosts a variety of events during the year. Some are free and there is a charge for others.
Visit this website for detailed information, dates and fees
MAUDSLAY STATE PARK ASSOCIATION
Equestrian users are reminded that they should park trailers in the field behind the regular lot whenever possible. If the field is muddy, you may use the regular lot, but use of the regular lot for trailers constricts the entrance to the field and loading and unloading horses in the regular lot is dangerous. So park out of the way and use caution.
Maudslay State Park
covers approximately 450 acres and about half of this area is available to horses, offering over 5 miles of maintained bridle paths over varied beginner to intermediate terrain. Pasture Trail and Mile Circle run north from the parking area. Trails to the east (right side) are multi use and horses are welcome on the majority of these paths. A number of small tracks are reserved for foot traffic and are well marked as such.
A network of trails covers this eastern area and several hours can be spent here. The trail network makes good use of the available area. Riders are cautioned that the trails are multi use and that walkers and the occasional bike may be encountered. This means also that children and dogs are present. The walk and the jog/trot are best gaits to be used in the park. Save the canter for paths with good visibility to avoid other users.
While most of the formal gardens and architectural plantings are located on the west side of the park, open only to foot traffic, the eastern side features its own spectacular landscape. Here you will find rolling meadow trails, pine needle covered paths and enchanted stone bridges. You can wander through the largest natural stand of mountain laurel in Massachusetts and ride among seemingly endless acres of rhododendron. There are primeval stands of white pine along the River Trail that also offers breathtaking views of the Merrimack River.
Access an online trail map here http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/trails/maudslay.gif
Download a pdf map here
EAGLE WINTERING AREA -
From November 1 to March 31, the area bordered by the Main Road, Castle Hill Trail, Laurel Walk and the Merrimack River is closed to the public. Please respect this provision. With the ongoing cleansing of the Merrimack River and the resurgence of life in and around the river, the American Bald Eagle is enjoying a comeback.
Trails encircle the area and you may be lucky enough to spy one of these magnificent birds staring back at you.
For more information on America's Bald Eagle and it's
comeback, go here
MAUDSLAY is the perfect place for the casual stroll
or the more ambitious hike.
Dogs are welcome but must be leashed and should be well socialized.
Maudslay is also a great place for children to run, play and explore.
No challenges here but great for the recreational biker or someone coming with family. Double track trails for the most part that are also used by walkers and horses. A great way to see the formal gardens, and check out the scenic overlooks
DEDICATION TREE PLANTING
A great way to honor a friend
or a special event in your life is to dedicate a tree planting at the
park - for more information, contact Kim Hackett Ort at
email@example.com Two tree
account funds have been set up to receive money intended for this
purpose - download our Summer Newsletter to find out more
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