Newburyport, MA: A Historic Seaport
Blog post courtesy of The Fruh Team
Welcome to Newburyport, MA!
Located just 35 miles northeast of Boston, the historic seaport of Newburyport bustles with outdoor recreation, arts and culture.
Situated at the mouth of the Merrimack, where it meets the Atlantic Ocean, Newburyport’s picturesque location makes it ideal for exploring. Start your day at Plum Island, an 11-mile long barrier island, home to miles of sandy beaches and the Parker River Wildlife Refuge. Bring your binoculars and you’ll join the thousands of birdwatchers who flock to the area. Or, rent a kayak, explore the tidal marshes or join a whalewatch, departing from the harbor. Prefer to keep your feet on land? Explore the city on bike via the Clipper City Rail Trail or stroll along the boardwalk, right in downtown.
For many, it’s the picturesque downtown that makes Newburyport so memorable. With a rich history of preservation, historic homes and brick facades line the city streets. Museums like the Custom House Martime Museum and the Museum of Old Newbury detail the rich history of our area with a wide variety of lectures, exhibits add events. Unique shops and top-rated restaurants abound including New England's only oyster, crudo and chop bar, Brine, newly opened, The Poynt and longtime local fixture, Glenn's Food & Libations. In a hurry? Grab a quick burger at Lexie's on State or a taco to go at Metzy's. If it's a Thursday, stop by Newburyport Brewing for live music and craft beers at the tap room.The cobble-lined, pedestrian-only Inn Street hosts a variety of street fairs including Savor Newburyport’s Grand Tasting with live music, art and food highlighting our local resources. Outdoor concerts and movie nights along the waterfront, antique car shows, and tall ship visits, book our calendars year-round.
A vibrant arts scene can be found in the city’s many galleries as well as the Center for the Arts, housed in a converted firehouse. The Newburyport Literary Festival, a celebration of literature, readers, writers attracts renown writers from around the country. The Documentary Film Festival shares thoughtful film making with residents of Newburyport and beyond.
With top-notch schools, an engaged community and a committment to it’s history, it’s no surprise that it’s rated as one of the top places to live in Massachusetts.
Photos by John William Brown, Fine Art Photography
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