The 370 acres of the historic, city-owned Woodsom Farm are a magnet for both hikers and a diverse array of wildlife that call it home.
222 Lions Mouth Rd.
Offering a shared space to local food businesses, the kitchen often opens its doors for cooking classes and dinners.
14 Cedar St., Studio 106, 978-204-3197
Wolf Meadow Farm
Step into a delicious world of small-batch, artisan Italian cheeses at Wolf Meadow Farm.
91 High St., 978-201-1606
Now a successful chain that’s devoted to locally sourced ingredients for its delicious pizza, visit the location that started it all.
5 Market Sq., 978-834-9800
Phat Cats Bistro
The casually upscale Phat Cats Bistro inspires devotion from its customers who love the fresh, handcrafted food and house cocktails.
65A Market St., 978-388-2777
No. 8 Kitchen & Spirits
The BONS Award-winning No. 8 Kitchen & Spirits earns its accolades with culinary creations like lobster donuts and the maple-walnut old fashioned cocktail.
37 Main St., 978- 792-5476
The dining room and gastropub at Crave are hits with discerning diners who love the fresh, creative fare, craft cocktails, bourbon and rye selection, and more.
32 Elm St., 978.834.6075
Cider Hill Farm
Setting the standard for sustainable local farms with its beautifully stocked farm store, huge pick-your-own fruit selection, fabulous CSA, and gorgeous grounds.
45 Fern Ave., 978-388-5525
Appleton Eye Associates
This friendly optometry office has experienced doctors and the latest fashions in eyewear— including Tiffany & Co.
77 Main St, 978-388-1060
Lowell’s Boat Shop
Learn to row and discover the history of local boatbuilding—even hand-build your own boat—at Lowell’s Boat Shop, a National Historic Landmark located on the edge of the Merrimack River.
459 Main St., 978-834-0050
New England Sports Park
The hottest spot for snow tubing in the winter.
12 S Hunt Rd., 978-388-5788
Explore historic homes like the Macy-Colby House (257 Main St., 978-388-3054, www.macycolbyhouse.org), the Mary Baker Eddy Historic House (277 Main St., 800-277-8943 ext. 100, www.longyear.org/historic-houses/amesbury-massachusetts), and the John Greenleaf Whittier Home and Museum (86 Friend St., 978-388-1337, www.whittierhome.org)
Visitors to Nest can find everything from home décor to a garden center to jewelry and housewares in the huge, eclectic, and welcoming store.
45 Main St., 978-388-0283
Hodgies Ice Cream
Homemade ice cream and food from the grill make it a must-visit beach-day spot.
71 Haverhill Rd., 978-388-1211
A casual atmosphere, good pub food, and a great beer list make The Ale House (33 Main St., 978-388-1950, www.barkingdogale.com) a neighborhood hangout. Its sister restaurant, The Barking Dog Bar & Grill (21 Friend St., 978-388-9537, www.barkingdogale.com), is another neighborhood favorite.
Head to Ristorante Molise for authentic Italian cuisine and a romantic atmosphere.
One Market Sq., 978-388-4844
Decadent whoopie pies, delicate crêpes, house-made soups, and live music make The Noshery a great place to tuck in and get cozy.
11 Elm St.
Ovedia Artisan Chocolates
Find delectable candies and coffee at Ovedia Artisan Chocolates.
36 Main St., 978-388-7700
Market Square Bakehouse
A great spot to stop for sandwiches, coffee, and amazingly tasty baked goods.
5 Market Sq., 978-792-5237
Essencia Spa Salon Boutique
Relax and indulge with a massage, facial, hair service, and more.
61 Main St., 978-388-4772
Find fresh vegetarian and vegan fare at Wild Garlic.
13 Friend St., 978-388-0072
Mill 77 Trading Company
The 6,000-square-foot Mill 77 Trading Company is a vintage and antique lover’s dream.
49 Macy St., 978-792-5046
Riverwalk Art Gallery
Beautiful handmade pottery and jewelry, and classes make the gallery a lovely oasis.
57 Main St., 978-388-3499
Bella Bridal Shoppe
Beautiful gowns, couture accessories, and outstanding customer service recommend Bella Bridal Shoppe.
87 Main St., 978-388-4388
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