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The North Shore

 

Less discovered than Cape Cod, the “North Shore” (as locals call the coastline just north of Boston) is a delightful mix of fishing harbours and beaches, museums and artists' haunts. Many communities date back to the mid-17th century – and none is more famous (or infamous) than Salem. Drive along the shore, stopping in Marblehead, where sailing boats bob at their moorings, and Manchester-by-the-Sea, with its “Singing Beach”. 

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Hidden Treasures | Gardens of New England Fly Drive

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Why should I visit The North Shore?

Salem  - Discover the truth behind the 1692 witchcraft trials at the Salem Witch Museum. But, there is much more to see, especially in the renowned Peabody Essex Museum. Originally a showcase for treasures brought back by sea captains, the collection also includes maritime art, photography, a 200-year-old merchant's house from China and more.

 

Gloucester - This (still working) fishing port was the backdrop to the film, The Perfect Storm (2000), based on the tragic, true story of a local boat. Stroll round Rocky Neck, America's oldest art colony, where artists still work.

 

Rockport - Long an art colony, the village still attracts painters, who show their work at the Rockport Art Association gallery. In the charming small harbour is a red fishing shack that is dubbed "Motif No 1" – because it is so often painted and photographed.

 

 

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