is located 30 miles North of Boston and is accessible by car, train or boat. Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester is just one of the fabulous beaches or go for a whale watch and experience the thrill of a lifetime on a family Ocean adventure.
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Start your Cape Ann vacation in Gloucester which is one of four Cape Ann
Communities that offers you recreation and relaxation as well as the excitement of the countless festivals and celebrations found only in New England.
Dine at the many fine waterfront restaurants
and experience some of the world's freshest seafood
. Enjoy plenty of antique shops at the world renowned Rocky Neck Art Colony
or the miles of trails and six lighthouses along the great Seascapes and Landscapes that have been a favorite place for artists for generations.
The St. Peter's Fiesta
is an annual celebration that has attracted visitors from all over the world for more than a century. The Festival is held in Gloucester on the closest weekend to June 29 which is the feast day of St. Peter and runs Wednesday thru Sunday with free concerts, sporting events and children games. The Gloucester community pays homage to St. Peter, the patron saint of fisherman with a host of events that includes music, food and entertainment for the whole family. The highlight of the festival includes the Greasy Pole contest, the carnival rides, Seine boat races and the Blessing of the Fleet.
Come and visit the places made famous by the movie "The Perfect Storm" and the series "Wicked Tuna" currently airing on the National Geographic Channel. Tour the city's enthralling museums that include the Cape Ann Historical Museum
featuring an extensive collection of Fitz Hugh Lane paintings or stroll around the Hammond Castle
Beautiful Oceanside accommodations
and historic Inns will welcome you to the city and its many attractions because you will need more than one day to soak in the charm of this historic landmark.
Gloucester was established in 1623 and is America's oldest working seaport. You can visit the commercial pier and witness the daily catches or take a tour around the harbor on a private charter.