to make a day of it in the Essex area! You came to the right place!
Summer is a hectic time for most, making it hard to plan weeklong
vacations involving long car
rides or even plane rides. This is why we have put together an
itinerary for the perfect day in Essex that hits all must-go spots and
makes for the ideal summer day trip.
your day off with a delicious breakfast from the Honeycomb. They offer a
wide variety of pastries, fresh baked goods, breakfast sandwiches,
toasts, and more! They
also have a great selection of coffees, teas, and matcha! Honeycomb is
located in South Hamilton, which is less than a 15-minute drive to
Essex! They also offer online ordering just in case you are running
you have time to kill between breakfast and your cruise, head over and hike the Agassiz Rock Trail.
The loop trail is under a mile and features beautiful wildflowers
and natural wonders along the way. The Agassiz rock is actually the
remaining parts of bedrock that were set there by a glacier! The
trailhead is just 15 minutes from Honeycomb, making for the perfect
quick post-breakfast activity.
- The Agassiz rock trail is a quick 10-minute drive to Essex, where you can hop onto one of our cruise boats and enjoy an afternoon on the water. On our cruises, you can see a wide variety of aquatic life and birds…and maybe even a seal!
the Essex River Cruise, take a short tip over to the historic Woodman’s of Essex,
aka the inventor of the fried clam. Woodman’s has been serving great
fresh and local seafood
for over 100 years! They are generally known for their fried clams, but
don’t stop there! They have a traditional seafood menu including;
lobster rolls, fish sandwiches, boiled lobster dinners, seafood platters, and their award-winning clam chowder.After
lunch, stretch those legs and shop around in some of the famous antique shops located right in Essex. Don’t miss Howard’s Flying Dragon
Antiques, main street antiques,
Andrew Spindler’s antiques, and more! All the antique shops in Essex
have their own personality making for an antiquer’s dream day! All the
shops are located in colonial buildings from the 18th and 19th
finish off the Perfect day, grab dinner at CK Pearl! Their menu has a
wide variety of classic New England meals with a modern twist on each!
With a great selection
of fresh seafood, such as; oysters, clams, lobster, and fish, you will
know where you are! Their selection of cocktails, wines, and draft beers
will round out your dining experience.
hope we gave you some great suggestions for a perfect day in Essex and Cape Ann area! We
appreciate your support and always encourage you to shop local!