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Outdoors

Newburyport outdoor events are generally the talk of the town. As a community of those who enjoy hiking, biking, boating and even skateboarding, the outdoor activities in Newburyport are part of a lifestyle we respect and cherish. Parker River is a nationally recognized wildlife refuge known for world-class bird watching. Maudslay State Park trails and gardens always provide an adventure. Together with kayaking the Merrimack into the sunset, we believe make Newburyport a true Coastal destination well-worth cherishing. What do you think?

Linden Tree, Newburyport

Linden Trees Bring Sweet Scents to Downtown Newburyport

Along with the smell of the ocean air, you may notice the additional fragrant scent of Linden trees when strolling around downtown Newburyport. These aromatic trees fill the coastal town’s
Piping Plovers Nesting, Plum Island Refuge Closures, Newbury MA

Piping Plovers Nesting Season Brings Annual Plum Island Refuge Closures

Each year Plum Island beachgoers must pack up their gear and vacate The Parker River National Wildlife Refuge when the piping plovers swoop in for nesting and breeding season causing
Dogs on the Beach, Newburyport

Dogs on the Beach – Plum Island & Newburyport Area Beaches

Taking your dogs on the beach in the Newburyport area is a great outdoor adventure for you and your furry sidekicks. While most area beaches welcome your pups for a
Mini Golf Course at Nunan's, Georgetown

Premier 18 Hole Mini Golf Course for the North Shore

Have you been to Nunan’s lately? Last year, we proudly opened Kallie’s Kones, a full-service ice cream parlor, and Garden Golf, a premier 18-hole, beautifully landscaped mini golf course. Our
Theater in the Open

Theater in the Open

Theater in the Open is dedicated to bringing creative and innovative community theater to the cultural landscape of Greater Newburyport. They stage high-quality original productions each year for the enjoyment of the community. And they are dedicated to theater that is free and open to anyone!
Bird Watching at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

From the Plum Island beaches to the Maritime Forest, the Parker River Wildlife Refuge is a top quality bird watching destination. Parker River is a nationally recognized Wildlife Refuge for over 300 species or resident and migratory birds as well as a large variety of mammals, insects, fish, reptiles and amphibians.
Bartlet Mall

Bartlet Mall

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.
playgrounds in the Newburyport area

Top Eight Playgrounds in the Newburyport Area

We’re lucky to live in an area with more than its fair share of wonderfully designed and maintained playgrounds, including one rated top ten in the state! From relatively small but
Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm

Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm

Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm is a historic 231-acre property in Newbury with events and activities for you and your family to enjoy. Much of the land at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm is still under active agriculture! Visit the expansive open land and tour the farmhouse to see what life was like in Newbury in the 1690s!
Clipper City Rail Trail, Newburyport MA

Clipper City Rail Trail

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.

Waterfront Park

Newburyport Waterfront Park is positioned in the center of downtown Newburyport, Massachusetts.A perfect green space, Waterfront Park has a great boardwalk that runs along the Merrimack River and plenty of benches to stop and enjoy the waterfront views and boating activity.
Freedom Boat Club, Newburyport MA

Build Life Long Boating Memories Hassle-Free

You have probably heard a few nautical metaphors over the years, sayings such as, “A boat is a hole in the water that you throw money into” or “You know
Newburyport on the Water, Newburyport MA

Newburyport Life On The Water

The weather has finally started to brighten and spring is in the air…and nowhere is that more apparent than in Downtown Newburyport on the water.  The marina workers are busy

Beach Activities

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.

Maudslay State Park

Miles of Meadows & Walking Trails Maudslay State Park features breathtaking 19th century gardens, carriage roads and walking trails, stunning fields and meadows as well as stone arch bridges and
Plum Island Beach, Newburyport

Plum Island Beach

PI beach is family-friendly sand, surf and sun 35 miles north of Boston, and a bike ride from downtown Newburyport.

Friends of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Parker River From the Plum Island beaches to the Maritime Forest, even the birds in Newburyport recognize a quality destination in the Parker River Wildlife Refuge. Parker River is a nationally
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