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!