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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    Townsend Ridge Country Club

    Townsend

  • UMass Lowell Kayak Center +
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    UMass Lowell Kayak Center

    Lowell

  • Vista Motel +
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    Vista Motel

    Gloucester

  • The Terror Trail and Witch Trial Trail

    Salem

    The Terror Trail walking tour features spooky tales of local ghosts, a haunted ship, and a famous local murder. The... more

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  • Minute Man National Historical Park

    Concord

    More than 900 acres along original segments of April 19, 1775 Battle Road; North Bridge Visitor Center; Minute Man Visitor Center and 'Minuteman'... more

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  • Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House

    Concord

    Where Louisa May Alcott wrote and set the beloved classic, Little Women, in 1868. Tours, education programs, special events offered. Concord... more

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  • Witch Dungeon Museum

    Salem

    Reenactment of witch trial; dungeon tour. more

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  • Salem Trolley

    Salem

    The Salem Trolley is the best way to see Salem and to experience the Witch City's unique and colorful past.... more

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  • Cape Ann Light Station at Thacher Island

    Rockport

    Only operating twin lighthouses in the nation dates to 1771. Access to towers for guests.Wednesday and Saturday morning trips free... more

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  • Cape Ann Brewing Company & Brewpub

    Gloucester

    Cape Ann Brewing Company is an award-winning, family-owned, micro-brewery, and home of Fisherman's Brew, in the heart of the historic... more

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  • Walden Pond State Reservation

    Concord

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  • Salem Waterfront Hotel and Marina

    Salem

    The Salem Waterfront Hotel & Marina is Salem's newest boutique hotel. With a nautical, contemporary, warm decor, the Salem Waterfront... more

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  • Bakers Island Light

    Salem

    Est. in 1791; site was originally twin lights. No public access. 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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  • New England Pirate Museum

    Salem

    Colonial seaport, pirate cave, and 60 life-size pirates including notorious captains Kidd and Blackbeard. more

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  • Salem's 13 Ghosts

    Salem

    3-D Haunted House in October Salem Time Machine- 3-D Journey thru Salem from 1600 to the present Walking Ghost Tours Walking... more

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  • Winter Island Light

    Salem

    Est. in 1871; best views are from Winter Island Maritime Park. 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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  • Derby Wharf Light

    Salem

    Est. in 1871. Grounds open only, no lighthouse entry. 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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