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Things To Do In Newburyport, MA During The Winter

Many visitors to the Newburyport Brewing tasting room often ask our staff what other cool stuff they should do during their visit to our City. The short answer is that there are lots of different activities to take on depending on the season. From cozy bars to secluded walking trails there are many family-friendly things to do in our City during this time of year. In this post, we’ll focus on some fun things to do here in Newburyport, MA specifically during the winter. Most of these are indoors, but Newburyport has hiking trails, beaches, and parks to explore, too – we’ll discuss those in an upcoming blog post this spring.

If you’re looking for somewhere to warm up by the fireplace and enjoy a Newburyport brew, grab a seat near the fireplace at long-time Newburyport stalworts Black Cow, The Grog, The Port Tavern, or Andiamo. Michael’s Harborside offers a huge menu and great views of the Merrimack River. Take a walk through Market Square and up State Street to check out the Federal-style brick buildings – this area’s row of cozy bars and restaurants including the Thirsty Whale and the Paddle Inn are conveniently located steps from the City’s central parking lot. Anchor Stone Deck Pizza offers up hot slices and just around the corner, pony up to the bar at Oregano for a fresh Italian dish. Keep on walking to Mission Oak Grill if perfectly grilled filet mignons are on your list.

Newburyport, MA is rich with history. Want to learn more about Newburyport’s shipbuilding past, or how the clipper ships constructed here played a huge role in international exploration and trade? The Custom House Maritime Museum should definitely be on your list. Located within a classical revival building and opened as a museum in 1975 during Newburyport’s redevelopment, this 1835 stone structure is one of Newburyport’s architectural highlights. The Museum and is packed with interesting displays, clipper ship models, shipwreck and salvage collections, and ship building exhibits. Get a close look at Newburyport’s maritime heritage and the role it played in early New England. Newburyport is the birthplace of the U.S. Coast Guard and home to some of the first clipper ships ever built.

If the performing arts are your thing, than look no further than the Firehouse Center for the Arts. This 191-seat theater is active throughout the year with events, partner presentations, and arts education programs. Located adjacent to Newburyport’s Market Square Historic District, the Firehouse Center for the Arts is just one of the many things to do in Newburyport, MA during the winter.

Looking for a place to go sledding, cross-country skiing, or snowshoeing in Newburyport, MA? Be sure to check out Maudslay State Park. During the winter, you won’t be able to enjoy the 19th century gardens and plantings that this Park has to offer, but the snow-filled rolling meadows, towering pines, and long-glide sledding hill will certainly give you opportunities to sled/ski/snowshoe. There’s plenty of parking in the lot across the street from the Park’s main entrance. Also, check out Parker River Clean Water Association’s Little River Trail System. The trails feature rich wildlife habitats within an urban setting. Hike or ski this relatively flat terrain through meadows, forests, vernal pools and wetlands – there are two entrances along Hale Street in Newburyport.

We hope this helps you find fun things to do in Newburyport, MA during the winter. Have a suggestion for us to cover in our blog? Let us know. Thank you!

Joppa Grande Ranked #3 of 67 of the Best Stouts Under 8% ABV

We just received word that Paste Magazine ranked our Joppa Grande Stout #3 in a blind tasting of 67 stouts under 8% ABV. As the weather gets cold and the Holidays approach, a lot of craft beer drinkers enjoy a darker, richer, more complex brew.  Stouts are a natural fit.  We at Newburyport Brewing also… Continue Reading

Newburyport Brewing Begins Distributing in Vermont

Newburyport Brewing recently inked an agreement with Baker Distributing in Vermont to distribute Newburyport Brewing’s lineup of award-winning craft beers:  Green Head IPA, Plum Island Belgian White, Maritime Lager, Melt Away Session IPA,  and select 1635 Series limited release beers. Baker Distributing is a Vermont family owned and operated business founded in 1965. Baker Distributing… Continue Reading

Happy New Year From Newburyport Brewing

Hey all – Happy New Year! Thank you for making this the best year we’ve had yet. There are so many 2016 highlights to mention — a World Beer Cup Bronze Medal for the Plum Island Belgian White; working on a new sister brewery in Pawtucket, RI to expand our production and packaging capabilities; new… Continue Reading

Catch a “Jimi Hendrix Award” winner this Thursday!

Thursday night’s 5PM SESSIONS features David Bailin and one of this area’s fastest rising stars, Noé Socha, on guitar and harp. A graduate from Berklee College of Music on a full tuition scholarship, Noé received many awards including the ”Jimi Hendrix Award” for the college’s leading guitarist and the “Billboard Magazine Endowed Scholarship” presented to… Continue Reading

MMMmmmm…. DOOOOhhnutts…..

Join us November 27th from 12-2pm in our tasting room for a beer and donut pairing with Newburyport’s own The Angry Donut! Enjoy four specialty donuts paired with a flight of beers from NBPT Brewing! $15 gets you beer and donuts, cash and credit card accepted at event. Donuts and beer will be available for… Continue Reading

Newburyport Brewing’s 1st Annual HOPPY HALLOWEEN PARTY!

Looking for something cool to do this Saturday eve?  Trick-or-treating is about to take on a whole new meaning for adults.  Join us in our tasting room for our first annual HOPPY HALLOWEEN party – Saturday October 29, 2016 from 5-8pm. This event is free and is all ages, so bring the kiddos down for… Continue Reading

Meet the Artist at Newburyport Brewing

“Meet the Artist” night is this Thursday, October 27th. Don’t miss your chance to have a meet and greet with this month’s artist, Jeffery Erler! Enjoy live music, local art and fresh beer at the Newburyport Brewing Co. See you here in the Newburyport tasting room. YEAT! Artist Designer Jeffrey Erler is a multimedia artist… Continue Reading

Newburyport Brewing Announces Rhode Island Sister Brewery and Territory Expansion

Newburyport Brewing announced today its investment in the Isle Brewers Guild (IBG) located at 461 Main Street, Pawtucket, Rhode Island. IBG’s $12 million, 130,000 square foot facility is a world-class craft brewery complete with a U.S.-made 100-barrel brewhouse, state-of- the-art packaging lines, tasting room, indoor and outdoor event space, classroom space, and company offices. IBG… Continue Reading

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