In the News: Coastal Charm, Cape Ann, Massachusetts

September 13, 2021 / Art and Music, Food and Drink, Good to Know, Outdoor Adventures, Things to Do & See

Excerpt from ‘Fall’s Hidden Destinations’ | Written by Pamela O’Brien | Published in Shape Magazine | September 2021

Cape Ann is North of Boston’s hidden gem of a destination location filled with coastal charm and natural beauty any time of the year. It is made up of four coastal communities including Gloucester and Rockport and is an enchanting place to visit any time of the year. As summer is winding down, plan a visit to experience Cape Ann and all of the “fun, excitement, and adventure — and no crowds”! Cape Ann made Shape Magazine’s list of 5 undiscovered vacation spots” to discover this Fall!

Leave Cape Cod to the crowds and travel instead to this idyllic seaside retreat in northeastern Massachusetts with its sandy beaches, rocky cliffs and scenic fishing villages. Both the nation’s oldest working fishing port and artist colony are located here, and the cultural-scene-meets-maritime-history makes for a vibrant mix. Visit art galleries and museums, go whale watching and lobstering, take a sightseeing cruise, and climb to the top of a lighthouse. There’s also plenty of hiking (the area boasts some lovely wooded trails), biking, swimming, and kayaking. Stay at The Emerson Inn, a relaxing oceanfront boutique hotel in the town of Rockport. You can even bring your pooch with you—the hotel is pet-friendly. (Rooms start at $TK,