b'Greater MerrimackValleyMethuenGrovelandBoxfordGeorgetownNorth Andover AndoverHaverhillLawrenceThe region of Greater Merrimack Valley is home to artists and innovators.Itsfactories and buildings today are lofts and gallery spaces. Haverhills downtownis a fun shopping and dining district. Explore trails at Winnekenni Castle, learn about print and design at The Museum of Printing, and visit the homestead of abolitionist poet John Greenleaf Whittier. 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. Andovers Phillips Academy is a whos who of alumni with a fascinating museum, The Addison Gallery of American Art. Lawrence embodies the story of the Industrial Revolutionthe immigrants who shaped our nations labor laws in 1912. Celebrate its diverseheritage at festivals and restaurants. American poet Robert Frost spent his childhood here; his work was rst published in the Lawrence High School newspaper.Photos: Smolak Farms, North AndoverNancy Dion Photography; Winnekenni Castle, HaverhillAlisonColby-Campbell; Stevens-Coolidge Place, North AndoverEssex Heritage; Lawrence Heritage Park Essex Heritage; Spicket River, MethuenNBCVBGreater Newburyport & Greater Merrimack Valley Intineraries | NorthofBoston.org 11'