North of Boston

The North of Boston region is comprised of two unique tourist areas. North of Boston and The Greater Merrimack Valley. 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

Videos


Video courtesy of Mark Kanegis

  • Maudslay State Park

    Newburyport

    Nineteenth-century gardens & plantings; ornamental trees; walking, biking, horseback riding, and picnicking; cultural events. 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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  • 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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  • History Alive!

    Salem

    Experience the trial of Bridget Bishop who has been accused of witchcraft. Audience serves as the jury. Performing since 1992, History... more

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  • Salem Wax Museum of Witches and Seafarers

    Salem

    Presentation on Salem witch trials and maritime history; depictions of Nathaniel Hawthorne, pirates, and Witch Trials judge Colonel John Hathorne. more

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  • The Downtown Gloucester Block Party Series

    Gloucester

    The third Saturday of the month July 20, August 17 & September 21 Gloucester's Main Street becomes an entertainment mall featuring five performance... 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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  • Blue Ocean Event Center

    Salisbury

    Blue Ocean Event Center has revived the shores of Salisbury Beach providing a unique, first-rate oceanfront dining, event and entertainment... 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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  • Wingaersheek Beach

    Gloucester

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Newburyport Brewing Company

    Newburyport

    We brew great beer, play in an 8-piece funk band and love adventure. A few years ago while watching the... 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Monster Mini Golf

    Danvers

    Monster Mini Golf is an exciting indoor monster themed glow in the dark 18 hole miniature golf course that offers a... 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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