NEWBURYPORT, MA —Parker River National Wildlife Refuge is please to announce they will now offer Bicycle Tours of the Refuge.
Experience the refuge from the unique perspective of your very own bicycle! Starting at the visitor contact station at Lot 1, the ranger-led group will gradually make its way south along the paved portion of the refuge’s Wildlife Drive, stopping at various points along the way to view wildlife, hear stories of Plum Island’s past, and learn about the inner workings of a national wildlife refuge. This is an “out and back” tour. The distance covered will depend on how many stops are made and how much time is spent at each stop. The tour duration will be about two hours.
Appropriate for adults and children age 16 or older. Each participant must provide a bicycle, helmet, and water bottle.
Tours will be held on Fri., July 11 at 9:00 a.m.; Fri., July 18 at 9:00 a.m.; Fri., July 25 at 9:00 a.m.; and Tues., July 29 at 9:00 a.m.
Meet the ranger on the deck of the visitor contact station. Participants may also wish to bring insect repellant, sun block, binoculars and/or a camera (if these items can be safely stowed while biking). Meet the ranger on the deck of the visitor contact station. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 978-465-2807. For more information or directions, visit them online at http://parlerriver.fws.gov.