Cogswell's Grant in ESSEX, Mass. is a wonderful 1730 house and farm which is cared for by the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. ( now Historic New England) The house has such a wonderful warm feeling to it. One of its owners was a collector of folk art... and to see the collection in this setting is very special. The entire...more
You could do a lot of searching, poking, and treasure hunting in Essex. The town is devoted to antique shops with collectibles as well as fine antiques. Sometimes there is a pearl amongst the debris in such colorful places as this shop along the main road... known as the White Elephantmore
Cogswell's Grant is an entire farm with barns and livestock....expansive fields...all preserved by Historic New England, thanks to the Littles who bequeathed it to the society in its entirety. The caretakers are a couple who worked for the Littles and have stayed on to tend the horses and farm yard. Historic New ENgland handles the tours and...more
"Best Seafood in America" is how they bill themselves. They don't stand on ceremony...nothing fancy, certainly 'salty'. This is where you go for your fresh lobster, great chowder, steamers, and by the way.... their french fries and onion rings are light, crispy, and cooked in fresh oil. None of that nasty old grease stuff at Woodman's. The dining...more
They're known for their fried clams, but it was the lobster here that made me come back the day after I originally found it.This place is one of those roadside restaurants you always love to find. Here you always order and pay first at the counter to the left inside and then wait for the food to be brought to you and a seat to be available. The...more
Woodman's is a New England and more specifically North Shore treasure. I have been going to Woodman's since I was a young boy it hasn't changed all that much during that time. This is THE place for clams, and as the story goes, the birthplace of the fried clam. My wife took me there this week for a belated birthday present, and there are few gifts...more
THE AREA IS MOSTLY OPEN SPACE WITH LARGE AREAS OF MARSH AND WET LANDS. THE RIVERS AND STREAMS HAVE A SHORT FLOW TO THE OCEAN AND THE BIRD LIFE IN THE AREA IS ABUNDANT.YOU CAN TAKE AN ESSEX RIVER TOUR AND AN ISLAND BOAT RIDE OR RENT A KYACK AND TOUR ON YOUR OWN. THERE IS A NICE 9 HOLE GOLF COURSE ON RT133 IN ESSEX WITH A VIEW OF IPSWICH BAY THAT'S WORTH THE TRIP EVEN IF YOUR NOT A GOLFER. YOU CAN GET KYACK LESSONS AND GROUP TOURS...