A rural community with strong ties to it's neighbor to the north

TOWN: Wenham
WHAT:Blink-and-you'll-miss-it center so keep your eyes open
WHY:It's easy to overlook this small town, but there are good reasons to stop by

Wenham is a small rural town located just north of Beverly on the North Shore of Boston. The town is bisected by Route 1A, which passes through its center where you'll find the classic New England First Church and eclectic Wenham Museum.

The museum surprises visitors with a fully operational toy train exhibit, delighting kids and parents alike. For the more historically minded, there are exhibits that include prized artifacts and artwork from the museum's extensive collections and archives.

Also in the center of town, you'll find the Wenham Tea House where successful North Shore restauranteers Brendan and Milissa Crocker serve guests with elegant lunches, dinners, or scratch you Downton Abbey itch and enjoy high tea with requisite scones. Across 1A you'll find the newest arrival in the center of town, Vin Fromage. Its extensive selection of fine wines and cheeses are curated by an experienced team, and they make terrific sandwiches as well. The second floor features gift and gourmet items. Early reviews are outstanding. 

I like the biking in Wenham – the roads away from Route 1A are quiet and the landscape wonderfully peaceful. Among businesses on Rt. 1A you'll find Tendercrop Farm. Looking to stock up on baked goods and fresh farm-raised meats, fruits and vegetables? This is the place! Drop by and arrive home with the best of what the North Shore offers.