The River Cities

Discover the Mighty Merrimack

Currently, the Merrimack River is frequented by recreational small-craft boaters throughout the spring, summer and fall. Experienced boaters with larger craft navigate east and travel to the mouth of the river and the open ocean. Area visitors can admire the viewscape on foot, by car and by bicycle between Salisbury and Newburyport to downtown Haverhill.

River boat tours were common along the Merrimack River in decades past. Current river conditions permit for kayaking, sailing, rowing and small craft motorized boating.  Click here to discover the river cities of the Mighty Merrimack and view the brochure.