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Plum Island Travel Tips
Discover a New World in Plum Island Vacation Rentals
Located off the northeast coast of Massachusetts, Plum Island is the perfect vacation destination for anyone interested in walking the same land and seeing the same sights as our country's earliest explorers and settlers. Captain John Smith noted it on his map of New England, and it was officially named in 1649. And as any visitor to the island will see, the land was aptly named. Margaret Smith wrote in her journal in about 1678: "Leaving on our right hand Plum Island (so-called on account of the rare Plums which doe grow upon it), we struck into the open Sea . . ." Those plums still grow on the island, which means Plum Island vacation rentals sit among hundreds of plum bushes that just might be ripe for harvesting, depending on the time of year you visit. They're said to make fantastic jellies and jams.
Everyone Wants a Piece of Plum Island
The 11-mile island north of Cape Ann is divided among the towns of Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, and Ipswich. Most of the southern part of Plum Island is devoted to the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, a sanctuary for more than 300 species of resident and migratory birds as well as a wide array of mammals, insects, fish, reptiles, and amphibians. The refuge offers a variety of educational and recreational activities, such as surf fishing, wildlife photography, nature tours, and hunting opportunities.
Plum Island Accommodations Are Diverse and Plentiful
While the southern part of Plum Island is home to an endless array of wildlife, the northern chunk of the island is largely residential. Plum Island beach homes come in all shapes and sizes, from tiny cottages to large oceanfront abodes. If you're looking for North Boston lodging, Plum Island is a place you're sure to find your dream getaway.