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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  • Gloucester Stage Company +
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    Gloucester Stage Company

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  • Seaweedlegs Design Studio +
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    Seaweedlegs Design Studio

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  • Hammond Castle Museum

    Gloucester

    Medieval-style castle overlooking the ocean and built by inventor John Hays Hammond, Jr.in the 1920s; Renaissance art and 8,200-pipe... 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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  • Wingaersheek Beach

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Long Beach

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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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  • 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

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  • Harbor Tours

    Gloucester

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

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  • River Cruises at Cape Ann's Marina Resort

    Gloucester

    Sunset and afternoon river cruises on the Annisquam River. Historic coastal beauty, relaxing, and great for all. Check out our... more

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  • Rocky Neck Art Colony

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    Over 30 working artists display their work in Rocky Neck galleries and studios, exhibiting a wide range of styles and media.... more

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  • Cape Ann Museum

    Gloucester

    Largest collection of works by Fitz Henry Lane, America's foremost nineteenth-century maritime painter. Works by Winslow Homer, John Sloan, and... more

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  • Charlies's Charters / Fishing and Sightseeing

    Gloucester

    Charter boat fishing Out O'Gloucester. 1/2 or full day private trips. All bait and tackle included. Free parking.Safe and experienced, 30... more

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  • Ten Pound Island Light

    Gloucester

    Est. in 1881. Grounds open only, no lighthouse entry; harbor tours available ($), (978) 283-1979. more

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  • Virgilio's Italian Bakery and Deli

    Gloucester

    Italian bakery offering Scala, Semolina, Ciabatta, French, Multi-Grain and other specialty breads, pastries and cookies. Local favorite for unique sandwiches... more

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  • Cape Ann Whale Watch

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