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Walking Tour of Plum Island, North Point
January 20 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM$10
Plum Island Outdoors will conduct the first 2020 walking tour of Plum Island, North Point, led by Bill Sargent on Martin Luther King’s Birthday, Monday, January 20, 2020, from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM. The 60-minute walking tours, from North Point’s Plum Island Lighthouse to the south jetty and back, rain or shine. Free Parking for the walk is at the Newburyport Plum Island Beach Parking Lot.
Given their length and a significant amount of walking, the tours may not be appropriate for young children or people with disabilities. Plum Island Outdoors, Inc. is not liable for any accidents. We, of course, cannot predict the weather! We will inform people of any cancellations via this Website and on our Facebook page. Please register, for the Walk/Talk so we can determine potential attendees and update people directly of any changes. Tour participants will gather at the restrooms (closed) Island Lighthouse at 10 AM
We may alter the route of the walk or carpool participants up to 69th Street for the actual start.
The Walk is a suggested donation of $10.00. Plum Island Outdoors, Inc. is an IRS Certified Nonprofit, the EIN is 81-3813447.
View the dynamic state of the erosion on Plum Island at North Point. Mother Nature is in charge, especially on a barrier island!
Investigate the Coast Guard archeology site and speculate on whether some of the artifacts could have been used to set U-boat nets across the Merrimack River. Visit the Sand Machine where up to an acre of sand flow through natural weirs in the South Jetty during high course tides. Discuss how the Army Corps of Engineers, the city of Newburyport, universities, and colleges have all been working together to work with nature and find a solution to the rapid erosion on the point. Check on the sacrificial dune and see how it is doing as protection for the houses on Reservation Terrace.
The next walking tour of Plum Island, North Point, (Rain/Snow Date) is Presidents’ Day, February 17, 2020.
You can discuss the walking tour on the Plum Island Outdoors Discussion Group Facebook page.