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
Leave Newburyport Harbor and head out to the Atlantic Ocean to see Humpbacks, Minkes, Finbacks and other marine life along the New England Coast. Newburyport Whale Watch naturalists will guide the 4-hour tour out to Jeffries Ledge or wherever the whales are playing.
The Plum Island Light House also know as the Plum Island Light or the Newburyport Harbor Light, has a very interesting history. It was first lit in 1788 with a lantern burning whale oil. And it was the 13th lighthouse to be constructed in the U.S.. It was needed to guide boaters into the treacherous mouth of the Merrimack River and into Newburyport Harbor.
Bartlet Mall, a gorgeous historic park at the intersection of Pond and High Streets, is a great place for ice-skating, sledding, and enjoying nature. Its scenic views provide the setting for a wide variety of popular community events. There are wide walkways and a series of footpaths that border the Mall and lead to the Frog Pond. It has also become a highly photographed area by many local photographers.