Pikes Bridge Road & Atherton Trail


Pikes Bridge Road is a quiet woods road connecting Garden Street to Turkey Hill Road.  The road has changed little since colonial times (the bridge has been replaced by a concrete pipe) and offers a scenic 1/2 mile walk with views of fields and marshes thru Artichoke River.  Pikes Bridge road connects to Greenbelt’s Atherton Trail with access to Indian Hill Road and Greenbelt’s Indian Hill parking lot.  The Atherton Trail is a mix of wooded areas and a scenic hayfield.  “Warbler Alley” draws birders from far and wide during migration.


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  • Hiking
  • Running
  • Birding
  • Horseback Riding


  • No Motorized Vehicles
  • Open Sunrise to Sunset


Park either at the end of Pike’s Bridge Road at Turkey Hill St. or in the Essex County Greenbelt parking lot on Indian Hill, then cross the street.


Town of West Newbury