Inside Boston’s North Shore

get off the beaten track WITH Walks and hikes on the north shore

TOWN: All Towns
WHAT:Woods, fields, shorelines
WHY:Explore, discover, breathe

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Museums & Galleries

Visit the Hammond Castle Museum and see what 'a man’s house is his castle' really means

Drives

Kids love airplanes, and the Northshore has two airports where they can see them up-close

Museums & Galleries

Getting plenty of ink: from Gutenberg to Xerox, the history of printing fascinates

In the Rough, Casual, Fine Dining

These local cafés on Cape Ann offer great coffee, home-baked goods and more

Food & Drink

A guy walks into a liquor store to see how much good wine $100 buys

Museums & Galleries

Big names in a small setting await visitors to the Addison Gallery at Phillips Academy in Andover

Historic Sites

How to make the most of a visit to Topsfield Fair

Winter

When the snow flies, head out the door for nordic skiing at Appleton Farms and Grass Rides

Walks & Hikes

Nobody here but us boulders: bagging Cape Ann's highest peak

Walks & Hikes

A lovely woods walk in Wenham that's accessible to all ages and abilities

Walks & Hikes

A perfect introductory hike for parents and their kids in West Gloucester

Walks & Hikes

A big day in Marblehead: a little of this and a little of that

Drives

Cycles Classic Cafe Museum rolls out history two wheels at a time

In the Rough, Casual, Fine Dining

Slowing to a crawl: 4 breweries in Beverly reveal similarities and differences

Beaches

Wingaersheek Beach draws beachgoers looking for a walk on the mild side

Beaches

Singing Beach: a compact gem of a beach with a sizable following

Outdoors

You don't have to be Ralph Lauren to enjoy polo on the North Shore

Walks & Hikes

Newburyport's Harborwalk offers scenery and surprises at every turn

“Smell the sea, and feel the sky, let your soul and spirits fly.”

- Van Morrison

On the Water

Canoeing or kayaking the winding Ipswich River is easy and fun

Walks & Hikes

A hike through open fields leading to the burial grounds of a North Shore sagamore

Bike Rides

The Danvers Rail Trail is a treat for bike riders of any level

Bike Rides

Super looper: a 50-miler that winds through 8 North Shore towns

Bike Rides

Biking in Gordon Woods: a family-friendly ride right off 128

Music & Theater

Rockport's Shalin Liu: a theater that enchants both performers and audiences alike

Beaches

Beverly’s Lynch Park is part beach, part park and all family fun

In the Rough, Casual, Fine Dining

4 terrific Gloucester breakfast destinations, from George’s to Zeke’s

“If there’s heaven for me, I’m sure it has a beach attached to it.”

- Jimmy Buffett

In the Rough, Casual, Fine Dining

Seven Essex Massachusetts seafood restaurants: an embarrassment of riches, Part 1

In the Rough, Casual, Fine Dining

Seven Essex Massachusetts seafood restaurants: An embarrassment of riches, Part 2

Bike Rides

Enjoy this coastal bike ride through Gloucester with views, views and more views

Walks & Hikes

Wild, weird and wonderful: hiking Gloucester's Dogtown

Bike Rides

An out-and-back ride to Plum Island with options along the way

Bike Rides

An easy 15-mile loop through four beautiful North Shore towns

Walks & Hikes

Beverly Farms - a 2 hour stress-free stroll through the village and woods

Walks & Hikes

Halloween at Maudslay State Park is an eerily creative local event

On the Water

Good advice on your first visit to Misery Island: don’t let the name fool you!

Museums & Galleries

The Peabody Essex Museum dazzles with worldly art and imaginative exhibits

“I thought of that while riding my bicycle.”

- Albert Einstein on the Theory of Relativity

Drives

Drop by these cruise nights, cars 'n' coffee events and local shows

Nightlife

Every year Salem is the national epicenter celebrating Halloween in style

Walks & Hikes

Exploring downtown manchester: restaurants, shopping, history and a lot more

Museums & Galleries

THE CAPE ANN MUSEUM: Fresh, fun, and family- friendly

Drives

Head on a swivel: The perfect sunday drive through rural North Shore beauty

“Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue.”

- John Muir

Walks & Hikes

Hidden annisquam: a walk through a charming Cape Ann village