Attractions

Wildlife Reserve in Newburyport

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

This 4662-acre sanctuary occupies the southern three-quarters of Plum Island. More than 800 species of bird, plant and animal reside in its many ecological habitats, including beaches, sand dunes, salt pans, salt ma…
Beach in Newburyport

Sandy Point State Reservation

At the southern tip of Plum Island, Sandy Point is a 77-acre state park that is popular for swimming, sunning and tide-pooling. Walking trails and an observation tower also make for good bird-watching. Access Sandy …
Museum in Newburyport

Custom House Maritime Museum

The 1835 granite Custom House, built by Robert Mills (of Washington Monument fame), is an excellent example of Classical Revival architecture. It now houses the Maritime Museum, which exhibits artifacts from Newbury…
Historic Site in Newburyport

Cushing House Museum & Garden

This 21-room Federal home is decked out with fine furnishings and decorative pieces from the region. Collections of portraits, silver, needlework, toys and clocks are all on display, not to mention the impressive As…