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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  • Concord Museum

    Concord

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

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  • Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site

    Saugus

    This is the site of the first successful integrated iron works in North America, which produced both cast iron and... more

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  • Wingaersheek Beach

    Gloucester

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  • Christmas in Salem

    Salem

    Join us for the oldest holiday house tour in the country, each year, in the first weekend of December. Historic... more

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  • Essex National Heritage Area

    Salem

    Covering 500 square miles of northeastern Massachusetts, Essex Heritage is home to over 200 historical sites, renowned museums, wildlife refuges, working farms... more

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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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  • Maudslay State Park

    Newburyport

    Nineteenth-century gardens & plantings; ornamental trees; walking, biking, horseback riding, and picnicking; cultural events. more

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  • Ryan and Wood, Inc. Distilleries

    Gloucester

    Visit our distillery, just minutes from historic downtown Gloucester, to see how we handcraft Beauport Vodka, Folly Cove Rum, and... more

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  • Witch Tee's

    Salem

    The best t-shirt and sweatshirt selection in Salem. Salem,Boston,Nature,Fairies,Dragons,Pirates etc. Infant -adult 3x more

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  • Capt's Waterfront Grill & Pub

    Salem

    Capt's Waterfront Grill and Pub offers a highly, convivial environment with an active bar scene, widescreen televisions and beautiful views... more

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  • City of Gloucester's Maritime Trail Walk

    Gloucester

    Four self-guided trails through America's first seaport. Call for map or pick one up at Stage Fort Park Information Center. more

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  • Half Moon Beach

    Gloucester

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  • Long Beach

    Gloucester/rockport

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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson House

    Concord

    Emerson's home from 1835 to 1889; original furnishings. more

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  • Taste Gloucester

    Gloucester

    There are many ways to experience Gloucester MA, however none are as fun or as satisfying as our Taste Gloucester... more

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  • Turkey Shore Distilleries

    Ipswich

    We are a small craft distillery in the heart of historic Ipswich, producing high quality rum. We aim to reconnect... more

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  • The Vintage Bazaar

    Salisbury

    'An Inspiring Experience!' Join us in June and September for a semi-annual, two-day event you won't soon forget. Held... 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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  • The Coach House Inn

    Salem

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  • Concord Guides Walking Tours

    Concord Center

    Walking (and bus) tours of Concord, highlighting Concord's extraordinary Colonial, Revolutionary, literary and natural heritage sights and sites. more

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