NEWBURYPORT — Native and local history maven Ghlee Woodworth says she was at the Historical Society of Old Newbury here in 2010 when the curator showed her a recent find promoting something called the Clipper Trail. “And I said, ‘I think I remember this sign.’ ”
Woodworth decided it was time to re-blaze that trail, but bigger and better – and on the Internet.
Nearly three years later, the Clipper Heritage Trail is up and running, with a website at www.clipperheritagetrail.com that outlines 13 tours of Newburyport and provides information on roughly 125 historical points of interest in the town.
There’s a mobile version that smartphone users can take along as they walk, bike, or drive that includes downloadable maps and brochures.