Sometimes when you're on the go, and things are getting hectic, it's great to be able to pull over and let the kids decompress at a playground. We have compiled a list of alot (but not all) of the playgrounds on the North Shore. We like to visit the different ones on our routes around Essex county, and compare them. If we see one we haven't been to, we'll stop and give it a try. Have a look, explore and discover the North Shore through a playground tour!
The North Shore has many miles of trails over all kinds of terrain. Hike in the forest, through moraine boulder feilds, over dunes, and through varied habitats that offer many different kinds of flora and fauna. It's not just about hiking either - many trails are accessible to cross country skiers, showshoe enthusiast and mountain bikers too. Check out our complete list of places hike, run and walk on the North Shore, and discover the unique beauty of this wonderful part of Massachusetts!
There a many great musuems on the North Shore due to the area's history, cultural diversity, maritime heritage and roots in colonial America. There are plenty to visit, and if you include museums in the greater Boston area, there are almost too many to visit. Check out our list of museums. You'll find that the North Shore and surrounding areas cover a wide variety of interest through their museums - everything from art to colonial settlements to textiles to science and robotics!
Want to head to the beach? Boston's North Shore has plenty to offer. They are large and small, oceanside and harborside, sandy and rocky, and some are even muddy! You decide... Choose a favorite, or try them all! You could try different beach every day and call it a beach crawl!
Salisbury Beach is one of the state's most popular ocean beaches, stretching 3.8 miles along the Atlantic Ocean. This 521-acre park offers swimming, boating, fishing, and camping, and is very popular with trailer campers. Facilities include a 484-site campground with renovated bathhouses, an extensive day-use parking lot, three new comfort stations for the beach- going public with boardwalks over the dunes, and a new playground and pavilion area.