From its beautiful riverfront drive toits historic downtown, Amesbury offerssights and delights that will catch your
interest.Amesbury’s charm has caught the eye
of many people overthe years, among
them Nathaniel Cur-
rier, co-founder of the famed Currier& Ives print com-pany whose 19thcentury drawingshave become iconic
images o America.
The heart of Ames-bury has alwaysbeen the Powow River falls, which cascade
through the middle o the downtown. Around
the alls grew textile mills, carriage actories
and a thriving commercial center. Today,downtown Amesbury offers a wide varietyof shops and restaurants for tourists and
Amesbury’s past is still alive and acces-sible. The town has several museums and
historic homes open to the public, rang-
ing rom the National Historic LandmarkLowell’s Boat Shop to the home o amed19th century poet John G. Whittier.
Amesbury has managed to hold ontomany of its sceniclandscapes, makingit a pleasant placefor hiking, picnick-ing and exploring.The rolling openhills of WoodsomFarm are popularwith dog walkers,
kite yers and, in the
The extensive trailnetwork that connects Battis Farm andscenic Lake Gardner leads hikers to the
summit o Powow Hill, the highest coastal
hill in the county. Views rom its summit
extend far up the coast and across local
arms and orests.Whatever your interest may be, Ames-bury oers visitors a ascinating and unplace to explore.
TuesDay, May 22, 2012
The Daily News