Travelers along the 85-mile Essex Coastal Scenic Byway will experience the best of coastal New England: historic seaports, colonial era farms, village and city centers, and a wealth of period architecture. Set against a rocky shoreline and The Great Marsh, New England’s largest salt marsh, the byway traverses thirteen historic communities on Boston’s North Shore.

Located just ten miles from Boston and lying entirely within the Essex National Heritage Area, the
Coastal Byway offers visitors and residents unparalleled opportunities to Experience New England by discovering history, exploring nature, shopping and dining.


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