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


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Rebecca Nurse Homestead

    Danvers

    Experience life in rural Salem Village on 27 beautiful acres! The 1678 home of Rebecca Nurse and her family has been period... 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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  • 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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  • The Coach House Inn

    Salem

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  • Gloucester Maritime Trail

    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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  • Harbor Tours

    Gloucester

    Island, lighthouse, sightseeing and lobster trap-hauling cruises. more

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  • North American Wolf Foundation - Wolf Hollow

    Ipswich

    North American gray wolves and their environmental roles in a natural habitat. more

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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson House

    Concord

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