Directions to Joppa Flats Education Center

Contact Information

1 Plum Island Turnpike
Newburyport, MA 01950
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Hours of Operation

Nature Center:
Temporary Winter Hours:
Wednesday–Sunday, 8:30 am-4 pm
Open Monday Holidays



Online maps and GPS units may not give accurate directions. Please use our directions below.

Driving Directions

From Rt. I-95: Take exit 57 (Rt. 113, W Newbury/Newburyport). At the end of the exit ramp take Rt. 113 east. Follow Rt.113 and Rt. 1A for 3.8 miles through Newburyport to Rolfe's Lane in Newbury. At the traffic light at Rolfe’s Lane, take a left (heading north). Drive 0.6 miles to the end of Rolfe’s Lane and take a right. The sanctuary is 0.1 miles ahead on the left.

Public Transportation:
Ring & Ride curb-to-curb bus service via Route 51 is available from the Newburyport MBTA commuter rail station to Joppa Flats but must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance. Call 978-469-6878, Option 3, or go to and click on Special Services. There is no bus service on Sundays or holidays.

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