Newburyport Massachusetts Attractions
The area is located at the mouth of the Merrimack River into the Atlantic Ocean and has many shops, restaurants and small shops. Today it is best known as Newburyport, Massachusetts, one of the state's most popular tourist destinations.
Lovers of the outdoors can also spend time on Spofford Street overlooking the Merrimack River, a 476-acre site on the banks of the river. Maudslay State Park in Newburyport is a great place to spend a day in the heart of the city with its picturesque views. The unspoilt land, which includes a nature reserve, makes it easy to escape the crowds and still enjoy the natural beauty of its surroundings.
For more information about this wildlife refuge, visit us and arrange a guided birding tour with the Massachusetts Audubon Society. There is also the Audubson Center on Plum Island Turnpike, which is just a few blocks from Maudslay State Park. From here you have a great view of the Merrimack River and the city of Newburyport as well as the State Park.
If you're looking for an excellent picnic spot or a walk on the water, head to the promenade that runs along the Merrimack River. If you want to escape the city life and enjoy nature for a day, visit the Fells. Covering over 2,200 acres in Newburyport, Massachusetts, and two miles of coastline in the Bay State, they offer visitors a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, fishing and more. For everything you need to know about fishing, visit Surfland Bait & Tackle for more information about beach fishing and fishing guides.
The National Wildlife Refuge on the Parker River is also a 15-minute drive from Newburyport and is a great place to visit in winter. This popular beach birding spot is half a world away, but it is also only a 15-minute drive from the city centre. The harbor has three lighthouses built by the U.S. Coast Guard (which began in Newburstsport), as well as interpretative signs describing the early use of the Merrimack by the residents. A highlight of this boathouse is that it is located just a few meters from the beach and a short walk from the coast.
Speaking of great location, Newburyport's community beach, just steps from the Compass Rose Inn, is home to a family-friendly attraction called Plum Island National Wildlife Refuge.
Take a trip to the New Hampshire Isles Shoals to explore the island and visit White Island Lighthouse. If you want to take a larger boat to the east, Newburyport is also just a few miles east of Boston on the Massachusetts-Rhode Island border. The city comes alive in the summer when the world's largest whale-watching service, Whale Watch, operates from here. Besides whale watching boats and a boat tour of the Plum Island National Wildlife Refuge, they also offer a variety of educational activities for children and adults, such as kayaking, canoeing, fishing and much more.
If you're looking for a nature hike closer to the city centre, the Clipper City Rail Trail is a great way to experience the natural beauty of the area. Whether you live in the Newburyport area or just come to visit, it is an excellent option for those who want to go hiking and cycling.
The vast landscape with the rocky paths leading up to the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful views of Newburyport Bay are a must for anyone who wants to hike and cycle.
Waterfront Park is a perfect green space and features a great promenade that runs along the Merrimack River, as well as benches to enjoy the views of the water and boating activities. On a clear day you can see as far as Boston, but on a rainy day you can escape the water and walk out onto the gentle meadow. The area where the Merrimacks River meets the ocean at the end of the promenades and the coast of Newburyport Bay is a popular spot for visitors.
Visit Newburyport Harbor Lighthouse, built in 1898, or enjoy a beautiful sunset from the top of the lighthouse at the end of Waterfront Park on a sunny day.
There are many attractions and entertainment options in the city, some of which are just a few blocks from Newburyport Harbor Park and Waterfront Park. One of the best places to browse is the Museum of Fine Arts, a collection of art galleries and antique shops selling everything from clocks and furniture to art. Visit the coast southeast of Boston, the place where the pilgrims landed and Massachusetts (or New England) began its journey to begin its new life. Plan to explore the area and see some famous attractions, but be aware that it is only a short drive from Boston and not an hour or two drive or two train rides away.