b'Photos top to bottom:Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison Statue,NewburyportJulie Cook/NBCVB;SalisburyBeach CarouselAlison Tames; Cider Hill Farm Holly Perry/NBCVB;Crane BeachBoardwalkHolly Perry/NBCVBGreaterNewburyportAmesburyMerrimacIpswich SalisburyNewburyRowley West NewburyNewburyportC lose to New Hampshire and Maine, thegreater Newburyport area is a populardestination. Travel along scenic Route 1Ato Ipswich, which has more First Period homes(pre-1725) than any other town in America. Pick up freshproduce at Marini Farm and Russell Orchards. Grab a craft beer at Ipswich Brewery or sample mead at 1634 Meadery. Tour a grand estate at Castle Hill and gorgeous Crane Beach. At the Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury, learn about early settler life, visit rescued farm animals, and catch a vintage base ball game. In Newburyport, see a show at the Firehouse Center for the Arts, browse shops and galleries, and relax with a meal inside or out. Birders ock to Plum Island with its pristine beaches and windingwaterways. Salisbury Beach is known for its sand, swimming, camping and family fun at arcades as well as ne dining and entertainment. Neighboring Amesbury was once the thriving maker of carriages, hats, and boats at Lowells Boat Shop. A welcomecenter and mill buildings line the river that runs through its trendy downtown.10 NorthofBoston.org | 2021 Destination Guide & Group Planner'