Diamonds & Rust new location is 5 minute drive straight off the highway!. Coming from Gloucester on Rt 133 - its in the first cluster of shops heading into town!
There are a few spots directly in front of the shop - otherwise there is street parking or parking at the municipal lot by Woodman's and the Town Hall. Don’t worry it is only a short 5 minute walk through town with beautiful Marsh views!
Cox reservation - trail out to the river ( great swim + picnic spot )
Cogswell Grant - historical house + meadow leading to the river ( also a great swim + picnic spot ) https://www.historicnewengland.org/property/cogswells-grant/
Agassiz Rock - rocky uphill woods hike to some HUGE boulders!
Manchester Essex Woods - https://mect.org
Essex Ship Building Museum - the heart and soul of Essex - https://www.essexshipbuilding.org
Cape Ann Stand Up Paddle - guided paddle boarding tours https://capeannsup.com
Essex River Cruise https://essexcruises.com
Fishing charter https://www.agawamboatcharters.com
Riversbend - wood fired pizza - https://riversbendessex.com
CK Pearl - https://ckpearl.com
Great Marsh Brewery - https://www.thegreatmarsh.com
Woodmans - https://www.woodmans.com
Farnhams - http://www.jtfarnhams.com
The Mill - coffee, sandwiches and pre made meals ( grab and go to the Cox Reservation for a picnic with a view ) https://www.themillessex.com
Utopia Farm Stand - 1 Atwater Ave. ( Essex / Manchester line - off of exit 50 coming into Essex )
Village Creamery - Ice Cream! https://villagecreameryessex.com
PLACES STAY -
Cedar Hill Farm Bed and Breakfast - cedarhillfarmbnb.com
Shea’s Riverside Inn - sheasinn.com
SHOPPING ON MAIN STREET -
Andrew Spindler - 163 Main Street - spindlerantiques.com
Main Street Antiques - 44 Main Street - three floors filled to the brim with old stuff.
Howard’s Flying Dragon - 136 Main Street
Caus . Creative - Design Studio and Shop - 165 Main Street
Cape Ann SUP - Stand Up Paddle Board + Surf Shop
Cuddlefish - Kids Clothing Shop