A Brief History of Lynn, Massachusetts
Coastal Byway Miles: 3.2
Let’s start our journey with a brief history of Lynn, Massachusetts. Nearly 350 years ago, settlers bargained with natives for an area known as Saugus. Early residents of Lynn made their living in family farming and shellfishing. Lynn would later transition into the leather tanning industry, becoming the ladies’ shoe center of the world. The city became a popular Boston resort area when wealthy families and invidious built lavish summer estates across the shoreline.
Exploring Lynn From The Byway
From Boston, Lynn is the first stop on the Scenic Byway. Here, visitors can find popular sandy beaches on the Lynn/Nahant Beach Reservation. Byway travelers can also visit Lynn’s green spaces, public art installations, museums, and period architecture. There are also various shops and restaurants to visit near the coast.