In Newburyport, all roads lead to something special.
Newburyport by land
Newburyport is 35 driving miles north of Boston, and less than an hour from Manchester Airport in New Hampshire.
If you’re traveling the open roads, take exit 57 East from Route 95 and follow the signs to Downtown Newburyport.
We’ll be waiting with a shrimp cocktail and microbrew!
Parking Tip: If you catch a spot on the street, watch for time limits. Otherwise, these lots only charge .50 cents an hour from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pay at the kiosks and get to enjoying Newburyport.
The Newburyport Turnpike Bridge is where Route 1 and Route 1A cross the Merrimack River, connecting Newburyport with Salisbury, Massachusetts. Just west of the Turnpike Bridge sits the Chain Bridge, one of the oldest bridges along the river.
Whether interested in running, cycling or skipping throughout Newburyport, our nature trails, historic tours and bike clubs do a body good.
Clipper Heritage Trail. Dozens of Historic Tours to Experience
Clipper City Rail Trail and Harbor Walk. MBTA to the Merrimack
Maudslay State Park. Former Family Estate with Breathtaking Beauty
Newburyport ArtWalk Weekends. Perfect for Creative Adventurers
Taste Newburyport. Cape Ann Food Tour
WalkJogRun. Hundreds of Routes in Newburyport
Whether you live local to the Newburyport area or you are just coming for a visit, the Clipper City Rail Trail is a great way to experience the natural beauty of the area. The path runs from MBTA Commuter Rail Station over to the Merrrimack River and provides a picturesque spot to exercise or just enjoy a leisurely stroll.
Do you know about the impressive history of the Plum Island Airport in Newbury? Many advances in aviation occurred on Plum Island. The first flying field in New England was built on Plum Island. The original runway over the sand dunes and marshes was made of wood!
Newburyport beach activities extend way beyond boating and sunbathing. Explore Parker River Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island Beach for surfing, beachfront yoga, saltwater fishing and renowned migrate birdwatching.