Essex Street Inn
7 Essex Street, Newburyport, MA, USAhttp://www.essexstreetinn.com(978) 465-3148The Essex Street Inn and Suites is a charming, historic Inn nestled on a tree-lined street in the heart of downtown Newburyport, Massachusetts. With 37 rooms, each offering a unique, warm and welcoming style, the Inn has a room just for you! Every room or suite is comfortable, clean and private and features a private bath, high-speed internet service/wi-fi, air conditioning, satellite television, hair dryers, coffee pots and other personal touches for that ideal overnight experience. Perfect for a special family getaway...a romantic weekend..or that oh-so-important girl's shopping excursion! It is also a lovely 'home away from home' for an extended business trip to this delightful area.
Bartlett Mall Park
High St. Newburyport, MA, 01950http://bartletmall.orgHigh Street between State and Green Streets. The Superior Court House, designed by Bulfinch in 1805, sits in front of the glacier-formed frog pond featuring a fountain in its center. The Bartlet Mall and Frog Pond is the City of Newburyport's most visually prominent municipal park. The 7.3 acre park is an easy walk from the central business district. Its walkways and main promenade are a prime destination for runners, strollers and dog walkers. Situated beside The Mall is The Frog Pond Playground which features swings and a multi-age play structure.
Old Town Hill
Newman Road Newbury, MA, 01951http://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/northeast-ma/old-town-hill.html978.356.4351Located on Newman Road in Newbury. The central feature of this unique, half-upland and half-marine reservation is the 168-foot drumlin known as Old Town Hill. Trails lead through surrounding salt marsh, along the Little River, beside small tidal creeks, and up Old Town Hill to its summit which affords views of the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, and the Isles of Shoals.
36 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA, 01950http://calendar.boston.com/newburyport-ma/venues/show/176965-newburyport-waterfront-parkNewburyport Waterfront Park lies on the Merrimack River. Come here for great views, summer concerts and boats views.
14 Spofford Street, Newburyport, MA 01950http://www.moseleywoods.com978-222-3110This park overlooks the Merrimack River at the crossroads of Merrimac and Spofford and Moseley streets. This 16 acre park features hiking trails, picnic tables, a well-equipped playground and a spacious pavilion that is home to a summer concert series. A haven for picnicking, nature lovers, and children.
Maudslay State Park
Curzon Mill Rd, Newburyporthttp://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-north/maudslay-state-park.html978-465-7223A 480-acre state park with 19th century garden plantings, rolling meadows, pine forests and mountain laurel. Guided tours, trails for walking, hiking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing are available to the public. A seasonal outdoor theater and performance center are on the grounds. A real gem along the banks of the Merrimack River.
13 Middle Streethttp://www.thegrog.com(978) 465-8008For over forty years, The Grog has been the place to meet and to enjoy in Newburyport. The tradition of presenting fresh food, refreshment and entertainment continues - ever changing as we strive to keep things lively for you.
Loretta 27 State Street Newburyport, MA 01950http://www.lorettarestaurant.com/index.php978-463-0000Loretta offers regional American fare in a very comfortable and inviting setting. Here, you'll find hand packed burgers made with the finest beef, in-house smoked pulled pork, fresh seafood - chosen and delivered daily, homemade soups and stews, fresh roasted turkey for sandwiches, as well as incredibly eclectic and ethnic daily specials.
50 State St Newburyport, MA 01950http://www.agavemexicanbistro.com978.499.0428Agave provides fresh, authentic Mexican food served by enthusiastic staffs, making your dining experience a memorable one. They use high quality ingredients to create the most authentic experience of Mexican culinary technique North of Boston.
Ceia Kitchen and Bar
38 State St Newburyport, MA 01950http://ceiakitchenbar.com(978) 358-8112Ceia is a growing family that keeps true to doing what they love, retaining culinary tradition by bringing flavor authenticity and joy to every beautiful plate they serve, and every glass they pour.
25 State St Newburyport, MA 01950http://brineoyster.com(978) 358-8479Brine is New England's first oyster, crudo and chop bar. It's sleek, stainless and Carrera marble bar, industrial lighting and ample galvanized furnishings make the fresh fish and butchered meats the stars of the show. Drop by to chose from a daily smorgasbord of Ceviche, Crudo — fresh Bivalves, Tartare, Sashimi, Carpaccio — Cotton, Brandade, and Espumas in addition to select prime cuts and butchered chops.
Anchor Stone Deck Pizza
44 State Street Newburyport MA 01950http://anchorpizzeria.com(978) 463-3313Whether grabbing a slice on the way home from the beach or settling in for a cozy meal with someone special, stop by Anchor Stone Deck Pizza and tuck into a delicious pie complemented by an impressive selection of beer and wine.
Spencer Pierce Little Farm
Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm 5 Little’s Lane Newbury, MA, 01951http://www.historicnewengland.org/historic-properties/homes/spencer-peirce-little-farm978-462-2634The house was built sometime during the last quarter of the 17th Century,. Today Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm is a look into another world offering family friendly fun on a drop in basis. Learn more about life on a farm over the centuries through hands on activities. Pump water from a well or sit in a horsehair covered rocking chair and look through a stero-viewer in the 19th century parlor. Become an archaeologist as you piece “artifacts” together. Explore nature trails and enjoy a picnic under the maple trees. Visit farm animals housed at the site in partnership with the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention and Cruelty to Animals. Today, Its imposing size and unusual building materials, stone and brick, command respect and curiosity. The Farm maintains its original agricultural purpose, and the fields still produce commercial crops as they have continuously since 1635.
Cushing House Museum & Garden
98 High Street Newburyport, MA 01950http://www.essexheritage.org/attractions/cushing-house-museum-garden978-462-2681Cushing House Museum & Garden is a great place to take a trip into Newburyport's rich history and prosperous shipbuilding era inside this elegant federalist period mansion. A guided tour of the house's graceful rooms showcases fine collections of silver, furniture, portraits, clocks, needlework and more from New England, the Orient, and far away ports. On the grounds, visitors will find a stunning 19th century garden, an herb garden, fruit trees, a summer house, cobbled yard and carriage house. The Historical Society of Old Newbury hosts special events, lectures, and children's programs that are open to the public.
Custom House Maritime Museum
25 Water St. Newburyport, MA 01950http://www.customhousemaritimemuseum.org978-462-8681Custom House Maritime Museum is a great place to discover the abundant and interesting maritime heritage of Newburyport, MA (the eastern seacoast’s first major commercial port) and the Merrimack River Valley. See their unique collection of maritime art, model clipper ships, displays of famous shipwrecks, the history of the Coast Guard, and more.
First Presbyterian Church
29 Federal Street, Newburyport, MA, 01950http://www.oldsouthnbpt.org/index.htm978-465-9666Also known as Old South, the First Presbyterian Church is a Presbyterian congregation in Newburyport, Massachusetts that is part of the Presbyterian Church (USA).The congregation began meeting in the 1750s, following the ministry of the Methodist evangelist and preacher George Whitefield in the region. He died in Newburyport in 1770 and his remains were buried under the pulpit of the meeting house at his request. The bell in the clock tower was cast by Paul Revere.
Oak Hill Cemetery
Oak Hill Cemetery - Newburyport, MA, 01950http://www.oakhillcemeterynewburyport.com978 462-2010Visit the grave sites of Newburyport mayors, ministers, doctors, and photographers. Tour the Brown Chapel currently under restoration.
Coffin House 14 High Road Newbury, Mass. 01951http://www.historicnewengland.org/historic-properties/homes/coffin-house/coffin-house978-462-2634Coffin House is a historic Colonial American house, currently estimated to have been constructed circa 1678. It is located at 14 High Road, Newbury, Massachusetts and operated as a non-profit museum by Historic New England. The house is open on the first and third Saturday of the month from June through October.
Plum Island Light House
Northern tip of Plum Island, Ipswich Bay, entrance to Merrimack River, Newburyport, MA 01950http://www.newenglandlighthouses.net/plum-island.html(978) 463-2867Plum Island Light House is located on the western end of Plum Island, An historic granite lighthouse originally built in 1869 sits at the site, but no longer serves as an active aid to navigation. A short distance northwest of the granite lighthouse building is a 14 feet (4.3 m) metal tower that holds the automated light that has served as an aid to navigation since the earlier light was decommissioned in 1978.
Plum Island, MA 01950http://www.plum-island.comis a small barrier island just off the extreme northeast coast of Massachusetts offering miles of public sandy beaches. and is part of Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, and Ipswich. The residential part is mainly Newbury and Newburyport; you can tell which part is which by the color of the street signs; green for Newbury and blue for Newburyport.
Rowley, MA 01951http://www.fws.gov/refuge/parker_river(978) 465-5753Parker River National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1942 primarily to provide feeding, resting, and nesting habitats for migratory birds.
Plum Island, MA 01950http://www.plum-island.comNewburyport/Plum Island is world-famous as a "natural history" destination. Recognized as the nation’s finest bird watching area, birders and nature enthusiasts from around the world come to this area to observe a tremendous diversity of habitats and species. A number of factors make Newburyport/Plum Island a four-season natural history destination.
The Joppa Flats Education Center
1 Plum Island Turnpike Newburyport, MA 01950http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/joppa-flats978-462-9998The Joppa Flats Education Center is located at the gateway to one of the country’s most productive, year-round, wildlife viewing areas—the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and the Plum Island estuary. Highlights for visitors are the many species of birds that utilize the area’s extensive salt marshes, mudflats, rivers, bays, and coastal waters. During local area field trips, Joppa Flats program participants have recorded over 300 species of birds including the bald eagle, snowy owl, many warblers, shorebirds, and waterfowl. The new visitor center overlooking the Merrimack River includes second-floor observation areas—one indoors and one outdoors—a conference center, a guest services area, and interpretive displays.
Boating, Windsurfing ,Kayaking
Newburyport’s Mayor Peter J. Matthews Memorial Boa
On the west end of the boardwalk next to Black Cow Tap & Grill in Newburyport, MA.http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMC3KF_Mayor_Peter_J_Matthews_Memorial_Boardwalk_Newburyport_MAThe Memorial Boardwalk along the river in the heart of downtown, offers the public a chance to view the boating activity of the harbor. There are whale watch cruises , deep-sea fishing boats, evening party boats, public docks, sunset cruises, and harbor tours. Numerous yacht clubs and marinas are within a short distance of downtown.
Defiance Sail Charters
Beacon Marine Basin 211 East Main Street Gloucester, MA 01930http://www.defiancesailcharters.com/index.htm978-948-5434Windsurfing and Kayaking are ways to enjoy the river and sea. In the summer, the Merrimack River is full of boats, you don’t have to have your own to enjoy the beauty from the water. Instead, you can take a narrated harbor tour . Charter a sailboat or take a cruise on the scenic Merrimack River.
Plum Island Kayak
Plum Island Kayak 92 Merrimac Street Newburyport, MA, 01950http://www.plumislandkayak.com/plum/index.php(978) 462-5510Plum Island Kayak offers Kayak adventures for beginners to experienced enthusiasts. Rent kayaks hourly or join one of our guided river, wildlife refuge or open water tours. Transportation to and from all kayaking locations will be provided.
Metro Rock Indoor Rock Climbing Center
69 Norman Street • Everett, MA • 02149http://www.metrorock.com617.387.7625Metro Rock Indoor Rock Climbing Center offers state of the art rock climbing for all ages and abilities in a fun, safe and exciting atmosphere. They provide courses for beginners that have never climbed and courses for experts looking to hone their skills. MetroRock is a great way to get into great shape or meet exciting people.
Newburyport Harbor Tours
1 Merrimac Landing #26 Newburyport, MA 01950http://www.harbortours.com603-682-2293Newburyport Harbor Tours this voyage will take you through 12,000 years of natural history, from the birth of the Great Marsh at the end of the last ice age through the European colonization and economic boom of the area during America's Industrial Revolution, and into the 21st century. You'll meet the resident wildlife of the area, including harbor seals, hawks, great blue herons, egrets, diving cormorants, and maybe even deer and bald eagles! Your captain and crew will weave together the natural, economic and maritime history with the ecological significance of one of New England's most beautiful and scenic coastal jewels!
Newburyport Whale Watching
On the boardwalk 54 - Merrimac Street Newburyport, MA 01950http://newburyportwhalewatch.com1-800-848-1111Whale WatchingLeave Newburyport Harbor and head out to the home of the great whales! Humpbacks, Minke, and Finbacks or maybe a Great Blue Whale are all waiting for you off the beautiful New England Coast. A whale watch cruise is a wonderful family experience.