From hiking along nature trails and bird watching in the Joppa Flats, to strolling through a breathtaking art gallery on a quiet afternoon, to getting immersed in a workshop with the Newburyport Art Association or taking in some of the best wildlife sightseeing in Massachusetts, Newburyport has something for everyone to do.

Below is a complete listing of the various galleries and attractions in the Greater Newburyport area. There are great spots for photographs, wedding ceremonies, picnics in the park, sightseeing, nature walks, and more.


Atkinson commonAtkinson Common - MAP
High Street at Moseley Avenue
Feaures: Lush gardens, walking and bike paths, tennis courts, gazebo – even a stone tower.



Bartlet MallBartlet Mall – MAP
High Street between State and Green Streets
Features: The Superior Court House, designed by Bulfinch in 1805, sits in front of the glacier-formed frog pond featuring a fountain in its center. The Bartlet Mall and Frog Pond is the City of Newburyport’s most visually prominent municipal park.

Cashman ParkCashman Park - MAP
Pop Crowley Way (off Merrimac at Broad Street)
: Waterfront on the Merrimack River with an enclosed toddler play area and nautical themed play structures. Lots of open space, tennis court, basketball court, ball field and soccer fields.


Joppa Flats Education Center

1 Plum Island Turnpike
(978) 462-9998
Features: Center provides an expansive view of the Merrimack River estuary and its wildlife. At the Center, visitors will find birding guidance from staff naturalists, interpretive displays and materials, and a nature shop.

Maudslay State Park
Curzon Mill Rd., Newburyport
978 465-7223
Features: A 480-acre state park with 19th century garden plantings, rolling meadows, pine forests and mountain laurel. Guided tours, trails for walking, hiking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing are available to the public. A seasonal outdoor theater and performance center are on the grounds. A real gem along the banks of the Merrimack River.

Moseley Woods
Crossroads of Merrimac, Spofford, & Moseley Streets
Overlooks the Merrimack River – 16 acre park features hiking trails, picnic tables, a well-equipped playground and a spacious pavilion that is home to a summer concert series.

Parker River Refuge
6 Plum Island Turnpike
(978) 465-5753
Features: The focal point for many birding trips, a 4,662-acre sanctuary. The Refuge has a wide variety of habitats such as beaches, sand dunes, salt marshes, salt pannes, freshwater impoundments, and maritime forests.

Spencer Pierce Little Farm
5 Little’s Lane,Newbury
(978) 462-2634
Features: Family-friendly site with activities for visitors of all ages. It features an imposing architectural jewel, a late seventeenth-century major house built as the country seat of wealthy Newburyport merchants. It is also a foster farm in partnership with the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, with farm animals that may be visited year round.

Somerby’s Landing Sculpture Park
Downtown adjacent to Waterfront Park and the Mayor Peter J. Matthews Memorial Boardwalk.
Features:The Sculpture Park enhances the visual appeal of the refurbished waterfront area. The exhibit is open all day every day year round, free of charge.


Bridge Gallery
1R Water Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
(978) 457-0166

18 Liberty St
Newburyport, MA 01950
(978) 463-7623

The Churchill Gallery

6 Inn Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
(978) 462-9891

Newburyport Art Association
65 Water Street
Newburyport, MA 01950-0028
(978) 465-8769

Valerie’s Gallery
26 State Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
(978) 499-8444

The Walsingham Gallery
47 Merrimac Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
(978) 499-4411

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