A Brief History of Newbury, MA
Coastal Byway Miles: 8.3
Newbury, MA was first settled in 1635 as a cattle-raising enterprise. The commercial center of Newbury divided off in 1764 to form what we know today as Newburyport. This action relegated Newbury to a rural fishing community. Today, the town is a quiet New England community rich in heritage.
Exploring Newbury From The Byway
The Scenic Byway takes travelers past historic buildings and sweeping Great Marsh vista. Nature lovers have plenty of opportunities to explore the coastal scenery. Rent a kayak to explore the Parker River or hike the Old Town Hill trails.