Plum Island - Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Recommended
The southern part of this island is a designated wildlife refuge and a haven for migrating birds, particularly in spring and fall, when over 350 species have been observed. Observation towers command splendid views over the landscape of dunes, marshland and beaches. In summer, beware of the swarms of mosquitoes and greenhead flies, and of Poison Ivy, a deadly flowering plant that grows by the roadsides.

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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