Discover the City of Gloucester

May 23, 2017 / History

A short, pleasant drive or train ride northeast of Boston Gloucester, MA is the home to America’s original seaport and the oldest working art colony in North America. Settled in 1623, Gloucester remains among the busiest fishing ports on the Eastern seaboard. Drawn to Gloucester’s rich history and natural beauty, visitors delight in pristine beaches, fresh seafood and water-based activities such as stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, snorkeling, fishing, schooner sailing and awe-inspiring whale watch excursions.  A place to see, feel and taste history, Gloucester’s working waterfront and ineffable beauty have drawn fishermen, families, artists and visitors for over four hundred years.

Just some of the many things to do in Gloucester include:

·       See 40-ton whales breach on a whale watching trip just 15 miles off Gloucester’s rocky shore.

·       Catch cod, haddock and tuna on a Deep Sea Fishing trip.

·       Visit lighthouses dating from the 1780s.

·       Relax on one of our spectacular beaches.

·       Go shopping at local stores, boutiques, and galleries and in our historic downtown.

·       Meet the artists in America’s oldest working art colony on Rocky Neck.

·       Taste our extraordinary culinary delights and the freshest seafood anywhere ~ featured at over 120 restaurants.

·       Enjoy Live Music, Arts, Culture and Entertainment all year long.

Come visit and experience, explore and discover all that Gloucester has to offer!

Watch Kim Smith’s “Love Letters to Gloucester Summer,” a short film that celebrates Gloucester’s golden summer months.

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