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Straddling the Merrimac river in Northwestern Massachusetts, Essex county is a fascinating mix of the modern and the quaint. Travelers to this vibrant region have their pick of a wide variety of luxurious homes, which are located in areas that offer a mix of activities sure to appeal to just about any taste. Whether vacationers want a place with a deck and an outdoor grill, Internet access, a hot tub, or a place to park, there is definitely a place that fits the bill.
Enjoy your trip to Essex County on the high seas with a cruise along the coast aboard the Charter Windfall, a 49-foot traditional sailing vessel with full accommodations and amenities. The ‘Windfall’ circuit will take you on a romp among the Cape Ann region, delivering sights you could never experience on dry land. This stately vessel is docked in historic Gloucester, MA, from June through October, giving you plenty of time and space to plan your next exciting marine getaway.7 Seas Whale Watching
Observe the thrilling spectacle of some of the largest and most interesting sea creatures living in their natural habitats. On an expedition with 7 Seas you can expect to see a range of animals that include, Blue Whales, Humpback Whales, White-Sided Dolphins, and Seals. Rest up in style at one of many cozy coastal hideaways on Plum Island that are ready to cater to your needs.
Take advantage of the wide variety of shopping opportunities in Essex County. With a local culture grounded in both the traditional and the high tech, you’ll enjoy destinations such as the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, that plays host to dozens of shopping establishments and eateries.
Delivering a festive and friendly experience featuring world-class talent is what the Boston Theater is all about. Enjoy the tones of a resurgent and critically acclaimed Smashing Pumpkins led by front man Billy Corgin, who is joined by Liz Phair on April 9, 2016. If you prefer something a little more edgy and old school treat yourself and your friends to a night with the legendary Iggy Pop at the same location on April 11th. If even that isn’t enough, make sure to be there on April 17th when multi-platinum sweetheart Jewel brings you her best hits.
Springtime in New England will officially start on March 22nd, so if you enjoy the crisp temperatures and blooming trees that are a feature of the weather patterns during this time of year, you owe it to yourself to check out the vacation homes in Newburypor and Essex County. The temperate spring climate lends itself to a wide range of outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, tennis, camping, and fishing.
You will find that Essex County is quite easy to reach, and that there are a wide range of travel options to use to get there. Two major airports serve the region, Logan in Boston as well as Bradley Field in Windsor Locks, CT, just over the border. If you like seeing the heartland views from the comfort of a coach Amtrak and other rain companies offer service to most of the region, with the high-speed Acela Express available for trips on the Boston-New York route. If you are considering a less expensive alternative to air and rail travel, you’ll certainly appreciate the Greyhound and Peter Pan bus services that provide you with convenient and relatively cheap transportation to most major cities and towns in the region. There is also ample highway access if you are driving, with I-91 delivering North-South access and the Mass Pike getting you from East to West in no time at all.