About Newburyport, MA

Newburyport is a beautiful coastal city in Essex County, Massachusetts. Just 30 miles northeast of Boston, the city is  a historic seaport with a vibrant tourism industry. Newburyport includes part of Plum Island, and is located at the mouth of the Merrimack River making it an ideal location for folks who want to live
near or on the water.

 
 

Vibrant Downtown Newburyport

Newburyport boasts a vibrant and historic downtown, with countless locally-owned shops and restaurants to keep you occupied. Once you have finished shopping be sure to head to the picturesque waterfront to take in the views of the Merrimack river and to get a taste of the Maritime activity that persists in the city to this day. The city is just 35 miles North of Boston, making it an ideal day trip. Once you visit, you may not want to leave.

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Parker River Wildlife Refuge

Located along the northeast coast of Massachusetts, Parker River National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1941 to provide feeding, resting, and nesting habitat for migratory birds. Most commonly associated with Plum Island – a barrier beach island – the refuge is comprised of more than 4700 acres of diverse habitats including sandy beach and dune, cranberry bog, maritime forest and shrub land, and freshwater marsh.


THe Tannery Marketplace

Newburyport’s finest shopping and dining experience awaits you at The Tannery Marketplace, adjoining the picturesque waterfront of the Newburyport Harbor on Boston’s North Shore. Are you ready to see, taste and touch the magic of these historic mills? We look forward to seeing you at The Tannery Marketplace.

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Yankee Homecoming

Yankee Homecoming is an 8 day celebration filled with mostly free activities and entertainment all week long. We are a non-profit organization made up of 100% volunteers. We have many volunteer opportunities year round. Some require long term commitments and others an afternoon at an event or simply making phone calls, or sending emails in the comfort of your own home.


Coastal Trails - The Clipper City Rail Trail

The 1.1-mile, multi-use Clipper City Rail Trail and Harbor Walk connects the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail station and the Merrimack River near downtown Newburyport. The paved pathway connects stairways and spur trails that lead to neighborhood streets. In addition, users will find urban amenities, such as ice cream parlors, bakeries, coffee shops and restaurants.
 

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The Newburyport Farmer's Market

Winter Spring, Summer or Fall, the Newburyport Farmer's Market offers some of the best local fruits, vegetables and prepared food the Greater Newburyport Area has to offer. The farmer's market runs 9am to 1pm every Sunday in the summer and Fall, as well as multiple Sundays per month in the winter. 


Getting To Newburyport