North Of Boston Massachusetts
North of Boston - also known as Essex County - is the region extending from Boston to New Hampshire. It's a popular tourist destination because it is visually stunning, and rich in history and culture. The region's most famous cities are Salem ("America's Witch City") and Gloucester (the oldest seaport in the United States). North of Boston is also home to the historically-notable communities of Ipswich, Lawrence, and Swampscott, and the birthplace of the US Navy and Coast Guard (Marblehead).
Things to Do
For great shopping and cafes, and to experience typical New England charm, check out Marblehead, which also happens to be the Yachting Capital of the World.
North of Boston is also known for its great seafood and dining, outdoor adventures like hiking, biking, water sports and whale watching, arts, theatre, museums, historical attractions and more! Learn about the 1692 witch hunt at the popular Salem Witch Museum. Learn about the "flying machines" that launched from Plum Island. Visit the largest regional theatre in New England, the North Shore Music Theatre. And be sure to check out the oldest continually-functioning museum in the U.S. - the Peabody Essex Museum - located in Salem.
With over 100 miles of coastline, North of Boston has some of the most stunning beaches in Massachusetts - from the carnival-like beach of Salisbury, to the unique Half Moon Beach in Gloucester, the family-oriented Mother's and Front Beaches in Rockport, and more.
Be sure to visit some of the eight parks in North of Boston. Go camping, hiking, fishing, biking, birdwatching, nature walking and more.
Finally, North of Boston is known for its high concentration of great golf courses. There are more than 30 public courses and several par 3 courses. Some of North of Boston's more esteemed courses have even hosted the PGA, the LPGA and the 4th U.S. Open (in 1898).
North of Boston Trivia
Q.Which Presidents were educated in the town of Andover?
A.Both Presidents Bush.