The majority of this walkway is on private property owned by the Cummings Center. An easy place to begin the loop is at the McKeown School, located on Balch Street. Visitors may park in this parking lot and take the pathway with the Shoe Pond to the right. This pathway curves around the pond and eventually crosses over a small bridge. Once over the bridge, the visitor must climb a set of stairs, which will bring him to McKay Street. The walkway turns right, keeping the pond to your right.
This is the only open play area in a dense residential neighborhood. This is the natural pedestrian route to the high school. It is also adjacent to a large tract of wooded conservation land. The area has great natural beauty and wildlife that inhabit the surrounding woods and small pond located in the park.. New playground equipment was installed in 1998; this equipment was purchased and installed with a combination of City and neighborhood contributions. The pond is not suitable for swimming. The wooded areas have some informal trails, one of which leads into the Beverly Golf and Te
The Bass River Walkway runs from the commercial property on the corner of Green and Elliott Streets, behind the White Hen Pantry and the Starbucks Café. The pathway follows the sidewalk along Elliott Street until the official pathway picks up on the McDonald’s property. The path goes behind the Stop and Shop and the Bass Haven Yacht Club. The end point is on McPherson Drive. The majority of the walkway faces the Bass River, which is beautiful during the high tide. There are benches and places to rest along the majority of the route. Parts of the path are also shaded.
Bald Hill is the hub of Centerville. Major roads leading to the base of the hill bring together social, business and residential areas; it was this geographical and social nexus that gave this Beverly neighborhood its name. In the late 17th century, Bald Hill had little growth covering its rocky prominence, hence its name. Today, a mix of pine and hemlock cover the site rendering its name inaccurate.
Also known as Brown Park.This park is heavily-utilized during the Little League baseball season, but also provides other recreational opportunities throughout the year. Vittori Park is located on the corner of two busy streets, so safety can be a concern.
Also known as Park Street Playground. This park, located in a neighborhood of multi-family homes, was renovated in the early 2000s. The park experiences heavy usage, especially during the summer months when a softball league uses the field.
Also known as Dane Street Beach. The beach overlooks Beverly Harbor and Salem’s waterfront. Lifeguards during the summer make this a safe place to swim. The large expanse of lawn between the street and the beach is a great place to picnic, relax or play impromptu games of soccer, softball and frisbee while enjoying the sea breeze. The hill overlooking the harbor has picnic tables tucked among the trees, providing a secluded place to enjoy a picnic with a view.
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