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      at Newburyport, Massachusetts
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Activities to Enjoy While Visiting Plum Island...
 
Nature abounds in all seasons
Within walking distance of a wildlife refuge, world-known birding sanctuary and a state beach. Plum Island is a 9 mile-long barrier reef island, with 7 miles of unspoiled beaches. On the northern tip is the Plum Island Lighthouse, with views of New Hampshire and Gloucester from the top.
Enjoy the beach
It is a half block walk to the river beach. You can follow the river over the jetty to the expansive ocean beach or you can walk or take our beach bikes a few blocks down to one of the beach access roads leading directly to the ocean beach.
Other recreational activities
Many choices for 'playtime' are just around the corner! In addition to the ones already mentioned, there are others very close by:
  • deep sea fishing
  • beachcombing
  • whale watching
  • bird watching
  • fly fishing
  • live theater
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • sight seeing
  • jet skiing
We are less than 1 hour from some of the best skiing in New England, less than 1 hour from Boston with its wonderful shopping and historical sites, and less than an hour from fantastic New England foliage. We're happy to help you plan your weekend/week vacation.
Get out and about
Just south of the Plum Island turnoff on Rt. 1A is Tendercrop Farm for the best fruits and vegetables and flowers. Shaws is the big grocery in Newburyport. On the Island Dick’s will provide milk and necessities. Luckily they DO have Ben & Jerry’s.
Some other things to do
  1. In the house you will find board games, summer novels, little surf boards, and an ocean kayak for your enjoyment.
  2. Use the grill on the deck and the kitchen (BYO Food). There is a blender, a coffee maker, a microwave, a dishwasher, and a washer/dryer.
  3. There are many bike trips along the coast.
  4. A day at the Parker Wildlife refuge (north end of island).
  5. You can take all sorts of day trips…whale watching, Salem witches, Boston by commuter rail, but we have trouble leaving the island.
  6. Nights can be filled with theatre, music and fine dining, or the great little community movie theatre in Newburyport.
  7. There are two excellent bookstores in town.
  8. There is a playground at the northern point. Bring a basketball.
  9. A game of Scrabble and early to bed are also popular options.