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
Destination Salem

Videos


Video courtesy of Mark Kanegis


Video courtesy of Mark Kanegis

  • The Trustees’ Castle Hill on the Crane Estate in Ipswich

  • Maudslay State Park

    Newburyport

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

    Concord

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