b'Greater MerrimackValleyGeorgetownNorth Andover MethuenGrovelandBoxfordAndoverHaverhillLawrencePhotos top to bottom: Stephen Coolidge Place,North AndoverEssex Heritage; Ayer Clock, Lawrence Jim Beauchesne; Dale Rogers Dog Statue, Haverhill Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce;Dustin Garrison HouseKishgraphicsO nce the hub of industry, the GreaterMerrimack Valley is now a center forartists and innovators as factories andbuildings are converted into lofts andgallery spaces. Haverhills downtownis a fun and funky shopping and diningdistrict. Explore trails at Winnekenni Castle, learn about print and design at TheMuseum of Printing, and visit the homestead of abolitionist poet John GreenleafWhittier. Discover charming small New England towns with acres of farms and open land in Merrimac, Boxford, West Newbury, Groveland, and Georgetown. Take a hike in North Andovers Harold Parker State Forest. Andover hosts Phillips Academy with a whos who of alumni and a fascinating museum, The Addison Gallery of American Art. Lawrence embodies the story of the Industrial Revolutionthe immigrants who shaped our nations labor laws with the 1912 Bread and Roses strike. Celebrate the Mill Citys diverse heritage at festivals and ethnic restaurants. American poet Robert Frost spent his childhood here; his work was rst published in the Lawrence High School newspaper.Regional Road Trips | NorthofBoston.org 11'