- TripBuzz found 405 things to do with kids in or near Essex, Massachusetts, including 402 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Boston, Salem, Gloucester and Cambridge.
- From Cogswell's Grant to Essex Shipbuilding Museum, the Essex area offers 114 different types of family activities, including: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Boat Cruise and Parks.
- A small town outside of Boston, Essex is a popular tourist destination in New England. Located on the Essex River, the city has its economic roots in both shipbuilding and clamming; and its rich history is recorded at its local museum. Other attractions in the area include a variety of antique shops, fishing charters, walking trails and public parks.
A 114 acre property that once belonged to the famous publisher Ellery Sedgwick, Long Hill now boasts an extensive network of meticulously landscaped gardens. The gardens combine intentional plantings with wilderness, and feature walking trails.
Featuring over five miles of well-maintained carriage paths with woodlands on one side and open countryside on the other, Appleton Farms Grass Rides offers a scenic environment for hiking, wildlife watching, and exploration.
Greenwood Farm is a historic and pastoral destination that centers on a 19th Century white farmhouse built by Thomas Greenwood. The farm is surrounded by bucolic pasture lands, and features two and a half miles of walking trails.
A 600-acre nature reserve, Ravenswood Park offers local historical relics including Native American artifacts and structures built by early settlers. It provides 10 miles of trails and paths along with areas for picnics, bird watching and cross-country skiing.