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Attend These Summer Festivals on the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway

May 24, 2023 1:15 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Salem Arts Festival Date: June 2-4, 2023 Where: 32 Derby Square, Salem, MA Arts and Culture are an integral part of day-to-day life in Salem. The Salem Arts Festival has become a source of pride and revenue for hundreds of creative professionals and a major economic boost to the local community, with over 7500 attendees annually. Public activities include multiple...


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6 Places to Visit With the Family on the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway

June 20, 2022 2:29 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Essex Coastal Scenic Byway is a great journey to go on with the entire family. All throughout the Byway, you’ll find only-found-here scenic adventures. Below, you’ll find a few specific suggestions along with options spread out across the entire Scenic Byway. Salem Willows Arcade and Park Address: 165 Fort Avenue, Salem, MA The Salem Willows Arcade and Park blends...


7 Great Coffee Shops & Cafes Along the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway

June 17, 2022 2:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

There’s nothing like a good cup of joe, is there? The smell of freshly brewed coffee intoxicates the senses, especially when brewed at a local coffee shop. Your journey across the Scenic Byway takes you through some of the North Shore’s best coffee shops. Continue reading to find just a few of our must-stop Essex Coastal Scenic Byway coffee shops...


Dog-Friendly Places to Visit Along the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway

June 14, 2022 2:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Is there anything better than a day trip with your pup? Luckily, a few great spots to visit along the Coastal Byway are dog-friendly! Continue reading to find just a few dog friendly places along the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway! Salem Willows Park (Salem) The Salem Willows Park is a beautiful oceanfront park in Salem, MA. The park contains over...


Landmarks and Historic Sites on the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway

June 10, 2022 8:54 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Our local history is something to be cherished and preserved. This is one of the many reasons we felt it essential to designate and promote the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway Landmarks. All across the Byway, travelers can find incredible sites representing the North Shore’s vibrant history. Each of these sites and landmarks has its own unique story to tell. All...


Best Breweries On The Essex Coastal Scenic Byway

9 Great Breweries on the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway

June 6, 2022 9:06 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Is there anything better than a cold pint on a hot day? Or a flight of incredible craft beers so that you can try them all? Luckily, there are many breweries to try all across your journey (provided you have a designated driver, of course!).  Below, you’ll discover a few of the many great Essex Coastal Scenic Byway breweries to...


Water Activities & Rentals On The Essex Coastal Scenic Byway

Water Activities & Rentals on the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway

May 31, 2022 1:16 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s no secret that the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway offers breathtaking views and fun things to do all across the coast of the North Shore, Massachusetts. But, while there’s plenty to do on dry land, there’s nothing quite like getting onto the waters yourself.  Luckily, there are plenty of watersport rentals (kayaks, paddleboards, pedal boats) to keep you busy! Below,...


Seafood Restaurants On The Essex Coastal Scenic Byway

Seafood Restaurants on the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway

May 26, 2022 2:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If New England is known for anything, it’s absolutely incredible seafood. And there’s no better way to find your new favorite seafood stand or restaurant than by traveling the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway on the North Shore of Massachusetts! Today, let’s explore just a few of the many local seafood restaurants that you can stop at along your journey. Let...


The Best Antique Shops Along The Essex Coastal Scenic Byway

The Best Antique Shops Along the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway

May 25, 2022 9:26 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The Essex Coastal Scenic Byway is your gateway to breathtaking sights, sandy beaches, scenic hiking trails, and thrilling (or peaceful) watersports on the North Shore of Massachusetts. But did you know that there are also plenty of unique shopping experiences all across the byway? Today, let’s spotlight one of those shopping experiences – we’re talking antiques! The Scenic Byway just...


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Beaches to Explore on the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway

May 20, 2022 2:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When you drive the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway, you are guaranteed to pass some of Massachusetts’s best beaches. Each of these beaches has its own unique qualities, including scenic views, swimming, and walking the sandy shores.  And for the photographers and social influencers out there, all these locations offer epic photo spots – so bring your selfie stick!    Lynn/Nahant...