Located just 30 minutes from Boston, the area known as North of Boston or Essex County offers 200 miles of stunning coastline, rich history, robust culture, world class locavore dining, attractions, entertainment and so much more!  You’ll find lodging to meet your every need, and plenty of options for food and drink to fuel your adventures!  North of Boston is home to witches, whales, a vibrant art scene, schooners, fresh and local seafood, with the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway connecting it all.  

The warm days and cool nights of Autumn are filled with fairs, festivals, exhibitions, and amazing food!  Plan your stay at any of our 34 communities and plan your play to include some time with Mother Nature on the water, a hiking or biking trail or an outdoor concert.  Meander country roads and visit our farm stands at harvest, tantalize your taste buds with fun pairings, shop our one-of-a-kind boutiques, or treat yourself to a stroll through a cultural district or take in a show.  There’s so much fun to be had, you’ll never want to leave! 

From the sandy beaches of Salisbury to the rocky shores of Rockport to murals in Lynn and Lawrence, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Check out our upcoming regional signature events below, visit us on-line at northofboston.org and follow us at #visitnorthofboston on social media for the latest updates.

CHECK OUT OUR CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS:

OCTOBER

Sept. 30-Oct. 10 Topsfield Fair

topsfieldfair.org

October 1-31 Haunted Happenings  in Salem

hauntedhappenings.org

Oct. 8-9 Cape Ann Artisans Tour

capeannartisans.com

Oct. 22 Cape Ann Clam Fest

capeannchamber.com

NOVEMBER

Sea Festival of Trees

Salisburychamber.com

DECEMBER

Marblehead Christmas Walk

Marbleheadchamber.org

Rockport New Year’s Eve

Rockportnye.org

JANUARY

Old Newbury Bonfire at Spencer-Pierce-Little Farm

Historicnewengland.org