Amesbury Events Calendar
There are plenty of local events happening in the area, with things to do ranging from live music shows, to workshops and classes, to theater performances, to activities for kids, and much more! Learn about all the events happening, and take advantage of all that Amesbury, MA has to offer!
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Amesbury Riverwalk Clean-Up
April 22, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
Come join us at the Amesbury Riverwalk CITO Clean-up event to help cleanup the area. Meet at the Riverwalk trail head behind Carriagetown Marketplace. There is plenty of free parking behind the Mexican restaurant. Plastic bags will be provided. You may want to bring gloves to protect your hands along with a hat, bottled water, sun screen, and hand sanitizer. At the end of the CITO event, we will hold a raffle back at the trail head. Raffle donations are always welcome.
Cache In Trash Out (CITO) is an environmental initiative supported by the geocaching community. Since 2002, CITO has helped preserve the natural beauty of cache-friendly spaces. In that time, more than 240,000 people have volunteered at 11,000 CITO events.
9:30 am – 10 am: Meet & greet and sign-in; coffee and doughnuts will be provided
10:00 am – 11:45 am: Pick up trash along the Amesbury Riverwalk
11:45 am: Return back to the trail head
Noon: Raffle and group photo
From I-495 take exit 55 to Route 110 east. From I-95 take exit 58 to Route 110 west. Between these two interstates is the Carriagetown Marketplace shopping center. Enter the shopping center from Route 110 and bear left to the west side of the center. Drive around the Mexican restaurant and park near the yellow bike sign. This is the start of the trail where everyone will meet. Alternatively, you can program the parking coordinates into your GPS: N 42° 50.846 W 070° 54.737.
Amesbury’s Riverwalk is a scenic pedestrian walkway and bike path which winds along the Powow River. The trail is built upon the old Boston & Maine rail bed from Amesbury’s historic downtown Upper Millyard and Market Square to the Carriagetown Marketplace along Route 110.
The Riverwalk is part of a growing network of trails through Amesbury, Salisbury, Newburyport, and Newbury. The Riverwalk is one of Amesbury’s undiscovered gems. Beautiful scenery and nature surround kids, young and old, while they stroll, bike, roller-blade or just discover the beautiful historic area of Amesbury, Massachusetts.
The Powow River joins the Merrimack River in Amesbury and they both reach the sea at Plum Island. The Powow River’s close proximity to the ocean and its tidal nature make it an important, and relatively rare, natural resource. A multitude of plant and animal species call the Powow River home, and may be spotted while walking along the river.