Plum Island, like all of our New England Lark destinations, is so cozy during the winter. The summer tourists have long gone, and while the warm weather went with them, there's still lots to do on the North Shore of Boston in the wintertime. With snow on the ground from mid-December until March or April, you've got time to enjoy these winter activities in Newburyport. Book your stay at our Plum Island boutique hotel and enjoy these winter activities in Newburyport.
With over 450 acres, this state park has ample trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. The trails wind through forested areas, open fields, and through a large collection of azaleas and rhododendrons. Keep an eye out for snowy owls and other wildlife while you're skiing or snowshoeing along. There's also a great sledding hill the whole family will enjoy.
Winter is one of our favorite times to walk along the long, sandy beaches at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. The national refuge within this barrier island off the coast is just a few miles from Blue—Inn on the Beach. The area was specifically developed to provide habitat for migrating birds, so it's a big bird watching destination. Enjoy a beach walk on a sunny, winter day and then warm up back at the inn's beachside hot tub.
Practice your hockey stops and Olympic figure skating moves at this Newburyport skating rink. The arena has public skating sessions most afternoons, with skate rentals available. Warm up after your skate session with a drink at one of the city's cozy bars. You're sure to enjoy your winter getaway to Plum Island with these winter activities in Newburyport!