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Sunset over Boston on the far shore
viewed from Niles Beach


Motif #1 in nearby Rockport is said to be the most photgraphed
and painted site in New England

Notice the belvedere of Hovey House visible through the spokes of Leonard Craske's famous
Man at the Wheel above.

Imagine endless possibilities for exciting activities. A short walk down the hill leads to America's oldest working seaport where visitors can stroll the harbor side or pick up a whale watch or schooner cruise. Equally accessible are world class museums, fun shops, art galleries, flea markets, fine dining, historic junkets, bike and hiking trails, colorful local festivals and glorious parks and beaches. Boston is less than an hour away by commuter rail and the station is walking distance from the house.

Area attractions include:

ARTS & MUSEUMS
Cape Ann Historical Museum
Rocky Neck Art Colony
North Shore Arts Association
Rockport Art Association
Beauport Museum
Hammond Castle Museum
Sargent-Murray House Museum
The Gruppé Gallery
The Manship-Quarry Gallery
Gloucester Stage Company
Fishtown ArtSpace

Beauport
Bearskin Neck
Cape Ann Symphony
Gloucester Stage Company
West End Theater
Silent Men Speaking
Windhover Dance Company
North Shore Music Theatre
Music at Eden's Edge
Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center
The Schooner Adventure
Parlez-Moi Press
Rockport Chamber Music Festival

RECREATION:
Whale watches
and deep sea fishing trips
Yankee Fleet

Captain Bills
Cape Ann Whale Watch
Kayman Charters

Kayak rentals and river cruises
Essex River Basin Adventures
North Shore Kayak Rentals


Six lighthouses
Seven public beaches
The Crow's Nest (infamous saloon featured in "The Perfect Storm")
Halibut Point State Park
Birdwatching
• Much, much more


Every day you can see Gloucester's lobster fleet returning to harbor laden with lobster for evening dinner.


Sunset over Ipswich Bay at
Annisquam Lighthouse

Cape Ann Community Links - dozens of  links about everything Cape Ann
Cape Ann Salon - arts updates on Cape Ann
SeARTS - Society for the Encouragement of the ARTS
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
Stage Fort Park Visitor's Center
Cape Ann E-Postcards


Spend a day browsing the art galleries of Rocky Neck,
America's oldest art colony


Other area attractions of interest include:
Isles of Shoals
House of the Seven Gables
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Harvard University Art Museums - Fogg Art Museum
Peabody-Essex Museum
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

The Old Manse in Concord
The Thoreau Farm Trust
Orchard House - Home of the Alcotts


Early morning light on Long Beach where visitors swim
and walk the beach searching for shells.


The Twin Lights of Thacher Island, accessible by boat.
Visitors can picnic on the island, explore an old graveyard
and climb the North Tower (on the right).


Late afternoon light washes over Good Harbor Beach,
a popular place for swimming, surfing, and strolling.

Call (978) 281-7732 or email for more information.

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