Massachusetts - THE NORTH SHORE:
THE NORTH SHORE
There are 30 miles of coastline leading from Boston up to
the New Hampshire border. For a relaxing escape, travel up
historic Route 1, stopping to visit one of the great sandy
beaches, the historic fishing villages or the great marinas.
Stop for lunch or dinner in the town where the catch just
came in off the boat.
Make sure to visit Salem, home to one of the greatest tragedies
in American history, the great witch hunt and trials. There
is a museum devoted to the era, magic and regional history
that is like nothing available anywhere else. Salem is also
home to the House of the Seven Gables - the home of Nathaniel
Marblehead is a world-class sailing town and offers many
points of interest, both current and historic.
Gloucester is one of the world's busiest fishing ports, providing
the nation - and the world - with a large percentage of our
seafood. One can experience both the history behind this community
as well as see it at work firsthand in the modern era.
If you're interested in seeing how and where our country
was begun or if you're interested in experiencing all a major
city has to offer - or both! - then Boston is a must-see destination
on any trip to the New England area.