Travel

About 30 miles outside of Boston, the riverside town of Essex is a great, definitively New England, mini-trip, especially in the summer. It’s right near Rockport and Gloucester, complete with a beautiful shoreline and beach, and a cool maritime history. If you go to Essex, you have to eat at the famous Woodman’s—clambakes, lobster rolls, clam chowder, corn on the cob, etc.

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