Useful Links

Places to Stay

  • The Inn at Rings Island – Very nice accommodations within walking distance of downtown Newburyport. The Inn at Rings Island Phone – 978-358-1800
  • Fairfield Inn, Amesbury – Your basic budget Marriot. Comfortable, clean and simple.  Fairfield Inn  Phone – 978-388-3400

Places to Eat

  • Black Cow, Newburyport – Excellent American-style dining with fun patio bar on river.  Black Cow  Phone – 978-499-8811
  • Sea Level Oyster Bar, Newburyport – Excellent seafood and raw bar with open air patio in downtown. Sea Level Oyster Bar. 978-462-8862
  • Michael’s Harborside, Newburyport – Good seafood with outside bar and dining area on river.    Michael’s Harborside  Phone – 978-463-7785
  • Agave, Newburyport – Best Mexican in town. My favorite on this list! Agave  Phone – 978-499-0428

Fishing Links

  • Tides – Tides – local
  • Tides Tides – US
  • Weather Weather
  • Surfland Bait and Tackle – Excellent local tackle shop right on Plum Island, with a modest assortment of fly gear and flies.. The Moulton family (Martha and Liz) can answer any question and fix any rod or reel.  Surfland B & T   Phone – 978-462-4202


  • Stripers Forever – conservation organization dedicated to attaining gamefish status for striped bass across their entire Atlantic coast range.  Stripers Forever
  • Essex County Greenbelt Association – The premiere regional land trust in Essex County.  Greenbelt Association