Cape Ann Light Station on Thacher Island (1771)

Cape Ann Light Station on Thacher Island (1771)

Thacher Island, off east coast of Cape Ann; Nearest town: Rockport | Rockport, MA 01966

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The current twin lighthouses have been guiding sailors since 1861, and are the only twin lighthouses operating in the United States. The island can be seen from Rockport and Gloucester.

 

 

Nearby

Pigeon Cove Tavern

With spectacular ocean views from either the parlor, deck, or dining room, Pigeon Cove Tavern sports arguably the best ocean-side dining setting in Rockport and Cape Ann in general.

Halibut Point

Halibut Point, once home to a large granite-quarrying operation in the years around the turn of the 20th century, is cooperatively managed by The Trustees of Reservations and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management (DEM). 2.5 miles of trails offer the visitor the opportunity to scramble across ledges scarred for eons by wind and wave, examine tide pools teeming with marine life, or bird watch from weather-beaten bluffs overlooking dramatic surf.

The area from Boston, Massachusetts' doorstep extending to the New Hampshire border is a diverse and beautiful place with historical and cultural significance. Distances are short, prices are reasonable, and the people are friendly and welcoming. Known for cozy hotels and inns, delicious restaurants, fascinating museums and great beaches, North of Boston, MA is the ideal vacation destination. The North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau proudly promotes the thirty-four cities and towns of Essex County as a tourism destination.

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