Directions to Nahant

Nahant is 15 miles (40 minutes) north of Boston along the coast.

There might be beach traffic so allow some extra travel time during peak beach-going hours.

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Thursday Formal Dinner: Nahant Country Club, 280 Nahant Road
The Friday Workshops & Silent Film: Knights of Columbus, 17 Relay Road
Saturday Bazaar: Carter Smith’s home, 25 Pleasant Street
The Ball and Saturday afternoon workshops: Nahant Town Hall: 334 Nahant Road
Sunday’s Tea and Concert: Nahant Village Church 27 Cliff Street

From I-93 North: Take the Ted Williams Tunnel (see below)

From the Mass Pike eastbound: Take the Turnpike to its end, (very end, after all the tollbooths) and continue through the Ted Williams Tunnel.

From the end of the Ted Williams Tunnel: At the end of the tunnel you will continue onto route 1A, you will pass by Logan Airport on the right, as well as the Suffolk Downs Racetrack and lots of oil tanks. About 3.4 miles from the tunnel the road will go up a ramp and reach a rotary. Take the first exit (a right) off this rotary, (staying on 1A North). (Follow directions from the end of Route 16 at this point).

From Route 16: 16 ends at the above rotary, becoming part of 1A. In 0.4 miles you will come to another rotary at Wonderland dog racing park, take the second exit staying on 1A. Drive 2.5 miles, and go over a bridge; you are now in Lynn. Route 1A continues straight for another 1.8 miles, where it takes a sharp left at a set of traffic lights; you should bear right on the Carroll Parkway, staying on the same road (following the signs to Nahant/Swampscott). There are two Dunkin Donuts shortly before this turn-off. In 0.5 miles you will come to another rotary; take the first exit onto the Nahant Road Causeway, at the Welcome to Nahant sign. There should now be water on both sides of you.

Once in Nahant:

To get to Thursday’s Formal Dinner/Dance at the Nahant Country Club, 280 Nahant Road.:
The Club is at the corner of Nahant Road and Ocean Street, with a large field and tennis courts along Nahant Road. Continue 1.4 miles from the end of the Causeway, after passing a church on the left take a left onto Ocean Street, and a right into the Country Club Grounds. There is ample parking in front along the field. If you miss Ocean Street take the next left onto Winter Street and turn into the Club’s drive from Winter St.

To get to the Friday Evening Silent Film at the Nahant Knights of Columbus, 17 Relay Yard.:
Once in Nahant, continue 0.5 miles, and at the Life Saving Station (left) take a right onto Castle Road. Follow Castle Rd. for 0.6 miles, take a right onto Range Rd. Take an almost immediate left into the Relay Yard, the Hall will be ahead of you and slightly to the right with parking in front.

To get to the Bazaar at the Home of Carter Smith, 25 Pleasant Street.:
Continue 1.7 miles from the end of the Causeway, the Town Hall will be on the left, just after Richland Store (0.4 miles after passing a church). Turn left onto Pleasant Street, the house is at the bottom of the hill on the right (at the stone wall), down a long driveway. You can park along the driveway.

To get to the Ball at the Nahant Town Hall, 334 Nahant Road.:
Continue 1.7 miles from the end of the Causeway, the Town Hall will be on the left, just after Richland Store (0.4 miles after passing a church). Parking is in the rear and on the street; use the entrance of the Town Hall at the rear on the side near Richland.

To get to the Sunday Tea and Concert at the Nahant Village Church, 27 Cliff St.
From the end of the Nahant Causeway continue 1.9 miles, past the Egg Rock Estate and up the hill and around the curve. At the small "rotary" take a right onto Cliff Street. The Church will be on the right, you can park on the street.

To get to the Monday House Tour at The Gibson House Museum, 37 Beacon Street, Boston.
On-street parking in the area might be available, or the Boston Common garage is a short walk, and is the most convenient parking option. You might also take the subway to the Arlington Street Stop on the Green line.



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