Market Square, Newburyport, Mass.
Merrimack River, Downtown Newburyport, Mass.
Smitten, boutique on Inn St., Newburyport, Mass.

Early Fall in Newburyport

Newburyport, Mass.

Early Fall In Newburyport, Massachusetts

Warm and breezy are two words to describe this north shore coastal town in late September. The crowds attracted to the nearby beaches have gone home and you are left with a relaxed feeling as you wander the shops, restaurants and historic streets of Newburyport. Inn Street is for pedestrians only and has shops, cafes and a playground. There are a variety of shops, boutiques and everyday local businesses. The heart of the district is in Market Square. This is where Water, State and Merrimac Streets form a triangle not far from beautiful Waterfront Park. There are plenty of benches in downtown and grassy spaces where you can enjoy sea breezes and water views. A long boardwalk hugs the waterfront and you can walk along here to see boats and ocean views as the Merrimack River flows out to the Atlantic Ocean. There are many options for tasty treats like ice cream, gelato and chocolate from (More)

Waterfront Park boardwalk, Newburyport, Mass.
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Buckman Tavern near Visitors Center and Lexington Battle Green, Lexington, Ma.

Autumn Scenic Shopping Towns

Look forward to Fall foliage this Autumn. Here are some towns with Scenic Shopping and changing leaves to admire as New England shows off one of its prettiest seasons. Go apple picking, enjoy hot cider and pick a pumpkin near picturesque and historic towns. Peruse local arts & crafts, visit artists' galleries and stock up on warm weather apparel. Warm up in cozy coffee shops as the brisk weather sets in.

Downtown Salem during Haunted Happenings in October, Salem, Ma.
Toadstool Bookshop, Peterborough, N.H.
Bank Square Books, Mystic, Ct.
Mystery On Main St. bookstore, Brattleboro, Vt.
Concord Bookshop, Concord, Massachusetts

Indie Book Stores

These independent bookstores in Scenic Shopping towns are open year round and also have online stores. Check with the booksellers to confirm shipping dates. You can find new, used, rare and special interest books among these sellers.