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The North Shore of Massachusetts boasts more than a dozen historic coastal villages, each with its own charms and attractions. Take a day or two to explore what lies beyond the big city. You may be surprised at what you find. Just 30 miles northeast of Boston, Ipswich is the perfect destination for history buffs and nature devotees alike. Amos A. Lawrence established the Ipswich Hosiery Mills inand by the turn of the century, the town had become the largest stocking manufacturer in the country.
Today the town generates much of its income from tourism. Historians are drawn to the examples of early American architecture, and outdoor enthusiasts come for the surrounding parks and wildlife sanctuaries, which include Willowdale State ForestSandy Point State Reservationand Crane Beach. MBTA prices will soon increase, so check the website for updates. The attractions are spread out, so you might want to bring a bike to get around. Expect to ride an average of 15 miles.
Or go to BU Maps and search for the most convenient Zipcar location. During the summer months, the Ipswich Explorer shuttles passengers between downtown Ipswich and Crane Beach for a minimal fee. Specializing in free-trade organic coffees, cocoas, and chocolates, as well as ice cream from Attleboro-based Bliss Bros. Not a coffee drinker? A steaming mug of New England apple cider, with or without a drizzle of caramel, is for you. Settlers built the first meetinghouse here inand since then, six churches have stood in its place. Legend has it that inevangelist George Whitfield preached so powerfully against the fires of hell that the devil hurled himself from the church belfry, leaving his footprint embedded in the ledges nearby.
Head back toward Market Street, taking a moment to pop into some of the shops or to visit with friendly residents who will almost certainly regale you with anecdotes about the town. Take a moment to look at the Choate Bridge on your left. The bridge, built inis the oldest stone arch bridge in America. Established inAppleton Farms County Rd. Visitors will see rolling grasslands, grazing livestock, ancient stone walls, tree-lined carriage paths, and historic farm buildings. Appleton Farms is open daily from sunrise to sunset. Interpretive tours and programs for families and adults are offered throughout the year.
At Wolf Hollow Essex Rd. The Russell family grows nearly everything it sells, including 25 varieties of apples and a large selection of other fruits and vegetables. The honey is harvested from their hives, and the maple syrup is tapped from their maple trees. For dessert, try a hot apple-cider donut or a fruit pie.
Customers over 21 may also want to visit the wine-tasting tablewhere they can sample two dozen varieties of fruit wines and hard ciders. Before you leave, walk around the grounds to see the geese, pigs, sheep, goats, horses, and ducks. Castle Hill, a room Stuart-style mansion that overlooks the pristine sands of Crane Beach, was once the summer estate home of Chicago industrialist Richard T.
Crane, Jr. The house—and the 1, acres of beachfront, dunes, and maritime forest surrounding it—is now maintained by the Trustees of Reservations. The area is home to a diversity of wildlife, including deer, fox, turkey, and songbirds. You may even spot a great horned owl or a red-tailed hawk. After exploring, head down to Crane Beach for a brisk early evening stroll along the surf. The white sands stretching for miles along both sides of Castle Neck form one of the most picturesque beaches in New England.
Note: Parking fees vary throughout the season. While the clams are definitely the most popular menu item, fried shrimp, scallops, oysters, calamari, and haddock are available as well. The portions are huge—the platters come with a choice of two sides: fries, onion rings, or coleslaw—and the prices, while not cheap, are reasonable. Be prepared for a wait—the lines at the Clam Box are almost as legendary as the food.
Established inWhite Farms makes all of its ice cream on site. Stick with the small cup; the large is an entire pint. Explore more day trips from Boston here. Vicky Waltz Profile. Boston University moderates comments to facilitate an informed, substantive, civil conversation. Abusive, profane, self-promotional, misleading, incoherent or off-topic comments will be rejected. Moderators are staffed during regular business hours EST and can only accept comments written in English. Statistics or facts must include a citation or a link to the citation.
Hi Vicky, I wanted to let you know that your article is terrific. I have in the public school and spend many of my hard earned dollars the Clam Box and Russell Orchards. Please let me know if you and your colleagues would be interested in visiting our office.
Thanks, John. Really, what a fantastic job! Not being an origanal resident of MA, I really love all the aricles about where we can explore and day trip and visit like the articles about Coolidge Corder and Davis and Central sqaur too. Thank you so much, and what place is next? Someplace that is good to visit before Winter Vacation? Fantastic article and beautiful photo! Well done, Vicky!
No matter how apparently crowded immediately in front of the car park, face the ocean then turn right. A pleasant ten minute walk guaranteed to take you away from the crowds. Make this a leisurely fifteen minute beach walk to arrive at the S. Peace, privacy, dunes and panorama is what you will find. Boston University More Publications. The Brink. October 23, Vicky Waltz. Twitter Facebook.
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