We recently went to Newburyport MA, one of our favorite places to help my mother rake her yard. We had a lovely time. We did many things, walked the dogs on the beach and drove around Plum Island, I dropped in on my favorite nautical themed antique shop, and we did some shopping on Main St. This is a big amount to share so I thought I would break it up and give it to you all in pieces over the next few days.
Newburyport, is a lovely city with old buildings that was at it’s height during the big sea captain era. Many of the large building up on High St. and many other areas of Newburyport have distinctive architectural features such as the widow’s walk, that you don’t see so much outside of coastal New England. I hope I can take some photos of some of these next time I am in Newburyport. It is also a hub for artists and divorced women for some inexplicable reason.
Today it is all small shops, galleries and boutiques. Great shopping. Few chain stores. Very nice place to walk around in any season. This is a tiny little city that is really more of a town so far as the winter time population goes. In the summer it is full of tourists and big events.
There is even a giant old brick lighthouse on Water Street, which runs along the Merrimack river, you would take it if you were headed from Main St. up to Plum Island. It boasts water views that are just breath taking.
There is also a lovely walk you can take along the Merrimack River. You just have to find Oldies to get onto it.
At Oldies you will find all kinds of Nautical New England and a route to the wharf to walk along the river.
And finally we took some shots from our walk along the wharf.
The nice thing about the wharf and Newburyport is the old New England nautical culture. The best part of the wharf though is, the doggies. It is always full of doggies. Sometimes they jump off into the river and even take a swim. Newburport is a very pet friendly area. Dogs are everywhere, even at the beach, but that is for another post. I have just one more photo to share with you on this post. It was something we saw while walking the wharf. An old fashioned fishing trawler! What a lucky thing to find. So, check out Early Times
Tomorrow, I will take you for a walk toward Plum Island along Water St, to check out my favorite antique shop. And then Saturday, we will go check out the beach on Plum Island. I hope you all join me.