Plum Island

Hidden Gem: Plum Island Lighthouse

Have you ever visited this beautiful, historic light house on Plum Island?

A climb to the top of this historic light offers incredible views of both land and sea – from the Isles of Shoals and Mt. Agamenticus to the Great Salt Marsh and Cape Ann. Get a terrific view of the boating traffic at the mouth of the Merrimack River and down to the city of Newburyport; watch the kayaks and paddle boarders ply the waters of the Basin. And as you climb the stairs to get to the light, follow the extraordinary history of this local treasure that began with a 1788 commission signed by George Washington and travels to the present building that was completed in 1898. “Sharing the history of the Plum Island Light is one of the joys of conducting these tours”, says John Vogl, president of the Friends of Plum Island Light. “The views at the top are their own reward, but an understanding of how important this Light has been and remains to navigation in the Merrimack River Valley adds a special note for all visitors young and old. It’s the kind of place that offers something new whether it’s your first visit or your tenth.”

The Newburyport Harbor Light at Plum Island Point is now open and offering tours on Sundays this summer. The tours and parking are free; donations are gratefully accepted and much appreciated to help with preservation and maintenance of the property. For a complete list of tour dates, safety information and more visit:

Local (low cost!) Summer Outings in Newbury, Newburyport and Amesbury

  1. Take the whole family down to the Amesbury Town Park complete with new splash pad, playground, and surrounded by acres of gorgeous woods. The park is located between Friend and Highland Streets in Amesbury. Free.
  2. Walk the Newburyport Harbor Walk & Clipper City Rail Trail and see beautiful views of Newburyport Harbor and downtown. Find more information at Free.
  3. Visit Maudslay State Park - try to spot deer, Great Horned Owls, or the famous Bald Eagles that are nesting there. There are also beautiful gardens in full bloom. Bike in for free, or $5 to park.
  4. Take a day trip to Plum Island. Plum Island is famous for its beautiful beaches, but did you know it holds the oldest private airfield in the USA? And a historic lighthouse? You can also go fishing, birding, biking and more. Some fees may apply, visit: for information.
  5. Go berry picking! Strawberry season is wrapping up, just in time for the blueberries and raspberries to ripen - visit one of the many amazing local farms in the area and walk and explore - and pick up some locally grown produce while you are at it. Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury or Tendercrop Farm in Newbury are great farms for the whole family: and The cost of the berries.

Best of The Daily News

Thank you Greater Newburyport Area! We are so thrilled and humbled to have named "Best Real Estate Agency" by the Daily News of Newburyport for the eighth year in a row. 

And our very own Mike Mullins was voted Best Real Estate Agent! Although he is a native of Australia, he has called Newburyport home for over 30 years.

According to the Daily News, the results are tabulated from paper ballots distributed by The Daily News via a newspaper special section, and from a poll conducted on their website,

We take pride in serving this community as an independent real estate agency that has been in business for over 25 years. We hope to continue to assist you through the home buying and selling process for many years to come.

Thank you, thank you!