Salisbury Point Ghost Trail

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Currently 1.8 miles, the Salisbury Point Ghost Trail provides a peaceful walk or bike ride through the woods on a well-maintained stone-dust trail. The route is one part of the larger Coastal Trails Network of rail-trails linking the coastal towns of Amesbury, Salisbury, Newburyport and Newbury.

Sharing railroad history with the Amesbury Riverwalk, the Salisbury Point Ghost Trail got its name because the train cars transported carriages and early auto bodies covered with white muslin shrouds. The trains passed through Salisbury with their "ghostly" freight on their way to Boston, Detroit and New York. Passenger service was also popular on the Salisbury rail line, and people could travel throughout New England, or even make a transcontinental journey from Salisbury. In 1936 passenger service was discontinued.

Parking and Trail Access

You can access the trail from three convenient parking areas at Lion's Park, Bartlett Street and Rabbit Road. To reach Bartlett Street from I-95, take Exit 58 for State Route 110 east. Take SR 110 (Elm Street) about 2 miles; turn left on Bartlett Street. The parking lot will be on your left.


Good flat trail

   June, 2016 by lara_mataac

Nice flat trail through the woods parallel to Route 110. Our neighbor used it to teach her kids how to bike - good place for it since it has a flat dirt/gravel surface. Well maintained, with mile markers and some raised gardens of shade plants on the more

Great Little History Trail- June 2015- Read the signs

   August, 2015 by everyt1

Mostly paved surface, plenty of locals using the trail for biking. Similar to MinuteMan trail in Lexington, MA. I brought my dogs but be respectful of the area should your dog need to drop. Plenty of places to park along the trail and the map provided more

Pretty trail through the woods

   August, 2014 by keithmalcolmmonk

This was an enjoyable ride through woods in Salisbury. The surface was fine for hybrid bikes. The large solar array on the western side was interesting and it looks like they are planning some landscaping there also. I would not make this trail a destination more