Karenhammond's Blog

June 17, 2011

Massachusetts’ North Shore

Filed under: Uncategorized — karenhammond @ 7:00 pm

As we drive through New England, it’s time to visit the coastal area of Massachusetts, just north of Boston.  Here you can visit Salem, infamous for the witchcraft trials and  a former maritime port of great importance, nearby Danvers, which played an important role in the witchcraft delusion, the American Revolution, and many other historical events, and Cape Ann — the “other Cape.”  On beautiful Cape Ann, watch for the towns of Essex–famous for clams–the fishing port of Gloucester, beautiful Manchester-by-the-Sea, with its pretty little beach where the sand squeaks when you walk on it (Singing Beach), and scenic Rockport,  home to painters and artisans.  If you love history, good food, or beautiful beaches, you’ll find them all here.

Meanwhile, here on my little island in Maine we’ve enjoyed beautiful weather for three whole days–quite exciting given the kind of winter and spring we’ve had. Summer residents are returning and the first tourists are bumping across the bridge onto the island.  As always, it’s good to see things come alive for the summer season.

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