Introduction to South Berwick, Maine
South Berwick, Maine, in York county, is 34 miles NE of Haverhill, Massachusetts and 61 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is conveniently located inside the Portsmouth-Rochester metropolitan area.
South Berwick History
The Abenaki Indians, who were the original inhabitants of South Berwick, named the area Newichawannock. The area was first settled in by European in 1631. Ambrose Gibbons established the first trading post in this area, while the first sawmill of the area was constructed in 1651. The town was renamed Abenaki in 1703. It was incorporated in 1713 and adopted its present name.
South Berwick and nearby Attractions
- Sarah Orne Jewett House
- Vaughan Woods Memorial State Park
- Counting House Museum
- Hamilton House
- Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
- Seacoast Science Center
Things To Do In South Berwick
One can visit the Spring Hill Recreation Area and the Vaughan Woods State Park while in South Berwick. The Sarah Orne Jewett House is also worth visiting. Visitors can also plan a trip to the Seashore Trolley Museum, the Children's Museum of Portsmouth, the Wallis Sands State Park, the North Hampton State Park and the John Paul Jones State Historic Site. The town also hosts the Strawberry Festival every year.
South Berwick Transportation
Pease International is the nearest major airport.
South Berwick Higher Education
Residents of South Berwick can pursue higher education at the University of New Hampshire, Northern Essex Community College and the University of New England-University Campus.