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Helpful Links for Parents


Below are some helpful links for families who are new to Brookwood and may not be familiar with the area.  Even “old timers” may see something new!  Please contact the PA to share additional information or to leave comments. 

Scroll down for Manchester / Beverly Farms area listings of:

  • Hikes / Walks (with & without dogs)
  • Libraries
  • Parks / Playgrounds
  • Things To Do
  • Cafes with WiFi
  • Other Nearby Cafes & Restaurants
  • Grocers, Markets, Convenience Stores & Pharmacies
  • Gas Stations


HIKES/WALKS:

Manchester Essex Conservation Trust (tells you where there are walks, and where to get a map) – http://mect.org/

Agassiz Rockhttp://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/northeast-ma/agassiz-rock.html

Coolidge Point (no dogs)  – http://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/northeast-ma/coolidge-reserva...

Ravenswood (dog friendly) - http://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/northeast-ma/ravenswood-park....

Singing Beach (dog friendly Nov. 1 – April 30 … lots of dogs) – Manchester, watch for resident vs. non-resident parking – http://www.manchester.ma.us/pages/manchesterma_recreation/singingbeach

West Beach (no dogs, year round) – Beverly Farms, open to public September to May – http://www.beverlyfarms.org/westbeach.shtml

LIBRARIES:
Manchester Public Library – http://www.manchesterpl.org/

Beverly Public Library, Farms Branchhttp://www.beverlypubliclibrary.org/farms/

PARKS / PLAYGROUNDS:
Masconomo Park – Downtown Manchester (across the street from Capt Dusty’s ice cream shop … a local favorite, in season).  However, be alert for seasonal local parking sticker restrictions. – http://www.recreationparks.net/MA/essex/masconomo-park-manchester

Tucks Point  – Manchester, a few swings, and great for crab hunting –http://www.manchester.ma.us/Pages/ManchesterMA_Recreation/tucks

Dix Park – Beverly Farms – small playground, but a good place to kill some time with little ones – http://www.recreationparks.net/MA/essex/dix-park-beverly

THINGS TO DO:
NorthShoreKid.com – a good resource for all things kid-related on the North Shore.  Link to their current calendar of events:  http://northshorekid.com/events

CAFES with WIFI:
Essen – Manchester – http://essen-eat.com/

Dunkin’ Donuts – 15 West St, Beverly Farms (NO WiFi at Manchester location) – http://www.yelp.com/search?cflt=donuts&find_loc=Beverly+Farms%2C+MA

and a little further away …

Panera – Beverly (just off Exit 20A on 128) – http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=panera+beverly+ma&ie...

Panera – Liberty Tree Mall – http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=panera+danvers+ma&ie...

North Shore Mallhttp://www.simon.com/mall/guestservices.aspx?id=338

OTHER NEARBY CAFES & RESTAURANTS:

Cha Cha La Mer – Beverly Farms, coffee, baked goods, sandwiches and gourmet prepared foods for lunch, dinner, etc. – http://www.yelp.com/biz/cha-cha-la-mer-beverly

Foreign Affairs Wine and Bistro – Manchester –  http://www.foreignaffairsmarket.com/

Vidalia’s – Beverly Farms, coffee, baked goods, sandwiches and prepared foods – http://vidaliasmarket.com/

Cygnet – Beverly Farms, upscale restaurant, lunch & dinner – http://cygnetrestaurant.com/

Hale Street – Beverly Farms, casual restaurant, lunch & dinner – http://www.hale-street.com/

Cala’s – Manchester, “upscale casual” restaurant, lunch & dinner – http://www.calasrestaurant.com/

Landing at 7 Central – Manchester, casual restaurant, lunch & dinner – http://www.thelandingat7central.com/

Beach Street Café – Manchester, casual restaurant, breakfast & lunch – http://bscafeonline.com/

Captain Dusty’s Ice Cream
Manchester, 60 Beach Street – http://www.yelp.com/biz/captain-dustys-ice-cream-manchester
Beverly Farms, 642 Hale Street – http://www.yelp.com/biz/captain-dustys-ice-cream-beverly


GROCERS, MARKETS, CONVENIENCE STORES & PHARMACIES:
Crosby’s – Manchester, full grocery store in downtown … and save your receipts for Brookwood! SHOP to Support Brookwood

Vidalia’s – Beverly Farms, small market featuring fresh produce, gourmet foods & coffee – http://vidaliasmarket.com/

Wild Oats – Beverly Farms, small health food store … gluten-free products, vitamins, etc. – http://www.yelp.com/biz/wild-oats-health-food-store-beverly

Richdale – Manchester, convenience store + gas in downtown – https://plus.google.com/113110021059654080504/about?gl=us&hl=en

Dunkin’ Donuts / Market – Beverly Farms, small convenience store in the front of the Dunkin’ Donuts … easy parking for grabbing a quick gallon of milk, etc. – http://www.yelp.com/search?cflt=donuts&find_loc=Beverly+Farms%2C+MA

Allen’s Pharmacy – Manchester, complete pharmacy, plus a place to buy beach gear, knick-knacks, etc.  – http://www.yelp.com/biz/allens-pharmacy-manchester

GAS STATIONS:
Beverly Farms Gulf – Beverly Farms, small full-service station (often provide dog bones & lollipops when not too busy!) with old-fashioned service and market prices – http://www.yelp.com/biz/beverly-farms-gulf-service-inc-beverly

Second Summer 96 – Manchester – https://plus.google.com/113144936193999212512/about?gl=us&hl=en

Richdale – Manchester –  https://plus.google.com/113110021059654080504/about?gl=us&hl=en