North of Boston

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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  • Witch City Segway

    Salem

    Witch City Segway provides historic tours of Salem, MA via Segway. It truly is a new way to see an... 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Fort Sewall

    Marblehead

    Fort Sewall, formerly an armed fort owned by the United States and used to defend against British invaders, is now... more

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  • Long Beach

    Gloucester/rockport

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  • Salem Willows Park

    Salem

    Century-old seaside promenade and amusement park with arcade games, children's rides, and harbor cruise. 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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  • Annisquam Light

    Gloucester

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

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  • Brooksby Farm

    Peabody

    We have seasonal Pick Your Own Fruits: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches and apples. Visit our bakery for delicious cider donuts,... more

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  • Half Moon Beach

    Gloucester

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  • New England Quilt Museum

    Lowell

    The New England Quilt Museum, at the heart of America's textile region, is the only institution in the northeast devoted... more

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  • North Bridge

    Concord

    Site of 'the shot heard 'round the world'; Daniel Chester French's Minute Man Statue. 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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  • 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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  • 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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