If you like beaches, witches, seafaring and freedom (and who doesn’t?), the North of Boston region is for you. Here on the North Shore, you can explore 30 miles of gorgeous rocky coastline, with stops along the way as varied as the Salem Witch Museum and the New England Pirate Museum. Further inland, in the Greater Merrimack Valley, you can relive the revolution (just the fun, non-Bayonet-y, parts) in Lexington and Concord.  Did we mention there’s a North of Boston Seafood Trail that even has its own app? Yep, we just did. Tie on your lobster bib.

For more information on the North of Boston region, visit these sites:
North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
Greater Merrimack Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau

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  • Harbor Sweets

    Salem

    Sweet confections and a production tour of the factory. Call for a factory tour, no chocolate production on Saturdays and... more

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  • Long Beach

    Gloucester/rockport

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  • Lynch Park Beach

    Beverly

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  • North Shore Music Theatre

    Beverly

    Since 1955, NSMT has become one of the most attended theatres in New England. NSMT continues to annually produce a musical... more

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  • Pioneer Village: Salem in 1630

    Salem

    Re-created 17th-century fishing village depicts early settlement life as it would have been when Salem was the first capital of... more

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  • Pirate Ship Formidable

    Rockport

    An educational and entertaining cruise around Sandy Bay aboard the 72foot brigantine Formidable. Learn sea shanties and local pirate lore... more

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  • River Cruises at Cape Ann's Marina Resort

    Gloucester

    Sunset and afternoon river cruises on the Annisquam River. Historic coastal beauty, relaxing, and great for all. Check out our... more

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  • The Salem Heritage Trail

    Salem

    A 90 minute walking tour of Salem's most historic sites. Tour is lead by costumed licensed guides. more

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  • Salem Witch Village

    Salem

    History of witchcraft; costumed tour guides. more

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  • Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

    Concord

    Graves of Thoreau, Emerson, Hawthorne, the Alcotts, and Daniel Chester French; Mourning Victory sculpture by French. more

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  • Ward Reservation

    Andover

    Trails link three major hills - Shrub, Boston, and Holt - and looking out from their summits you can see... more

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  • Annisquam Light

    Gloucester

    Est. in 1801. Grounds open only, no lighthouse entry; harbor tours available ($), (978) 283-1979. more

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  • Artemisia Botanicals

    Salem

    A Witches' Apothecary filled with over 400 herbs, teas and essential oils. We have everything for the Witches closet: handmade brooms,... more

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  • Bob Lobster

    Newbury

    On the way to and from Plum Island..fish market, lobster pound, and in-the-rough dining. Lobster rolls, fish & chips, fried... more

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  • Cape Ann Whale Watch

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  • Captain's Bounty On The Beach

    Rockport

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  • The Charles Hovey House

    Gloucester

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  • Concord Museum

    Concord

    History galleries and period rooms; Revere's "one if by land..." signal lantern; Thoreau's belongings from Walden Pond; Emerson's study. more

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  • Custom House Maritime Museum

    Newburyport

    The Custom House Maritime Museum is gateway to the rich maritime heritage of Newburyport, the eastern seacoast's first major commercial... more

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  • Footprints Walking Tours

    Rockport

    Sixty-minute walking tour of Rockport neighborhoods; special children's tours and seasonal lantern tours. more

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