Walking path and grass area along beach. Swings, slides, and a basketball court On-street parking available Lifeguard on duty seven days a week - two hours before high tide and remains until two hours after high tide [during summer season]
This Park is the historic site of Gloucester's first settlers in 1623. Dorchestermen set up fishing stages on this land. Two beaches are located in Stage Fort Park - Cressy's Beach and Half Moon Beach . Half Moon is a sheltered sandy beach that is more like a lagoon. Cressy's Beach is a rocky, more natural beach.
Chandler Hovey Park, also known as Lighthouse Point, is located at the end of Follett Street, off Ocean Avenue on Marblehead Neck. The 3.74 acre park overlooks the mouth of the harbor and the shorelines of Beverly and Manchester-By-The-Sea and offers pavilions, benches. picnic tables, restrooms, swimming and parking. Originally owned by the U.S. government, it was purchased in 1948 by Marblehead resident Chandler Hovey, who donated it to the town.
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!
Want to head to the beach? Boston's North Shore has plenty to offer. They are large and small, oceanside and harborside, sandy and rocky, and some are even muddy! You decide... Choose a favorite, or try them all! You could try different beach every day and call it a beach crawl!
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!
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