We love a road trip that brings you to the water and this time we take you to the small town of Essex on the North Shore of Massachusetts. Essex is a quintessential New England town with its historic houses some dating back to the 1600’s, antique shops, and plenty of dining options. Although there are a number of restaurants in the area that serve seafood, Periwinkles is one of our favorites. Situated on the Essex River this is a nice quiet spot to chillax. Grab a seat on the outside deck and you will soon forget all your troubles as you enjoy the beautiful surroundings. For those of you who prefer to dine in air conditioned comfort, have no fear. There is also a large dining room inside the restaurant.