In The News: Hit the Road: a 40-mile getaway to Gloucester

July 19, 2022 / Art and Music, Food and Drink, Good to Know, History/Maritime, In The News, Outdoor Adventures, Things to Do & See

EXCERPT FROM  Hit the Road: a 40-mile getaway to Gloucester WRITTEN BY SARA FRAZIER | PUBLISHED BY BOStoday

Last month, we kicked off our summer road trip series, Hit the Road, with an outdoor adventure to Acadia National Park. If you checked it out, we’d love to hear about it.

This month, we’re continuing the series with a 40-mile trip to Gloucester for a quick getaway. From beautiful beaches to scrumptious seafood, this Cape Ann city offers a little bit of everything — making it the perfect end-of-summer vacay.

Before you start packing your bags, here’s everything you need to know about the area + our insider recommendations.

Drive time: ~50 minutes from downtown

Est. population: 30,291

Avg. high in July: 77°

🎟️ Things to do
Hammond Castle Museum, 80 Hesperus Ave.

This castle was built in 1926 because inventor John Hays Hammond, Jr. needed space for his vast array of ancient artifacts dating back to the Renaissance — take a guided or self-guided tour of the spacious castle with views of the Atlantic shore line.

Gloucester Harborwalk, 9 Dale Ave.

Step off at St. Peter’s Square or Fitz Henry Lane to find 42 granite posts that explore Gloucester’s harborfront and history. Pro tip: download the Harborwalk app on your phone for an interactive video to complete the experience.

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