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Get Your Thrills from the Sea on Route 133
Clark Norton - The Expert in Baby Boomer Travel
September 21, 2020

While many Americans back in the day were getting their kicks on Route 66, I was getting my thrills from the sea on Route 133. That’s Massachusetts Route 133 — specifically the section running from Ipswich to Essex, Massachusetts, known as the “Clam Highway.”

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A Step Up from the Usual Beautiful
Harvard Magazine
September-October 2020

Cliff Amero has led tours of the Essex River estuary for almost 30 years. The unique coastline, just north of Gloucester, with its snaking Great Marsh inlets, sand bars, and wild islands “is always changing,” he says, “moving with the tides, the wind, and sands. It has the magic, you know? It’s a step up from the usual beautiful.”

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Where to Stop on a Cape Ann Summer Road Trip
Northshore Magazine
August 21, 2020

If it’s dinnertime by now, head to the famed Woodman’s of Essex, a family business that’s been serving up authentic fried seafood for over 100 years. Essex is also home to some of the best antiquing on the North Shore. Cap off the day at the iconic Crane Beach just up the road...

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The Beauty of Downtown Essex in Summer
The Cricket
July 17, 2020
Updated July 31, 2020

Take a peek at downtown Essex in Massachusetts, thriving in the summer sun and open for (careful!) business in a COVID world. Bring your mask…

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4 Golf Courses Open for Father’s Day North of Boston
Northshore Magazine
June 19, 2020

With the weather forecast looking gorgeous this weekend, what better way to celebrate Fathers’ Day than by taking dad for a round of golf? Below are a handful of public golf courses open for business North of Boston.

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The Striped Bass of Cape Ann
The Cricket
May 22, 2020
Updated August 13, 2020 

They spawn in the freshwater estuaries of Chesapeake Bay, Delaware Bay, and the Hudson River and then migrate north to Cape Ann waters and beyond.  The “schoolies” begin arriving in May followed by the bigger fish in June.

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The Ospreys of Essex County
The Cricket
April 9, 2020
Updated August 13, 2020

On Friday, March 20th, as most of us were just beginning to comprehend what “flattening the curve” meant, Diane Dondero of Salisbury was looking skyward through her binoculars at the distinctive long, crooked wings and black and white color pattern of three birds soaring high above the Merrimac River. “They’re back!” she thought to herself.

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The Great Marsh Brewer
The Cricket
January 31, 2020

The first thing you will likely notice about John Collins is that he is positively humming with energy. Not nervous energy. Productive energy.  Like really productive energy — so intense that it feels as though were he to focus on something for too long it might actually vaporize.  He is exacting. A perfectionist, and tech seems to be coded into his very DNA.

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In Essex, a museum strives to save historic barn
Boston Globe
January 23, 2020

The Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum is nearing its goal of raising the funds required to save an 18th-century barn.

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Great Marsh Brewing Co. Opens in Essex
Northshore Magazine
January 22, 2020

The new two-story brewery/taproom/restaurant on Essex’s Main Street offers fresh brews and great views...Stretching across the top floor of Great Marsh Brewing Co.’s looming 15,000-square-foot brewery, the restaurant brings elevated pub food at casual prices to complement the brewer’s wide selection of beer.

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Woodman’s wins 37th Annual Essex Clamfest, claiming best chowder on Cape Ann
Cape Ann Beacon
Wicked Local
November 12, 2019

The 37th Annual Essex Clamfest returned to the North Shore late last month, attracting clam chowder enthusiasts from near and far. Eight local and friendly restaurants gathered to compete for the distinguished title...

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Lady Sylvina Beal Arrives at New Essex Home...
Good Morning Gloucester
November 12, 2019

The schooner “Sylvina W. Beal” launched in 1911 at the Frank C. Adams boatyard in East Boothbay, Maine, appears to be the oldest former fishing vessel in Gloucester harbor, eclipsing the 93-year-old gillnetter, Phyllis A, which is being restored at Gloucester Marine Railways on Rocky Neck. Harold Burnham, who is doing the restoration of the classic schooner at his Essex boatyard...

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The Thrill of the Hunt
NBC Boston - Channel 10
November 6, 2019

Anna Rossi is hunting for treasure! Join her as she explores some great North Shore antique options for all tastes and budgets: featuring David Neligan Antiques, Main Street Antiques and Muzio Designs.

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Great Marsh to crack kegs next week - Owner putting final touches on Essex taproom, restaurant
The Salem News
October 28, 2019

Great Marsh Brewing Company, located right by the shoreline on the Causeway at 99 Main St., is set to open the end of next week.

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Best Antique Towns in New England
New England Today - Travel
October 24, 2019

New England is rich with shops, barns, and yards filled with treasure waiting to be discovered. Here’s our list of the best antique towns in New England.

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The Perfect Bubble at The Bubble Factory
NBC Boston - Channel 10
October 21, 2019

Anna Rossi heads to Essex to learn the story and skill behind glass blowing with the masters at The Bubble Factory.

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The Art of the Find
Northshore Home Magazine
Fall 2019

A talk with antiques expert Andrew Spindler on some of his favorite old discoveries.

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Board-and-Batten Barn
Northshore Home Magazine
Fall 2019

Rob MacNeille of Carpenter & MacNeille designs a traditional structure for a couple’s equine friends.

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Cape Ann Golf Club
New England Views
September 24, 2019

New England Views visits scenic Cape Ann Golf Club, in Essex Massachusetts. Join photographer Mark Kanegis on an adventure to visit this beautiful New England destination.

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Explore Essex: Antique Shopping, Dining Destinations, and Historical Museums
North Shore Magazine
May 2019

At the Riversbend - The tranquil town of Essex holds treasures both great and small.

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Essex Bicentennial
Cape Ann Guide
2019 - 2020

Essex is celebrating its Bicentennial! Throughout 2019, the theme ”Two Hundred Years Later, Still a Small Town” will be see, felt and heard across Cape Ann.

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Maze of Channels: Kayak Fishing for Striped Bass
New England Fishing
April 2, 2019

In this short film from New England Fishing, host Tom Richardson travels to Essex, MA, to pursue spring stripers from a kayak.

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Lots to do in Essex in the Winter
Chronicle WCVB-TV Boston
January 23, 2019

Silent marshes, frozen fields. This may not seem like the most happening of places but look again...Essex entices nature lovers as well as discerning antiquers relishing a good hunt.

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Perim Lang Antiques
Best of Boston Home - North
November 13, 2018

If shop owner Tom Lang’s cheerful demeanor doesn’t make antiques approachable, nothing will. The 19th-century church turned showroom that houses his collection bursts with impeccably displayed relics...

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New England Fishing Season 2, Episode 4: Essex, MA
New England Boating
April 27, 2018

For most people, Essex, Massachusetts is simply a quaint seaside town north of Boston. A place to delight in the area's famous fried clams and perhaps learn a bit about the local shipbuilding history. But for those who choose to dig deeper and follow the winding river that once floated fishing schooners to Massachusetts Bay, Essex offer a unique perspective on a vibrant northeast estuary...

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Woman Owned Businesses on the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway
Chronicle WCVB-TV Boston
March 9, 2018

A group of women entrepreneurs along the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway have joined forces to market themselves with a brochure of Woman Owned Businesses. Among this group's woman owned businesses in Essex are AnnTiques, Essex Bird Shop & Pet Supply, Essex Exchange, and Sea Meadow Gifts.

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The Official Visitors Site for the Town of Essex, Massachusetts

Town of Essex, MA
Cape Ann, Massachusetts
North of Boston
Massacusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

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