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Helpful Links for Parents

Below are some helpful links for families who are new to Brookwood and may not be familiar with the area.  Even “old timers” may see something new!  Please contact the PA to share additional information or to leave comments. 

Scroll down for Manchester / Beverly Farms area listings of:

  • Hikes / Walks (with & without dogs)
  • Libraries
  • Parks / Playgrounds
  • Things To Do
  • Cafes with WiFi
  • Other Nearby Cafes & Restaurants
  • Grocers, Markets, Convenience Stores & Pharmacies
  • Gas Stations


Manchester Essex Conservation Trust (tells you where there are walks, and where to get a map) –

Agassiz Rock

Coolidge Point (no dogs)  –

Ravenswood (dog friendly) -

Singing Beach (dog friendly Nov. 1 – April 30 … lots of dogs) – Manchester, watch for resident vs. non-resident parking –

West Beach (no dogs, year round) – Beverly Farms, open to public September to May –

Manchester Public Library –

Beverly Public Library, Farms Branch

Masconomo Park – Downtown Manchester (across the street from Capt Dusty’s ice cream shop … a local favorite, in season).  However, be alert for seasonal local parking sticker restrictions. –

Tucks Point  – Manchester, a few swings, and great for crab hunting –

Dix Park – Beverly Farms – small playground, but a good place to kill some time with little ones –

THINGS TO DO: – a good resource for all things kid-related on the North Shore.  Link to their current calendar of events:

Essen – Manchester –

Dunkin’ Donuts – 15 West St, Beverly Farms (NO WiFi at Manchester location) –

and a little further away …

Panera – Beverly (just off Exit 20A on 128) –

Panera – Liberty Tree Mall –

North Shore Mall


Cha Cha La Mer – Beverly Farms, coffee, baked goods, sandwiches and gourmet prepared foods for lunch, dinner, etc. –

Foreign Affairs Wine and Bistro – Manchester –

Vidalia’s – Beverly Farms, coffee, baked goods, sandwiches and prepared foods –

Cygnet – Beverly Farms, upscale restaurant, lunch & dinner –

Hale Street – Beverly Farms, casual restaurant, lunch & dinner –

Cala’s – Manchester, “upscale casual” restaurant, lunch & dinner –

Landing at 7 Central – Manchester, casual restaurant, lunch & dinner –

Beach Street Café – Manchester, casual restaurant, breakfast & lunch –

Captain Dusty’s Ice Cream
Manchester, 60 Beach Street –
Beverly Farms, 642 Hale Street –

Crosby’s – Manchester, full grocery store in downtown … and save your receipts for Brookwood! SHOP to Support Brookwood

Vidalia’s – Beverly Farms, small market featuring fresh produce, gourmet foods & coffee –

Wild Oats – Beverly Farms, small health food store … gluten-free products, vitamins, etc. –

Richdale – Manchester, convenience store + gas in downtown –

Dunkin’ Donuts / Market – Beverly Farms, small convenience store in the front of the Dunkin’ Donuts … easy parking for grabbing a quick gallon of milk, etc. –

Allen’s Pharmacy – Manchester, complete pharmacy, plus a place to buy beach gear, knick-knacks, etc.  –

Beverly Farms Gulf – Beverly Farms, small full-service station (often provide dog bones & lollipops when not too busy!) with old-fashioned service and market prices –

Second Summer 96 – Manchester –

Richdale – Manchester –