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Come join our Adult Hiking Program led by experienced hiker Cathy Hill. We welcome people of all abilities but it is required that you fill out our question form so that we have the necessary information for our instructor to make every hike/trail walk a safe, successful and pleasurable experience for everyone. We will meet at the Former Park and Ride in Newburyport 150 Storey Ave. and return there after the hike. 

Below are the descriptions of the hikes and local trail walks will be going on this year. Be on the lookout for possible added hikes!

Newburyport Hiking Club, 2024 season

April 11 (Thursday) Rescheduled to April 16th- –Easy to Moderate hikes- Mount Agamenticus -York, Maine (drive time 45 minutes from Newburyport) 
            Ring Trail Loop-1.9 mi. Elevation gain 298 ft
Let’s  start out close by. If you have hiked this one before that’s ok. Have you heard of Trail Tracing? It is when hikers hike all the trails in an area. Let’s get together and see if we can hike some or more of the trails on Mount Agamenticus with its beautiful views at the top.
May 14 (Tuesday–Easy to Moderate hikes- Castle in the Clouds -Moultonborough, NH. (drive time 90 minutes from Newburyport)
Turtleback Mountain and Brook Walk Trail Loop -Trail is 1.8 mi Elevation gain 370 ft The Brook Walk leads to viewpoints for seven spectacular waterfalls, with much of the trail following the route that led visitors to these points more than a century ago. Signs along the trail provide descriptions of the waterfalls and include old images, providing an idea of how these falls appeared to Ossipee Mountain Park visitors many years ago. This interpretive trail takes you to seven waterfalls, including the Twin Falls, Whittier Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and Falls of Song: a 40 ft plunge waterfall!
June 3 (Monday)- Easy to Moderate hike -Crotched Mountain-Greenfield, NH  (drive time 90 minutes from Newburyport)
Crotched Mountain via Shannon’s Trail Trail is 3.2 mi Elevation gain 833 ft Head out on this 3.2-mile out-and-back trail near Greenfield, New Hampshire. Takes an average of 1 h 47 min to complete. This is a popular trail for birding, hiking, and walking, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of day. The best times to visit this trail are March through October. 
July  23 (Tuesday) Moderate hike Purgatory Falls-Mount Vernon, NH 
(drive time 75 minutes from Newburyport)
Purgatory Falls Loop Trail is 3.8 mi  Elevation gain 524 ft 
This 3.8-mile loop trail. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, This is great for hiking and walking and you'll likely encounter other people while exploring. The best times to visit this trail are March through October

Local Walks/Hikes
First Tuesdays of the month
April 2, 2024  Trails at Willowdale State Forest, Ipswich, MA
May 7, 2024   Trails at Halibut Point State Forest, Rockport, MA
June 4, 2024   Trails at Harold Parker State Forest, North Andover, MA
July 2, 2024    Trails at Dogtown, Gloucester, MA

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Purgatory Falls July 23rd 
18y and up N/A Tu  07/23/2024
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Meet at Park/Ride 150 Storey Ave Newburyport
$10.00 Res, $15.00 Non-Res
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