Explore Winter on the North Shore
Enjoy a getaway at Briar Barn Inn and explore winter on the North Shore! Located on the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway (Route 1A), our property is set against the picturesque backdrop of historic Rowley and is centrally located to all the best seasonal attractions.
Looking to get outside? The Trustees property, Appleton Farms, is filled with winter activities and is only 6.3 miles away from us. Explore their snow shoeing / cross country skiing trails or get cozy at one of their Fire Pit Picnics.
Merrimack River Eagle Festival
Take part in the annual Eagle Festival, which welcomes back bald eagles to the region. Co-hosted by the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center, this event will offer virtual and in-person options from Tuesday, February 8th through Saturday, February 12th in Newburyport and Amesbury. (newburyport.com)
Salem’s So Sweet – Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival
Visit Salem Friday, February 11th through Sunday, February 13th to partake in this annual event. Walk around downtown to view the sparkling ice sculptures and participate in the Chocolates Hearts Challenge.
This glass studio located in Essex offers workshops every Saturday to create your own keepsake. Choose from options like stemless wine glasses, Swedish bowls, votive candle holders, and more!
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Located in downtown Rockport, the Shalin Liu offers year-round musical performances and events curated by Rockport Music.
These are some of the many local events to explore this winter. The North Shore’s coastal towns are filled with unique shops, great dining, local brews, new experiences, and beautiful views.