Plum Island - Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Recommended
The southern two-thirds of this island has been designated as a haven for waterfowl in the Atlantic Flyway. Opportunities for bird-watching abound (more than 350 species have been sighted), especially during the spring and fall migrations. The observation tower at Hellcat Swamp offers panoramas of the island's 4,662 acres of dunes, marshlands and oceanfront beach. Birding hikes are offered frequently.

Useful information

Address:

6 Plum Island Turnpike Newburyport

Phone:

+1 978-465-5753

Price:

2 $

Opening hours

all year, dawn-dusk (beach closed Apr-mid Aug) - refuge closed when parking is full

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