- 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 historic and scenic lighthouse on Straghtsmouth Island, Straightsmouth Lighthouse is viewable from hiking trails and from the water via kayak or canoe. Guided boat tours are also available for tourists to view the landmark.
The North Shore Kayak Outdoor Center is a business that provides a number of kayak services to the general public. Customers are offered kayak tours, sales, and rentals, as well as many other options to enjoy.
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115 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970 MoreLess Info
The House of the Seven Gables is an original colonial mansion dating back to late 17th-century which operates as a local museum today featuring restored period furnishings and a variety of other artifacts.
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Follett Street, off Ocean Avenue, Marblehead, MA MoreLess Info
Marblehead, Massachusetts is home to the Chandler Hovey Park & Marblehead Light. This popular park spans almost 4 acres and is a popular place for picnics, hiking, dog walking, people watching and other fun outdoor pursuits.
Washington Square North, Salem, MA 01970 MoreLess Info
Salem Witch Museum houses numerous life-sized replicas of stage sets, lighting and prominent figures providing visitors the opportunity to learn more about the infamous Salem Witch trials of 1692.
A small rock outcropping located in scenic Marblehead Harbor, Crowninshield Island features a hiking trail loop that provides stunning views of the harbor all around. The island is a nice spot for picnics and wildlife viewing.
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193 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970 MoreLess Info
Featuring a 171-foot, three masted ship reconstruction, Salem Maritime National Historic Site offers visitors a variety of ship related tours. Visitors can also explore a walk through museum detailing the history of sailing in the 18th century.