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Welcome to Gloucester fishing, hiking, swimming, or any other recreational activity, our spectacular scenery complements any adventure. Our city offers even more excitement across annual events like the Schooner Festival, St. Peter’s Fiesta, lively music concert series, open cinema experiences, and community bazaars. The heart of Gloucester beats vibrantly downtown with an eclectic mix of shops, cafés, and galleries – even an interactive selfguided harborwalk tour, which celebrates Gloucester’s most remarkable stories. As America’s oldest seaport, our authentic working waterfront highlights our maritime pride across our beaches, restaurants, museums, historical attractions and the oldest working art colony in North America. An authentic place to see, feel and taste history, Gloucester’s mix of beauty, fun, and character have drawn fans for over four hundred years. While visiting, you can sail on Gloucester’s historic schooners and dine at wonderful bistros featuring the freshest fish and local fare. Enjoy the excitement of a nautical excursion—Gloucester provides some of the best whale watching in the world! Whether you are interested in on the cover:

Day or night and all year round, Gloucester provides the same hometown pride that I have experienced growing up here. Our wonderful people are resilient, hardworking, creative, and endearing. We love life here in Gloucester- and when you visit this authentic destination, we are confident that you’ll love it, too! While you’re here, let people know, “Mayor Sefatia sent me.”

Warmly,

Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken

Schooner Adventure in Gloucester Harbor

Built in 1926, Adventure is a rare survivor, and irreplaceable artifact from an extraordinary era in American history. Adventure was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1989, designated a National Historic Landmark in 1994 and was honored to be selected as an Official Project of Save America’s Treasures by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1999. A prominent destination site on the Essex National Heritage Area Maritime Trail, Adventure serves as a living memorial to the more than five thousand Gloucester fishermen lost at sea. SchoonerAdventure.org photo: Cate

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Finding Your Way

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Reasons for all Seasons

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The Great Outdoors

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Fun Activities

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Shopping

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Food

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Fresh Catch Guide

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Seafood Trail

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Awaiting the start of the Parade of Sail in Gloucester Harbor Schooner Festival, early September The official 2018-19 Discover Gloucester Visitor Guide is funded, in part, by the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism. This guide was made possible by a grant administered by the North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau. This guide provides information for the use of visitors to Gloucester and Cape Ann, MA. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy of information. Discover Gloucester cannot guarantee rates or other dates herein or assume any liability for errors, omissions, or for damages which may result from reliance on such information. Please contact individual organizations for their latest rates, dates and other specifics. For additional copies of this guide, advertising and information contact: Discover Gloucester PO Box 915 Gloucester, MA 01930 978-675-1818 ecarey@discovergloucester.com Publisher, Ad Sales: Elizabeth Carey Creative and Production: StockmanDesign Editorial: Cynde McInnis, Elizabeth Carey, Marie Santos, Linda Stockman Cover photo: Š Cate Partridge Gloucester Tourism Alliance, Inc. d/b/a Discover Gloucester is a Destination Marketing Organization. Discover Gloucester works to promote tourism and the visitor based economy by increasing awareness of Gloucester as a premier visitor destination. DiscoverGloucester.com

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GETTING HERE

FINDING YOUR WAY

By Car I-93 North to I-95 North/ Peabody. Continue on Rt. 128 North to Gloucester. Travel time approximately 45 minutes.

By Sea Harbormaster: Monitors VHF Channel 16

From New York & Points South

Transient Docking/Mooring

I-90 East (NY Thruway) to Mass Turnpike. Exit at I-95 North (exit 14), continue on Rt. 128 North to Gloucester. Travel time approximately four hours.

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GETTING AROUND ONCE YOU’VE ARRIVED

By Air Arriving at Boston’s Logan Airport, approximately 45 minute drive North to Gloucester. Subway service is available from Logan Airport to North Station, where MTBA trains depart to Gloucester regularly. Arriving at Manchester, NH and heading to Gloucester, a drive time of approximately 75 minutes South to Gloucester.

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Bus service and Stage Fort Park Shuttle CATA CannTran.com Taxi Service

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Harbor Water Shuttle CapeAnnHarborTours.com to Newburyport

Commuter rail trains available from Boston’s North Station MBTA.com

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SAIL ARDELLE 2-HOUR SAILS ON GLOUCESTER HARBOR

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www.schoonerardelle.com Informative, fun, and relaxing, a sail aboard the traditional fishing Schooner Ardelle is the perfect way to enjoy Gloucester’s historic harbor. SAILING DAILY FROM MARITIME GLOUCESTER ARDELLE TICKETS INCLUDE ADMISSION TO MARITIME GLOUCESTER’S EXHIBITS & AQUARIUM

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REASONS for all SEASONS

Just a 40-minute ride from Boston, we invite you to stop and stay a while. Enjoy a morning beach walk, an afternoon of exploration, a full day of touring, fireside dining, boutique shopping, or an overnight stay with ocean views. We welcome you to Gloucester and Cape Ann all year ‘round!

FALL

Spring daffodils- Stacy Boulevard

SPRING From its earliest days as

a fishing and shipping port to its mid19th century role in the granite industry, to its singular charms of light and sea that have attracted countless artists from the 19th century to the present, Gloucester boasts a rich and varied culture of nationally significant historical, industrial and artistic achievement. We celebrate this light and color with Cape Ann Artisans Spring Studio Tour and daffodils on the Boulevard.

SUMMER

Fresh seafood abounds and the harbor is alive and bustling with schooner sails, harbor and light house tours, and deep-sea fishing. Some of the world’s best whale watching is just off our coast at Stellwagen National Marine Sanctuary.

Come visit our enchanting North Shore coastline and experience crisp ocean air, colorful surroundings, and warm hospitality. Some events to note: Trails & Sails, Cape Ann Plein Air, Schooner Festival, Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show, and the Annual Great Brewers Gran Prix Cyclocross Race, Rocky Neck Art Colony strolls, and fireside dining.

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WINTER

In the winter, with the fishermen at rest, the pace of life slows to match the region’s calm understated beauty. Yankee Magazine voted Gloucester one of their “Best 5 Winter Ocean Weekends” stating “wintertime waves are mesmerizing, the ocean’s restorative energy a constant. So why not heed the salt water’s call when lodging rates and seashells are the best you’ll find all year? This beloved coastal community has a quieter alter ego worth getting to know.”

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The Man at the Wheel © Elizabeth Carey

Gloucester History & Heritage

This eight-foot-tall statue shows a fisherman dressed in oilskins standing clenched at the wheel on the leaning deck of his ship. Positioned so that the fisherman is gazing out over Gloucester Harbor and sculpted with a rough finish to demonstrate the fisherman’s rugged appearance and impending danger.

Six of the most recent names on the tile are those of captain and crew from the Gloucester-based Andrea Gail, the fishing boat made famous in the book and film, The Perfect Storm. Further south on Stacy Boulevard, surrounded by gardens, is the Fishermen’s Wives Memorial. Also looking out to sea, this family group honors the patience and fortitude of families who even today anxiously await their loved ones’ safe return.

Sculpted by artist Leonard Craske and modeled after a local fisherman, the monument was completed in 1925 in honor of Gloucester’s 300th anniversary. The inscription at the base of the statue, from the Bible’s Psalm 107:23, reads: “They That Go Down to The Sea in Ships, 1623-1923”. Circling the monument are plaques with the names of those lost at sea from 1716–2001. Fishermen’s Wives Memorial

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Also known as the Gloucester Fisherman’s Memorial, this iconic statue rests on a five-foot granite base located on the south side of Stacy Boulevard, at the edge of Gloucester Harbor.


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1 Man at the Wheel Dedicated in 1925 and sculpted by Leonard F Craske, located on the south side of Stacy Boulevard, the statue is a result of Gloucester’s 300th celebration monument contest. The memorial is viewed by thousands and has become the symbol of the city, permanently linking Gloucester and the sea. The inscription at the base reads: They that go down to the Sea in Ships 1623-1923”. Nearby are the memorial plaques listing fisherman lost to the sea, 1716-2001.

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watching capital 3 Whale of the East Coast

Each year whales migrate to feeding grounds just off Gloucester’s coastline allowing you to see the world’s largest creatures up close in their natural environment. Scientists name them based on the distinctive markings on their tale flukes.

winning 4 Award Beaches

Award winning Good Harbor, Cressy’s, Half Moon, Pavilion, and Wingaersheek Beaches are our favorite beaches. Surf and paddleboard, find sand dollars and crabs, walk a ¾ mile sandbar at low tide at Wingaersheek, frolic in the waves at Good Harbor, search for sea glass at Pavilion, or catch some shade under the trees at Half Moon in Stage Fort Park.

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Site of the landing of the first settlers in 1623. Gloucester became the second permanent settlement of the early Puritans in the New World, preceded by Plymouth in 1620. Enjoy the park, beaches and playground and spectacular views of the harbor and beyond. Stop in the Visitors Welcome Center for maps, brochures and guides to assist your adventures!

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aka: Homarus americanus, or New England lobster. Gloucester consistently lands more per year than any other port in Massachusetts, some 16 million pounds per year, valued at over $80 million. Our restaurants serve fresh seafood daily.

#5 The city’s playground


JALAPEÑOS Mexican Restaurant

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Six iconic lighthouses built along the Cape Ann coastline to protect seafarers from our rocky shoals and shores. They offer historians and romantics alike a glimpse into Cape Ann’s maritime lore and legacy. Offering a comforting nod to mariners to this day, they still symbolize safety and home.

7 Rocky Neck Art Colony

America’s oldest continually operating art colony (since 1850), Gloucester has played a vital role in America’s art history. Artists such as Fitz Henry Lane, Winslow Homer, John Sloan, Stuart Davis, and Edward Hopper have all captured the “light” of Gloucester, as our many artists continue to do to this day.

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#7 Gallery strolls on Rocky Neck

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With 62 miles of shoreline there is much to explore in our rich varied waters. There are many ways to get on the water, and as many reasons, whether in your own vessel or a charted one. Being a mariner in Gloucester allows you to view our city and coastline from a new perspective. Walk along the harbor to view working vessels and pleasure craft.

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Explore acres of untouched natural landscape year round, hiking, walking, crosscountry skiing or snowshoeing. Walk some 3600 acres in Dogtown where trails lead you to some two dozen Babson boulders inscribed with inspiring words, like “Never Try, Never Win”, carved during the Great Depression. Ravenswood Park has ten miles of trails and 600 acres of woodland and swamp areas. Hike a trail to view the harbor or visit the historic swamp magnolias. Thompson Street Reservation boasts 320 acres of trails, boulders, and vernal ponds. Hike the Sunset Mountain trail with its peak views looking out over Cape Ann.

Gloucester is home to many fine sailing vessels, the most iconic of which is Adventure. Built in 1926 in neighboring Essex, she measures 121.6 feet long, 24.5 feet in breadth. An exceptionally fast and able vessel, Adventure was the ultimate evolution of the fishing schooner. She retired from fishing in 1953 and was converted into a windjammer, cruising the coast of Maine until 1988 when she was donated to the city. Adventure is a symbol of Gloucester’s maritime heritage, and having received her passenger certification in 2015, she is again proudly sailing from her home port, along with the schooners Ardelle and Thomas E. Lannon. #`10 Babson Boulders in Dogtown

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CAPE A N N ’ S L IGH TH O USE S Eastern Point Light © Jeffrey M. Stockman

marks Gloucester Harbor entrance first built 1832 existing tower 1890 height: 36’ best view: Gloucester Harbor

Ten Pound Island marks Annisquam Light (above)

marks Annisquam River entrance first built 1801 existing tower 1897 height: 45’ best view: by sea, Wingaersheek Beach

inner harbor first built 1821 existing tower 1881 height: 30’ best view: Gloucester Harbor

Thacher Island Twin Lights mark

both ends of Thacher Island first built 1771 existing towers 1861 height: 124’ best view: Back Shore. North Tower is accessible; boat launch from Rockport

Straitsmouth Island Light

marks Rockport harbor first built 1835 existing tower 1896 height: 37’ best view: downtown Rockport, by sea The best view of a lighthouse is of course by sea. Local schooners, whale watches, water taxis and harbor cruises will get you there.

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THE AWE OF IT ALL!

GLOUCESTER WHALE WATCHING © Cape Ann Whale Watch, two images

I get to share their stories with visitors the world over!

Whales bubble net feeding

The size, the grace, the mystery—all of these intrigue and fascinate people who return to Gloucester year after year for their Whale Watching experience. I came whale watching almost 25 years ago as a passenger. On that trip, a humpback whale named Zeppelin swam right under where I was standing on the bow. It was my first whale encounter and I was totally hooked from that day on!

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I was so inspired, I asked about how to work on the boat. I was offered an internship, moved out here from my hometown in Indiana, working my way up to naturalist. It was then that I really began my “new” life—eating, breathing and sleeping whales! I continued my study with a Master’s degree in whale watch education and now, 25 years later,

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Jen was just 10 years old when she saw a humpback, Midnight, and her calf. Midnight was teaching her calf flipper slapping for what felt like an hour… that was the whale Jen chose to adopt. A year later when she was back for another visit, Jen shadowed me for the day as a Jr. intern. Jen later wrote me a letter and drew a picture of two humpbacks bubble net feeding. Fast forward to after college. Jen decided to come to Gloucester to work with us. Approaching the end of her internship, it was Jen’s day to call the trip. As we advanced the whales, who is the first whale we come upon? Midnight and her new calf! Jen was so excited! It’s like the circle was complete.

Onboard naturalists work with kids big and small.

Emily was five when her obsession with whales truly began. Her aunt adopted the whale Crystal along with receiving the picture, the book and the stuffed animal. 20+ years later, Emily now reads that same book to her daughter and they make their annual visit from New York to Gloucester for their whale watch excursion. It’s an experience you will never forget. Why not create a memory of your own this summer on a whale watch out of Gloucester. Cynde McInnis


GLOUCESTER’S ANNUAL SCHOONER FESTIVAL

August 31 – September 2, 2018 Stacy Blvd is the best place for viewing Sunday’s Parade of Sail ©Jeffrey Stockman

The schooners return to Gloucester in late summer as we celebrate the 34th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival. Maritime Gloucester will welcome more than 20 schooners to its recently rebuilt Harriet Webster Pier.

The weekend offers a wide range of sights and sounds. Taking place in the harbor and nearby waters of America’s oldest seaport, the Gloucester Schooner Festival honors the major role the fishing schooner – invented here in 1713 – has played in the heritage of Gloucester and the eastern seaboard. Old and new, large and small, a variety of schooners will visit Gloucester Harbor throughout the weekend, delighting all who visit. Gloucester’s beautiful harbor, acclaimed by explorer Samuel de Champlain as “Le Beauport” is the backdrop for a unique mix of modern day and traditional vessels from the age of sail. A spectacular highlight of the Gloucester Schooner Festival is the Parade of Sail on Sunday morning as participating schooners make their way through the harbor and past the breakwater, to the Mayor’s Race starting area off Eastern Point. GloucesterSchoonerFestival.net

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• Summer Concert Series on the Green • Year-round concerts and events in Gloucester’s 1806 Meetinghouse

• Corner of Church and Middle Streets in Gloucester’s Historic District • Tour Gloucester’s oldest standing church

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MEET THE ARTIST

Regina Piantedosi PA I N T E R - P R O G R E S S I V E A R T An isolationist theme runs through my work. It’s not something I do deliberately, it is in my core - my essence. Recently, my singular boat adrift in an ambiguous background was chosen by the Massachusetts Poetry Society’s cover artwork for the publication “Born to be Lonely”. Its stunning simplicity is a bold statement about our life’s journey and the human condition. My process is a continuum combining Expressionism, Surrealism and Minimalism. Using self-discovered methods I work in encaustic, glass on canvas, mixed media, collage, metal, and metal leaf. See more of my work at www.reginapiantedosi.com

Ann Schlecht SEA GLASS JEWELRY Being a metalsmith and working with fine metals, I quite often incorporate local sea glass and beach stones in my minimalist designs intended for everyday wear. I feel a deep connection with nature and history and like to recycle and repurpose items as well as create from scratch. So many items from long ago have such beauty –I love to use them in my designs. When I was 14 years old my parents gave me a silver napkin ring for Christmas and a few days later my Mom asked, “where did you get that bracelet?” I had cut the napkin ring with kitchen shears and the end result was a beautiful sterling silver cuff. That’s when they signed me up for silversmithing classes! Another love of mine is to collect antique wax seal stamps and make silver and bronze charms with the actual stamps. My jewerly can be found year round at Local Colors and late spring to early fall at my studio/store on Madfish Wharf in Rocky Neck and online at www.thegildedlilystore.com

Sally Seamans TIN CAN SALLY

I use recycled printed tin cans to create whimsical, colorful birds, fish, jewelry, mobiles, collages and more. I often work in multiples, creating installations of flocks of birds, schools of fish and rabbles of butterflies. My favorite installation was a yearlong exhibit ‘Trash Menagerie’ at the Peabody Essex Museum that incorporated 386 tin birds. The sources of my tins are second hand shops, flea markets, yard sales, dumpsters and generous donations. A few examples of the tin containers that I use are biscuit, olive oil, cookie, candy, spice, tea, anchovy, curry, ethnic food and sewing tins. Tin Can Sally is my pseudonym. I am also known as Sally Seamans. My work can be seen at: www.tincansally.net DiscoverGloucester.com 21


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LOBSTER 101 Eating boiled lobster

You’ll need lobster crackers, a lobster fork, melted butter and a lot of napkins.

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LOBSTER FAST FACTS

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Lobsters are caught in traps. Look for the colorful buoys floating in the harbor. Each lobsterman has his own colors and patterns to help him easily find and mark his traps.

Lobster is a sustainable local fishery. Look for colorful lobster buoys in the harbor and flat topped lobster boats working the traps. Lobster is always in season—and always delicious.

Lobsters are related to insects, crabs and spiders.

A female lobster carries her eggs on the underside of her tail for 9-11 months. If an “egger” lobster is caught, she is tagged and returned to the water. Tagged lobsters, if caught again, are returned to the water to preserve the breeding stock.

• A one pound lobster may be between 6 and 9 years old. The record is 44 pounds.

• Lobsters can use the fine hairs on their legs to “smell.”

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Samuel Sawyer’s commitment to a public library for the people of Gloucester continues to resonate. His vision echoes throughout the city and reverberates in every person who has ever walked into the Sawyer Free Library to take out a book, attend a program, or research a topic. Stop by today to learn more about Gloucester, to use our free internet access, or to find an event or program that will empower you through connection, inspiration and life-long learning.

GOOD VACATION READING SUGGESTIONS

FICTION Decline of Fishes Peter Anastas A novel about the struggle over the soul of the nation’s oldest seaport, Gloucester, Massachusetts

The Last Days of Dogtown Anita Diamant A novel inspired by the early settlement

Leaving Lucy Pear Anna Solomon

Set in 1920s Cape Ann, the story of two women who are both mothers to the same unforgettable girl

HISTORY The Perfect Storm Sebastian Junger

The incredible true account of the most extraordinary storm of the 20th century

The Hungry Ocean: A Swordboat Captain’s Journey Linda Greenlaw Lone Voyager: The Extraordinary Adventures of Howard Blackburn Joseph E. Garland

CHILDREN’S BOOKS Katy and the Big Snow Virginia Lee Burton The Serpent Came to Gloucester M.T.Anderson The Adventure of Blueberrying Merrill F. McLane St. Peter’s Fiesta Alice Gardner

The Last Fish Tale Mark Kurlansky

The colorful story of a way of life that for hundreds of years has defined much of America’s coastlines but is slowly disappearing.

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VISIT ROCKPORT Beautiful beaches, quaint shops, delicious restaurants, historical landmarks, and working art studios.

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EXPLORE OUR NEIGHBORS Cape Ann has four

communities: Gloucester, Rockport, Essex and Manchester-by-the -Sea. Each has a unique charm...Enjoy them all.

ROCKPORT

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This picturesque seaside village at the most northeasterly part of Cape Ann, features beautiful beaches, historic lighthouses and galleries galore. Rockport’s downtown area is filled with quaint shops that include candy-making, cafes and ice cream parlors as well as art galleries, specialty shops, jewelers and many places to dine. A leisurely stroll along the ever-changing Bearskin Neck will give visitors every imaginable opportunity to buy that perfect keepsake to remember and cherish their time on Cape Ann. Take in a performance at Rockport Music’s Shalin Liu Music Hall, visit Halibut Point State Park or walk along Rockport’s scenic shores in the footsteps of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau and be as captivated as they were by Rockport’s unique charm. RockportMA.gov

ESSEX As the birthplace of the fried clam, this picturesque community yields some of the finest seafood on Cape Ann. Whether a cup of clam chowder or a plate of steamed clams, you will not be disappointed. But the quiet town of just over 3,000 residents has much more to offer than great seafood. Antiquing, a premier Essex attraction for generations, remains a favorite pastime for the locals and visitors.Shipbuilding has been part of Essex’s heritage for more than 400 years; some are sailing Cape Ann waterways today.The Essex Shipbuilding Museum is a must see to truly appreciate the incredible heritage of this small community. Kayaking or taking a cruise down the Essex River will give you a unique view of the tidal salt marsh as you meander with the river outward Conomo Point and Ipswich Bay. VisitEssexMA.com

MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA

Manchester Harbor

Founded as Jeffrey’s Creek in the mid-1800s, this town is located at the southern end of Cape Ann. “By-The-Sea” was added to the town’s name in 1989 as a means to differentiate the town from Manchester, NH, its larger neighbor to the north. A trip to Singing Beach, aptly named because of how the sand resonates when you walk on it, or Tuck’s Point is worth your time and then some. Beautiful retail shops, restaurants and galleries fill the town of just over 5,000 residents. The Manchester Historical Museum’s Trask House is a must-see to get the complete story of this town known for its beautiful historic architecture. Manchester.MA.US

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Explore the harbor!

Gloucester Harbor Water Shuttle

Hourly trips Hop on/Hop off all day

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$10 ride all day Pick up /Drop off: Harbor Loop, Gloucester House Restaurant, St. Peter’s Square, Rocky Neck, Cripple Cove Kids under

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1¼ hour narrated tour of historic Gloucester Harbor. See how lobster traps are set & hauled. 1pm Sails Weekends May to mid-June Daily mid-June to Labor Day Weekends in Fall

Lighthouse Cruise

BETH WILLIAMS STUDIO Hand-made Glass Beads & Jewelry 17 Pleasant Street, Gloucester 978.283.5566

See more at www.bethwilliams.com

The only tour that circumnavigates Cape Ann. A fascinating 2½ hour tour aboard the King Eider. Truly a spectacular trip! 2:30pm Sails Weekends May to mid-June Daily mid-June to Labor Day Weekends in Fall Private charters arranged

www.capeannharbortours.com

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including itineraries, calendar of events, special packages and more!

Bakery  Deli  Take Out Sandwiches try our famous

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The GREAT OUTDOORS

At sea, on the beach, or onshore, Gloucester is a beautiful place to explore

Onshore

In the Water

Gloucester Harborwalk

Beaches Wingaersheek

Downtown A free selfguided tour that is great for all ages. Start at St. Peter’s Square or Fitz Henry Lane. Explore the 42 Harborwalk granite posts downtown. Parking on street or at Stage Fort Park.

Note: parking lots fill up early on summer weekends. Plan ahead.

Good Harbor

Back Shore Wide flat beach excellent for walking, body surfing, volleyball. Lifeguards, food, changing rooms, restrooms, fee for parking. Note: parking lots fill up early on summer weekends. Plan ahead.

Niles Beach

East Gloucester Beautiful views of Gloucester harbor and the Boston skyline. Walk-ons only.

Pavilion Beach Downtown Harbor & lighthouse views. Free on street

parking.

Long Beach

Gloucester/Rockport line Great sunrise views of twin lighthouses. Fee for parking.

Cressy’s Beach

at Stage Fort Park Rocky, scenic harbor views. Visitor center,

restrooms, walking trails, fee for parking.

In the woods, West Gloucester © Linda Stockman

Half Moon Beach at Stage Fort Park Small & protected, excellent for families. Lifeguards, visitor center, playground, restrooms, picnic area, walking trails, fee for parking. Beaches have a strict carryin, carry-out policy. Check www.gloucester-ma.gov for regulations about dogs on beaches.

Water Sports Surfing

Best waves are at Good Harbor Beach. Summer season-surfing allowed after 5pm.

Paddle/Row

Launch kayaks, paddle boards and small boats at Corliss Landing on Wheeler’s Point, Dun Fudgin’ (fee) behind Gloucester High School, Stone Pier, on Atlantic St., West Gloucester, or at the landing at the north end of Stacy Boulevard. Watch for boat traffic and keep an eye on the tides and currents.

Dogtown

Center of Island Wooded trails & old stone walls. Take a map! Trails are unimproved and often unmarked. Parking on Dogtown Road, off Cherry St., Gee Ave.

Ravenswood

West Gloucester 600 acres of woods, granite boulders and carriage trails. Hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, Parking: Route 127/ Western Ave. TheTrustees.org

Bike Touring

City wide There are numerous on road biking trails around town with ocean views. Mountain bike trails in Dogtown and Ravenswood Park. See map on pages 32-33

Kayaking off Wingaersheek DiscoverGloucester.com

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West Gloucester Soft sand, tide pools, lighthouse views, calm water. Lifeguards, food, changing rooms, restrooms, fee for parking.

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Regina Piantedosi PROGRESSIVE ART

Reopening for the 5th season, an owner operated studio featuring original paintings in encaustic and mixed media by an award-winning artist. 73 Rocky Neck Ave/Madfish Wharf 617-548-3726 ReginaPiantedosi.com

The Cottage on Smith Cove A unique shopping experience offering an eclectic collection of housewares, quality clothing & jewelry. There is something for everyone. New items arrive weekly. 75 R Rocky Neck Ave 978-879-4080 CottageOnSmithCove.com

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck

offers year-round exhibitions, artist talks, workshops, performances, and events. Cultural Center at Rocky Neck 6 Wonson Street 978-515-7004 Gallery Hours | Thursday — Sunday 12-6pm Learn more at Rocky Neck Art Colony.org

Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck

East Breeze”, oil, Rob Diebboll

A fine art and craft gallery featuring original work by local artists. 53 Rocky Neck Ave, Gloucester

978-282-0917

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Gilded Lily Jewelry

Local sea glass and beach stone jewelry are just some of the creations in this little shop of handmade jewelry by metalsmith Ann Schlecht. 77 Rocky Neck Ave on Madfish Wharf May-Oct 508-843-2512

TheGildedLilyStore.com

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Gloucester History & Heritage

The Infamous Sea Serpent

Since 1635, there have been sightings of a strange creature swimming in Gloucester Harbor. Hundreds saw it in the early 1800s, but local scientists could not classify it, and local fishermen didn’t recognize it. It was described as 100’ long, as big around as a barrel, with the head of a horse. Apparently peaceful, it was mostly interested in chasing herring. It hasn’t been spotted in the harbor in quite some time.

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The Greasy Pole

More recent, but equally bizarre, is the annual Greasy Pole contest, in which men walk a slippery pole over the water to capture the flag on the end. Winner gets bragging rights and a chance to walk in Sunday’s Champions round. Everyone gets bruises as they slip, slide and fall 20’ or more into the harbor below. StPetersFiesta.org June 29 - July 1

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ON LAND BEAUPORT

The Sleeper-McCann House, a National Historic Landmark 75 Eastern Point Blvd 978-283-0800 Seasonal, Tues - Sat 10am - 4pm

HistoricNewEngland.org

CAPE ANN LANES

53 Gloucester Ave 978-283-9753

CapeAnnLanes.com see ad on page 13

CAPE ANN MUSEUM

27 Pleasant Street 978-283-0455

CapeAnnMuseum.org

have some fun

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Watch whales Go fishing

CAPE ANN CINEMA AND STAGE

21 Main Street 978-226-3800

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See a museum

CAPE ANN FARMERS MARKET

Take a tour or enjoy live music.

at Stage Fort Park June 7- October 11 Thursdays 3-6:30pm 978-290-2717

CapeAnnFarmersMarket.org

A thriving local food and educational community event. Featuring over 60 vendors, live music and children’s activities. Located in beautiful Stage Fort Park, free parking during market hours.

Here, we’re spoiled for choices.

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CAPE ANN FOODIE TOURS

CapeAnnFoodieTours.com Embark on a walking culinary and cultural tour that both fills your belly and enriches you with tales from Cape Ann’s remarkable history. Delicious introduction to beautiful Cape Ann!

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GLOUCESTER STAGE COMPANY

267 East Main Street 978-281-4433

GloucesterStage.com

Cape Ann’s premiere professional theater company for premiering new works and presenting rousing classics. Shows every Wednesday through Sunday May to October. For tickets and showtimes visit us online.

GLOUCESTER MEETINGHOUSE FOUNDATION

Corner of Church and Middle Streets 978-821-5291

GloucesterMeetinghouse.org see ad on page 20

HAMMOND CASTLE MUSEUM

80 Hesperus Avenue 978-283-7673

HammondCastle.org

Open May weekends only 10-4pm. June Tuesday-Sunday, Closed Monday. July 2122 Medieval Fair 11-5pm. July Thursdays Candle Night Tours October Haunted House Tours.

PLUG-IN CAPE ANN TOURS

32 Western Ave (waterside) 978-381-0813

PlugInTours.com

Discover the rich history, landmarks, lighthouses, scenic seaside and stories on our sightseeing bus tour. Friendly local guides, hundreds of scheduled tours, private groups and walk-ons welcome.

RYAN & WOOD

Free Distillery Tours 15 Great Republic Drive 978-281-2282

RyanAndWood.com

“The Spirit of Cape Ann” Free tours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday @10am and @1pm. Crafting distilled spirits: Beauport Vodka, Knockabout Gin, Folly Cove Rum, and Ryan & Wood Whiskies.

SAWYER FREE LIBRARY

2 Dale Avenue 978-281-9763 Free WiFi, free eBooks, and eAudiobooks. Discounted museum passes.

SawyerFreeLibrary.org see ad on page 25

Beverly

NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE

62 Dunham Road, Beverly 978-232-7200

NSMT.org see ad on page 53

MARITIME GLOUCESTER

Oceans of Discovery 23 Harbor Loop 978-281-0470

MaritimeGloucester.org

Maritime Gloucester is a working waterfront museum with hands-on maritime exhibits that include an aquarium, educational kiosks, classes and schooner sails.

Essex

COGSWELL’S GRANT

Mecca for American Folk Art 60 Spring Street, Essex 978-768-3632 Seasonal Wed-Sun 11am-4pm

HistoricNewEngland.org/visit/homes/ cogswell

Manchester-by-the-Sea MANCHESTER HISTORICAL MUSEUM 10 Union Street 978-526-7230

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Rockport

TOWN of ROCKPORT

RockportMA.gov

Charming seaside town and artists’ colony. Breathtaking scenery, fabulous galleries, working studios, welcoming inns, delicious restaurants, and cool shops. Explore the beach and trails, experience the arts and culture - enjoy Rockport.

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ROCKPORT MUSIC

Shalin Liu Performance Center 37 Main Street, Rockport 978-546-7391

RockportMusic.org

Rockport Music’s Shalin Liu Performance Center is an intimate concert hall with magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean and presents classical, jazz, folk, world and pop concerts year round.

BY SEA 7 SEAS WHALE WATCH

Seven Seas Wharf 63 Rogers St. 1-888-283-1776

7SeasWhaleWatch.com

Guaranteed whale sightings! Gloucester’s leading whale watch company since 1983. Daily trips to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary aboard the Privateer IV, Gloucester’s newest, high-speed whale watch vessel. Seasonal see ad on page 17

CAPE ANN WHALE WATCH 415 Main Street 1-800-877-5110

SeeTheWhales.com

Sail aboard the “Hurricane”, the largest, fastest vessel in Gloucester. Named one of the top five whale watches in the US by Joshua Horwitz, author of “War on Whales”! Free parking! Seasonal see ad on page 14

CAPT. BILL & SONS WHALE WATCH

24 Harbor Loop 1-800-339-4253

ADVENTURES at YANKEE FLEET Deep Sea Fishing 1 Parker Street 978-283-0313

YankeeFleet.com

Providing ocean adventures since 1944. Offering half day, full day, marathon, and overnight fishing. Private charters available for tuna, lobster and other types of fishing. Call us today or book online! Seasonal

BEAUPORT CRUISELINES

6 Rowe Square 978-865-3210

BeauportCruiselines.com

Experience the North Shore’s most exciting venue, the luxury Beauport Cruiselines! Dine, dance and enjoy a public cruise, private event, or dream wedding in true New England style. see ad on back cover

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CaptBillandSons.com

New England’s Premier Whale Watch! Family owned & operated for over 50 years. Fully narrated by expert naturalists. Free parking and whale exhibit. Sightings Guaranteed! $10 off each adult with ad. Seasonal see ad on page 22

CHARLIE’S CHARTERS FISHING and SIGHTSEEING 415 Main Street 978-281-8992 978-879-7517

CharliesCharters.com

GLOUCESTER CHARTER CONNECTION DEEP SEA FISHING 76 Essex Avenue 978-515-7739 256-486-6094

GloucesterCharterConnection.com


GLOUCESTER FLEET DEEP SEA FISHING & CHARTERS

75 Essex Avenue 978-559-1978

GloucesterFleet.com

Gloucester Fleet is a small family owned/ operated business. We run fun and safe deep sea fishing trips for all skill levels and ages. For information and reservations, please call 978-559-1978.

HARBOR TOURS, INC. 66 Harbor Loop

978-283-1979

CapeAnnHarborTours.com see ad on page 28

THE SCHOONER THOMAS E. LANNON

Seven Seas Wharf 63 Rear Rogers Street 978-281-6634

Schooner.org

Schooner sailing aboard the Lannon is relaxing, romantic, and fun. It’s an experience unlike any other. We offer public sails and private charters for all occasions. Come join us for a sail! see ad on page 19

TUNA HUNTER FISHING CHARTERS

75 Essex Avenue 978-407-1351

TunaHunter.com

MISS MEREDITH FISHING CHARTERS

19 Exchange Street 978-479-4250

Essex

FishMissMeredith.com Be a Gloucester lobsterman or -woman for a day on the Miss Meredith, a true Gloucester fishing boat. Lobster tours include 6 live lobsters to take home. Guaranteed Catch!

SCHOONER ADVENTURE

Harriet Webster Pier at Maritime Gloucester 23 Harbor Loop 978-281-8079

ERBA

Essex River Basin Adventures Kayak Tours 1 Main Street 978-768-3722

ERBA.com

Experience the beauty and wildlife of a guided kayak tour of the Essex River Basin, back side of Crane Beach, or the coastal North Shore.

Schooner-Adventure.org

Come aboard this 122’ National Historic Landmark schooner! Built in Essex in 1926, Adventure recently completed a stem to stern restoration. Join us for public/private sails, dockside events and tours.

SCHOONER ARDELLE

Sailing from 23 Harbor Loop 978-290-7168

SchoonerArdelle.com

ESSEX RIVER CRUISES & CHARTERS/ CLAMBAKES

35 Dodge Street 978-768-6981

EssexCruises.com

“Enjoy a river excursion that captures the essence of New England” Boston Globe. See historic mansions, shipyards, islands, beaches, birds & wildlife. Free parking for cars/buses. Outings, Birthdays, Celebrations.

Fun and informative, our daily two-hour public sails are a great way to enjoy time on see ad on page 8 the water. DiscoverGloucester.com

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BETH WILLIAMS ART GLASS JEWELRY

17 Pleasant Street 978-283-5566

Lots of galleries,

BethWilliams.com see ad on page 28

boutiques, and locally owned shops and services await you.

THE BRASS MONKEY

85 Main Street 978-879-4761

TheBrassMonkey.org

Explore our fine gifts, unique apparel, antiques, and seasonal treasures while visiting the West End of the historical seaport of Gloucester. see ad on page 6

CALVO STUDIO & WOOD CARVING SCHOOL 235 East Main Street 978-283-0231

CalvoStudio.com see ad on page 20

CAPE ANN OLIVE OIL CO. 57 Main Street 978-281-1061

CapeAnnOliveOil.com

DESIGN OF MINE

33 Main Street 978-491-7495

Our bohemian style boutique offers a wide selection of women’s clothing and accessories with an eclectic array of pattern and color at reasonable prices. We are Cape Ann’s destination for Beautiful Wear.

DIVA

Donna’s Infinite Variety of Adornments 161 Main Street 978-879-4119

AdornmentDIVA.com

Opened July 2016, after moving from Newton, receiving “Best” by Boston Globe and Reader’s Choice Awards, yearly. DIVA‘s unrivaled inventory has all time periods, metals/ stones and prices. Custom work, repairs, DIVA Adornmentdiva appraisals.

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GALLERY 53

53 Rocky Neck Ave 978-282-0917

RockyNeckArtColony.org/Gallery53 see ad on page 31

GILDED LILY

77 Rocky Neck Ave 508-843-2512

TheGildedLilyStore.com see ad on page 31

GOODLINENS STUDIO Kitchen Bath Home Gift 130 Main Street 978-515-7646

GoodLinensStudio.com

PREMIER IMPRINTS

Custom and New England Made Gifts 48 Main Street 978-282-3227

Premier-Imprints.com

REGINA PIANTEDOSI GALLERY Progressive Art

73 Rocky Neck Ave/Madfish Wharf 617-548-3726 Works in encaustic, glass on canvas, mixed media, collage, metal, and metal leaf.

ReginaPiantedosi.com see ad on page 11

LOCAL COLORS ARTISTS’ COOPERATIVE 121 Main Street 978-283-3996

Local-Colors.org

Original art by local artists including painting, photography, jewelry, stained glass, pottery, fiber arts, prints, mixed media and more. An artist is always on duty to welGloucesterArt come the public.

ROCKY NECK ART COLONY 6 Wonson Street 978-515-7004

RockyNeckArtColony.org see ad on page 31

SAVOUR WINE & CHEESE

76 Prospect Street 978-282-1455

MARK ADRIAN SHOES

103 Main Street 978-283-4343

MarkAdrianShoes.com

Merrell, Keen, Birkenstock, Dansko, Teva, Mephisto, Naot, Sperry and more! Your favorite footwear brands at the best prices. 7 days a week and 5 generations of experience - a Gloucester tradition for 40 years. MarkAdrianShoes

MELODY PHANEUF PAINTINGS

3 Centennial Ave 617-236-4322

MelodyTheArtist.com

Visit a charming artist studio, bring home Cape Ann’s beauty. Paintings, art gifts to fit every budget. Weekends 12-6, May-Dec & by appointment.

SavourWineAndCheese.com

Try before you buy! 20 unique, smallproduction wines to sip and savour (complimentary) on state of-the-art tasting machines, while you shop Cape Ann’s best selection of fine wines, craft beers, artisanal cheeses, charcuterie, gourmet foods and more.

SURFARI STAND UP PADDLE AND SURF 210 Main St 978-283-SURF

SurfCapeAnn.com

Everything you need to play on the beach or in the water. Surfing and SUP lessons, rentals and camps. Shop boards, swimsuits, flip-flops, wetsuits, clothing, sunglasses, SurfariStandUp gifts and more! PaddleSurf DiscoverGloucester.com

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SECOND GLANCE THRIFT STORE

The Thrift Store of The Open Door 2 Pond Road 978-283-4298

FoodPantry.org

THE CAVE

Purveyors of Cheese, Chocolate and Wine 44 Main Street 978-283-0896

TheCaveGloucester.com

THE COTTAGE ON SMITH COVE 75 R Rocky Neck Ave 978-879-4080

TURTLE ALLEY CHOCOLATES 42 Rogers Street, Gloucester 978-281-4000 318 Derby Street, Salem

TurtleAlley.com Turtles, toffee and fudge, oh my! All hand made with love on the premises in Gloucester. Visit our Salem shop, too. Life is short. Sin a little!

Essex

CottageOnSmithCove.com see ad on page 31

TRIDENT GALLERY

189 Main Street 978-491-7785

TridentGallery.com Beautiful and intelligent contemporary art in a principal exhibition, two further rooms, and a nearby annex housing extensive inventory, complemented by a full program of events for visitors and collectors. see ad on page 6

VISITOR RESOURCES

VISITOR WELCOMING CENTER At Stage Fort Park Hough Avenue

Information, restrooms (seasonal), beaches, playground, dog park, tennis courts, picnic area, concerts and farmers market in summer.

Gloucester-MA.gov

CITY HALL 9 Dale Ave

Information, restrooms, WPA Murals

CAPE ANN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 33 Commercial St

CapeAnnVacations.com Information, restrooms

44 DiscoverGloucester.com

ESSEX MERCHANTS GROUP

c/o Main Street Antiques 44 Main Street 978-768-7039

VisitEssexMA.com

Antiques, Specialty Shops, Restaurants, Museums & Recreation – Stay & Play in Essex!

VisitEssexMA see ad on page 37

HARBORMASTER VHF Channel 16 or 978-282-3012

Dockwa.com/explore/destination/cityof-gloucester-harbormaster Transient docking & mooring

NORTH OF BOSTON CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU NorthofBoston.org

MASS OFFICE OF TRAVEL & TOURISM MassVacation.com

EMERGENCIES Dial 911


GROUPS, WEDDINGS and FUNCTIONS 7 SEAS WHALE WATCH CHARTERS

Seven Seas Wharf/63 Rear Rogers Street 978-283-1776

7SeasWhaleWatch.com see ad on page 17

CRUISEPORT GLOUCESTER

6 Rowe Square 978-282-9700

CruiseportGloucester.com

BEAUPORT HOTEL 55 Commercial St. 978-282-0008

BeauportHotel.com

Your vision for a wedding by the sea starts here on our spectacular oceanside deck and beautiful Grand Ballroom seating 230 guests. After your reception, retire to one of our 94 guest rooms and suites featuring oceanfront balconies and more.

see ad on back cover

CAPE ANN’S MARINA RESORT

75 Essex Avenue/Rt.133 978-283-2116 800-626-7660

CapeAnnMarina.com

Waterfront hotel rooms offer views of the river, salt marsh. Mile Marker One Restaurant & Bar and pool bar onsite - open year round. Private and semi private venues for events up to 200+ see ad inside front cover

Celebrate life’s momentous events at Cruiseport Gloucester, the area’s most luxurious waterfront destination. Our expert wedding planners ensure that your special day will delight you and your guests, and will be remembered for a lifetime.

see ad on back cover

THE SCHOONER THOMAS E. LANNON Seven Seas Wharf 63 Rear Rogers Street 978-281-6634

Schooner.org

see ad on page 19

WOLFE ADVENTURES & TOURS, LLC

Customized Day & Overnight Tours Throughout New England 163 High Street, Newburyport 978-255-1645 email tours@wolfetours.com

WolfeTours.com

BUSINESS and MEDICAL SERVICES Business Services

Medical Services

CAPE ANN PEDIATRICIANS 302 Washington Street 978-283-5079 adjacent to Addison Gilbert Hospital

GLOUCESTER FRESH SEAFOOD Gloucester is home to Fresh, Local, Sustainable seafood caught by our fishermen since 1623. Visit GloucesterFresh.com to find out how your establishment can serve the finest seafood in the world!

GloucesterFresh.com @InnovateGlosta

Welcoming visiting families

House of Worship EAGLE & DOVE MINISTRIES Judah’s Roar Church & Worship Center PO Box 7094 Gloucester 978-283-9111

EagleDove.com DiscoverGloucester.com

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1606 RESTAURANT & BAR

55 Commercial Street 978-282-0008

BeauportHotel.com/dining

Good Food

& GOOD COMPANY

Enjoy spectacular ocean views as you enjoy an alfresco breakfast, lunch, or dinner or a signature cocktail around the firepit. Located in the Beauport Hotel Gloucester, we offer modern New England cuisine.

see ad on back cover

BLUE COLLAR LOBSTER CO. 63 Rogers Street 978-283-1812

Facebook.com/BlueCollarLobster/ No frills, just lobster. Experience Gloucester’s working waterfront with lobsters in-the-rough. Hot boiled, live to travel, oysters, and a shiny new bar.

see ad on page 16

Fresh Seafood, Regional Specialties, Traditional Fare,

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Innovative Menus, Local Microbrews

CAPTAIN LOCATED ON SEVEN SEAS WH CARLO’S & Live EntertainmentADJACENT TO THE GLOUCESTER HOUS RESTAURANT ����� ������. ���CESTER,��� 27-29 Harbor Loop 978-283-6342 CaptainCarlos.com

Fresh seafood, steamed lobsters, fried clams, creamy clam chowder, steaks, pasta and many more delicious options. Kids menu available. Live entertainment and outdoor dining alongside Gloucester’s working waterfront.

HAPPY BELLY

3 Duncan Street 978-281-3997

HappyBellyGloucester.com see ad inside back cover

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GLOUCESTER HOUSE RESTAURANT

63 Rogers Street 978-283-1812

TheGloucesterHouse.com

New menu, new wine list, new experience. One family since 1957. Join three generations of Linquatas as we support Gloucester’s fishing community. From our boats to your plate.

see ad on page 37

JALAPEÑOS MEXICAN RESTAURANT

MILE MARKER ONE RESTAURANT & BAR

Riverview Dining and Bar at Cape Ann’s Marina Resort 75 Essex Ave./Rt.133 978-283-2122

MileMarkerOne.com

Eat, Drink, Dance, Swim, Chill! Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, raw bar, cocktails and more. Open year round choose from 4 different venues while you enjoy our fresh food, music and atmosphere. Private and semi-private for events up to 200+. Come by boat, too!

see ad inside front cover

86 Main Street 978-283-8228

SEAPORT GRILLE

JalapenosGloucester.com see ad on page 13

6 Rowe Square 978-282-9799

SeaportGrilleGloucester.com

LATITUDE 43º RESTAURANT & BAR

25 Rogers Street 978-281-0223

The ownership and staff of Seaport Grille invite you to dine with us. We take pride in preparing all of our menu items with only the freshest ingredients and a shared passion to deliver superior food in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

see ad on back cover

LatFortyThree.com

Destination found: Jaw-dropping architecture, delicious coastal cuisine, awardwinning sushi, waterfront dining and live music – all under one roof.

see ad inside back cover

THE CUPBOARD at STAGE FORT PARK

Fresh native seafood and ice cream 41 Hough Ave./Stage Fort Park 978-281-1908

CupboardGloucester.com

LOBSTA LAND RESTAURANT

84 Causeway Street at Exit 12 off Rt.128 978-281-0415

LobstaLandRestaurant.com

Stop by Lobsta Land Restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner and enjoy Cape Ann’s most innovative menu in a casual and friendly atmosphere. Overlooking the “Window on the Marsh.”

TONNO

2 Main Street 978-879-4795

Classic Italian dishes from various regions of Italy, with an emphasis on seafood.

TonnoRestaurant.com see ad on page 5

DiscoverGloucester.com

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TOPSIDE GRILL RESTAURANT

Manchester-by-the-Sea

50 Rogers St. 978-281-1399

CALA’S

TopsideGrill.com

Seafood, Italian Restaurant. Boiled Lobster Special $15.99, Fresh Native Gloucester Seafood, Casual atmosphere, fun bar! Waterfront views, outside dining. Award winning clam chowder, fried clams, oysters, scallops, calamari, shrimp, steak & more! Family owned, 2 generations of chefs.

VIRGILIO’S BAKERY & DELI

7 Beach Street Manchester-by-the-Sea 978-525-3304

CalasRestaurant.com

Cala’s delivers great food in a casual “Cheers” environment, where guests are treated like family, the beers are always cold and the wine pour is never skimpy.

Salem

29 Main Street 978-283-5295

VirgiliosBakery.com

It’s the bread that makes the meal. Try our famous St. Joseph sandwich, pizza, cannolli and Italian pastries. We carry Italian groceries.

see ad on page 28

Essex THE VILLAGE RESTAURANT

55 Main Street 978-768-6400

WeDigClams.com

Since 1956, the North Shore’s choice for fresh local seafood at affordable prices in a casual atmosphere. Recognized by the Globe, Saveur Magazine, The Phantom Gourmet, Roadfood and many more.

WOODMAN’S of ESSEX 121 Main Street/Rt. 133 Essex 800-649-1773

Woodmans.com

Over 100 years of Seafood and Excellence, est. 1914. “Best Restaurant in New England” about.com “Best Waterfront Seafood Shack” USA Today. Family Friendly, Self Service, Full Bar, Raw Bar. Water Views Gluten Free options

see ad on page 24

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TURNER’S SEAFOOD at LYCEUM HALL

Restaurant and Seafood Market: 43 Church Street, Salem 978-745-7665 Turner’s Seafood Market 4 Smith Street, Gloucester 978-281-7172 Turner’s Seafood Grill & Market 506 Main Street, Melrose 781-662-0700

Turners-Seafood.com The freshest, best tasting, authentic New England seafood has three historic locations. Experience local seafood from dayboats’ fresh-catch, within hours served to our dining guests and market customers.

FRESH FROZEN Local inventor Clarence Birdseye perfected frozen fish in his waterfront factory. He packaged fresh fish in cardboard boxes then flash froze the box. After fish, he turned his attention to produce, building a ‘veggie cannon’ to quick freeze peas and carrots. Birdseye then had to persuade grocery stores to install freezers, and build refrigerated trucks to transport the product. His innovations forever changed the way we shop and eat.


Halibut

Fresh Catch

Herring

redfish/ocean perch

Haddock

Bluefish

mussel and clam

flounder

look for all these in local markets and restaurants redfish/ocean perch

Haddock

Bluefish

Cod

mussel and clam

Cod flounder

Flaky white fish with a mild flavor. Served in chowder, filleted and in fish & chips. striped bass

pollock

Cod

redfish/ocean perch

Haddock

uefish Halibut

Bluefin Tuna

Haddock

Halibut

pollock

tuna

A mild white fish, often served baked & stuffed, in chowder, or fish & chips. Bluefish

Herring

striped bass

Has a meaty, almost buttery taste prized for sushi and grilled as steaks.

redfish/ocean perch

Haddock

swordfish tuna

Dogfish

Herring

striped bass

pollock

redfish/ocean perch

Haddock

Bluefish

An abundant small shark, served fried.

Cod

Haddock

Bluefish

flounder

swordfish

redfish/ocean perch

mussel and clam striped bass

redfish/ocean perch pollock

Swordfish

Halibut

striped bass

flounder

Herring

mussel and clam

Herring

Cod

Pollock

Cod

striped bass

pollock

mussel and clam

A mild white fish, rather like cod, and prepared in similar ways. flounder

striped bass

pollock

striped bass Halibut

redfish/ocean perch

Haddock

pollock

Game fish with rich, oily meat served grilled or baked with mayonnaise.

Halibut

Large open water fish with a rich, meaty flavor, served as steaks and stir fries. The ‘sword’ is used to slash at prey.

Cod

Bluefish

Cod

Haddock

Bluefish

redfish/ocean perch

Haddock

Bluefish

pollock

mussel and clam Halibut Halibut

Halibut

redfish/ocean perch

Haddock

Herring

An odd upward looking flat fish with rich, lobster-like meat. tuna

redfish/ocean perch

Haddock

Bluefish

tuna

Herring

Large flatfish related to flounder with mild white flesh, often served braised in butter. Herring

redfish/ocean perch

Haddock

Bluefish

striped bass

Red Fish

pollock

(Ocean Perch)

Cod

Striped Bass swordfish

Cod

striped bass

Halibut

flounder

ck

redfish/ocean perch

flounder

Bluefish

Cod

pollock

flounder

Firm, mild, slightly pink tinged flesh served steamed or in soups. mussel and clam

striped bass

striped bass

mussel and clam tuna

pollock

pollock

mussel and clam

redfish/ocean perch

Haddock

redfish/ocean perch

swordfish

Haddock

Bluefish

swordfish

Cod

Monkfish

tuna

mussel and clam Bluefish

flounder

Prized for its rich meat, served grilled or baked. Halibut

Halibut

Herring

Lobster

tuna

striped bass

Flounder

Cod

Halibut

swordfish

Herring

striped bass

pollock

(dab, grey sole, yellow tail, black

Halibut

swordfish

mussel and clam

flounder

striped bass

back) Bottom-dwelling

flatfish with both eyes on top of its head. The sweet white meat is served whole or filleted. pollock

Herring

mussel and clam

flounder

Herring

Clams

mussel and clam

flounder

mussel and clam

flounder

pollock

Local favorite served boiled, baked stuffed, in lobster rolls, cream bisque and so much more.

Herring

Calamari (Squid) flounder

Sliced and served breaded & fried. tuna

swordfish

swordfish

tuna

Served steamed (in the shell) with a side of butter, breaded & fried, or in chowder (always white, never red). tuna

mussel and clam

tuna

swordfish

mussel and clam

Mussels tuna

Scallops swordfish

Rich morsels served baked, broiled in butter, rolled in bacon or bread crumbs. tuna

Steamed or braised in a butter & herb mix, mussels are served in the shell.

swordfish

mussel and clam

tuna

swordfish

tuna

DiscoverGloucester.com tuna

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Cozy Bed & Breakfast, Waterfront Inn, or Full Service Resort? So many

a good night’s rest

choices!

ACCOMMODATIONS at ROCKY NECK

43 Rocky Neck Ave 978-381-9848

RockyNeckAccommodations.com Located on Smith Cove in the heart of the Rocky Neck Art Colony walk to restaurants, shops and theatre. All rooms have water views, kitchenettes and decks.

ATLANTIC VACATION HOMES

115 Prospect Street 855-213-1722

AtlanticVacationHomes.com

We are the North Shore’s premier vacation rental & real estate company, with over 30 years of creating dream vacations for our guests. Book your next beach escape today!

ATLANTIS OCEANFRONT INN 125 Atlantic Road 978-283-0014

AtlantisOceanfrontInn.com

Our beautiful oceanfront location is a spectacular setting for the perfect vacation. Close to Good Harbor Beach. Ocean views from every room, outdoor pool. Enjoy our Breakfast Café with creative selections open to the public.

BEAUPORT HOTEL GLOUCESTER

55 Commercial Street 978-282-0008

BeauportHotel.com

The perfect New England coastal getaway with 94 rooms and suites, sweeping water views, rooftop pool/bar, distinctive dining choices and the area’s largest event space. A destination for every occasion.

see ad on back cover

image courtesy Cape Ann’s Marina Resort 50 DiscoverGloucester.com


BLUE SHUTTERS BEACHSIDE INN

1 Nautilus Road 978-283-1198

BlueShuttersBeachside.com

Charming inn on Good Harbor Beach. Spectacular views. Rooms and suites, all with AC. Open year round. Walk to restaurants, supermarket. Minutes to downtown Gloucester and Rockport. Complimentary continental breakfast. Free WiFi.

CAPE ANN CAMP SITE

80 Atlantic Street 978-283-8683

CapeAnnCampSite.com

200 mostly shaded tent & RV sites. One mile from Wingaersheek Beach, hookups, WiFi.

CAPE ANN’S MARINA RESORT

CASTLE MANOR INN & SEA GLASS RESTAURANT 141 Essex Avenue 978-515-7386

CastleManorInn.com

26 bedroom boutique hotel with full service bar, restaurant & function facility-Open to the public with waterviews and beautiful grounds.

COLONIAL INN BY THE SEA

28 Eastern Point Road 978-281-1953

InnGloucester.com

1850 Sea Captain’s house-water views, 2 block stroll to beach, artist colony, restaurants & theater. Picturesque walk along beaches, to estates, museum & lighthouse. Air conditioning, WiFi, continental breakfast.

HARBORVIEW INN

75 Essex Avenue/Rt.133 978-283-2116 800-626-7660

71 Western Avenue 978-283-2277 800-299-6696

Destination Found! Stay, Eat, Drink Swim, Chill. Our waterfront hotel rooms offer views of the river, salt marsh, WICKED TUNA boats and wildlife. Mile Marker One Restaurant & Bar and pool bar onsite-open year round. Private and semi private venues for events up to 200+

Overlooking Gloucester Harbor, this is a perfect four season bed & breakfast for vacations and weekends away. The Inn is within walking distance of downtown’s restaurants, museums, shops and attractions.

CapeAnnMarina.com

HarborviewInn.com

see ad inside front cover

CAPE ANN MOTOR INN

33 Rockport Road 978-281-2900

CapeAnnMotorInn.com

Directly on the sands of Long Beach, we are open year-round, with all rooms overlooking the ocean with views of the twin lighthouses of Thacher Island. Sunrises here are unforgettable! Pet friendly.

at BASS ROCKS

OCEAN HOUSE HOTEL

107 Atlantic Road 978-283-7600

BassRocksOceanInn.com

Our waterfront hotel offers 51 rooms and suites with spectacular ocean views. Amenities include outdoor pool, hot tub, fire pit, rooftop deck, game room, library, and complimentary guest parking.

see ad on page 20 DiscoverGloucester.com

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SEA LION MOTEL & COTTAGES

138 Eastern Avenue 978-283-7300

SeaLionMotel.com

Conveniently located between Gloucester and Rockport, less than 1 mile from Good Harbor Beach. We have cottages, efficiencies, house suites, and hotel rooms and offer outside heated pool, Wi-Fi, A/C

THE VISTA

22 Thatcher Road 978-281-3410

VistaMotel.com

Overlooking Good Harbor Beach, with gorgeous ocean views from every room. Super-clean, spacious rooms. Free Continental breakfast, outdoor heated swimming pool.

see ad on page 13

Our favorite local hat: The Sou’wester Ok, it’s not glamorous, but when the wind starts blowing from the northeast, you’ll be glad to have the protection. First crafted by local fisherman in the mid 1800s, it’s proven its worth (even if it’s a little goofy looking).

Rockport ROCKPORT INN & SUITES

183 Main Street 978-546-3300

RockportInnandSuites.com

Our hotel offers year-round accommodations for vacationers and business travelers including well-equipped suites and petfriendly rooms. Continental breakfast, indoor pool, fitness room, and tennis courts. Wedding and corporate groups welcome.

FIRST SETTLERS Gloucester was settled in 1623 by a mixed group of Puritans, fishermen and farmers from England. After a couple of years the Puritans and farmers moved on to found nearby Salem, where the soil was better for crops. Only the fishermen stayed.

Gloucester History & Heritage


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A STORY IN EVERY MILE

(Main Photo) The Crane Estate, The Trustees of Reservations, Ipswich © Mark Gardner; (Smaller Images) Salem Trolley in Salem © Kishgraphics; Standup Paddle Boarding in Marblehead © Little Harbor Boathouse; Topsfield Fair in Topsfield © Mike Sperling; Evening Wedding © Willow Spring Vineyards, Haverhill; Motif #1 in Rockport © John Grant

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While foodies around the globe have embraced the “Farm to Table” concept, here in Gloucester we’ve put our own perspective on sourcing local, natural, responsibly harvested, under-utilized species and in-season seafood cuisine. You are likely familiar with the phrase: ‘Ocean to Table’…we call our model

BAIT TO PLATE There is nothing more delicious than seared tuna hooked the day before…a steamy bucket of clams harvested from the Essex River a few hours ago…or a boiled lobster caught off Magnolia earlier in the day. It just doesn’t get any better than the freshest seafood from Gloucester’s shore. To help make your way around our 400-year-old port of Gloucester from a culinary concept, we’ve assembled a collection of restaurants, tours, attractions, museums and activities - mostly on or 54

GloucesterSeafoodTrail.com

near the water, where you’ll enjoy a truly wholesome seafood experience. This is a “self-guided” Discover Gloucester Seafood Trail encouraging you to check out the listings and customize your specific trail to suit your interests. There’s so much to discover here in Gloucester about our seafood and maritime industry… we expect you’ll learn something new, indulge in our fresh seafood delicacies, and have fun along the way! Since 1623, the people of Gloucester have created wealth from its relationship to the ocean and its proximity to some of the greatest fishing grounds in the world. Today, that narrative continues to evolve in response to a changing ocean, new technologies and emerging marketplaces. Through it all, Gloucester remains a proud and active American fishing port. We hope you get a “taste” of that during your stay in Gloucester.


NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN

Lobster, striped bass, bluefish flounder, mackerel, pollock, dogfish, monkfish, sea urchins, squid, lumpfish NEAR SHORE, SHALLOW SANDY OR ROCKY BOTTOMS Clams, mussels, seaweed SANDY SHORES

J e ff re y s Ledge Cod Rockport Haddock Halibut OFFSHORE, NEAR UNDERWATER LEDGES AND SEAMOUNTS

Gloucester’s Working Waterfront Bluefin tuna, swordfish OPEN OCEAN

It offers a Community Supported Fishery program and recipes, like this one, for abundant but underutilized fish species. For more information: GFWA.org

LOBSTERS are brought in by lobstermen, from traps marked with colorful buoys which you can see dotting the coastline. CLAMMERS set out in small open boats at low tide. They use forks to dig in the mudflats for clams. DRAGGERS, with their nets coiled on huge spools at their vessel sterns, head out to deeper water in search of ground fish, such as cod, halibut and haddock. TRAWLERS, the largest vessels in the harbor, go out for several days at a time and harvest huge amounts of mackerel and herring. TUNA BOATS follow the old ways with hook and rod, and SWORDFISHERMEN long line, helped by some high tech assistance. All bring their catch back to port, where it is recorded, sold, processed and trucked to local restaurants and markets or flown to distant lands, either fresh or frozen.

Stellwagen Bank

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The Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association (GFWA) is a non-profit organization promoting the New England fishing industry, helping to preserve the Atlantic Ocean as a food supply for the world, and assisting active and retired fishermen and their families to live better lives.

Gloucester fishermen are specialists, each focusing on a few species or specific habitat areas to harvest.

REC IP E A L O CA L FAV OR I TE

GLOUCESTER FISHERMEN’S MONKFISH STEW Monkfish has rich, firm, white flesh.

Can’t find it in your local fish market? Use sea bass, scallops or halibut

Serves 6

2 lbs monkfish, cut into 1-inch cubes 1/3 cup oil (vegetable or olive) 1 cup sliced onion 1 cup celery, cut into pieces 1/2 cup carrots 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley 1 8oz. can tomato sauce In a saucepan, saute onion, carrot and celery in oil until softened. Add tomato sauce and cook for an additional three minutes, moderate heat. Add monkfish cubes, salt, pepper and parsley. Stir, lower heat and cook for 20 minutes. For more broth, add a little water. Serve with bread or over rice. Brought to you by Snapchef #CookingUpChange 844-424-3343 www.snapchef.com City of Gloucester Sefatia Romeo Theken, Mayor 978-281-9700 GloucesterFresh.com, GFWA.org

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We have compiled a list of restaurants, markets, and attractions for you to experience. Custom design your own seafood trail by adding your personal favorites.

Tours, Attractions & Museums Schooner Adventure

Harriet Webster Pier at Maritime Gloucester 23 Harbor Loop 978-2818079 Schooner-Adventure.org Join us for public/private sails, dockside events and tours.

Beauport Cruiselines

6 Rowe Square 978-865-3210 BeauportCruiselines.com All cruises include a scrumptious meal, full cash bar, entertainment, and stunning views of Gloucester Harbor. see ad on back cover

Maritime Gloucester

23 Harbor Loop 978-281-0470 MaritimeGloucester.org Learn about fisheries past and present-at our interactive exhibits.

Deep Sea Fishing Adventures at Yankee Fleet Deep Sea Fishing

1 Parker Street 978-283-0313 YankeeFleet.com Half and full day, public and private charters.

Restaurants 1606 Restaurant & Bar

55 Commercial St 978-282-0008 BeauportHotel.com/ dining-en.html Spectacular ocean views. Modern New England cuisine. 44 seat bar and cocktails by the firepit. Join us! Full service restaurant see ad on back cover

Blue Collar Lobster Co. 63 Rogers Street 978-283-1812

TheGloucesterHouse.com Eat in the rough see ad on page 16

Plug-In Cape Ann Tours

32 Western Ave (waterside) 978-381-0813 PlugInTours.com Narrated sightseeing tours around Gloucester’s historic harbor.

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Castle Manor Inn & Sea Glass Restaurant

141 Essex Avenue 978-515-7386 CastleManorInn.com Creating stylish dishes from scratch with local seafood. Full service restaurant, hotel

Gloucester House Restaurant

63 Rogers Street 978-283-1812 TheGloucesterHouse.com Gloucester’s freshest lobster! Seafood & chowder. Dockside. Full bar. Family friendly. Full service restaurant see ad on page 36

Latitude 43º Restaurant & Bar

25 Rogers Street 978-281-0223 LatFortyThree.com Award-winning al fresco dining right on the harbor. Fresh seafood, creative cocktails.  Full service restaurant see ad on page 63

Cala’s

7 Beach Street Manchester-by-the-Sea 01944 978-525-3304 CalasRestaurant.com Come shake the hand of the lobsterman who caught your dinner. Full service restaurant

Lobsta Land Restaurant

84 Causeway Street at Exit 12 off Rt.128 978-281-0415 LobstaLandRestaurant.com Breakfast, lunch, dinner, full bar, children’s menu.


Full service restaurant

Mile Marker One Restaurant & Bar

at Cape Ann’s Marina Resort

75 Essex Ave./Rt.133 978-283-2122 MileMarkerOne.com Waterfront deck and indoor dining breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails, live music, open yearround.  “Wicked Tuna” boats, Full service restaurant

The Village Restaurant

55 Main Street Essex 978-768-6400 WeDigClams.com Multi award winning seafood restaurant for over 57 years. Full service restaurant

Woodman’s of Essex

121 Main St./Rt. 133 Essex 800-649-1773 Woodmans.com Seaport Grille Best Waterfront Seafood 6 Rowe Square Shack in US, USA Today Gloucester 01930 Best Restaurant in NE, SeaportGrilleGloucester.com about.com. Family Expanded Waterfront Friendly, Full Bar . Deck Dining, Innovative New Menu, Fabulous Self-service restaurant Daily Specials, World see ad on page 36 Famous Lobster Rolls. Full service restaurant see ad on page 2

see ad on back cover

Topside Grill Restaurant

50 Rogers St. 978-281-1399 TopsideGrill.com Seafood, Italian Restaurant. Fresh Native Gloucester Seafood, Casual atmosphere, fun bar. Full service restaurant

Turner’s Seafood Fresh Fish Market

4 Smith Street, Gloucester 978-281-7172 Restaurant, Oyster Bar and Market at Lyceum Hall

43 Church Street, Salem 978-745-7665 Turners-Seafood.com Quality, local, raw and kitchen prepared freshcatch seafood from historic Gloucester Harbor. handicap accessible waterfront/waterview fishing special interest shopping  live music gluten free options

Gloucester fisherman

© Coco Boardman/ Sperling Interactive

GLOUCESTER FRESH SEAFOOD

Gloucester Fresh supports “America’s oldest fishing port” by bringing new attention to the many fish markets available that supply local fresh seafood. The program helps local fishermen, some of whom are fifth and sixth generation, and markets that have a long tradition of providing quality fresh fish, shellfish and value-added seafood products. The fishing industry has been an integral part of the Gloucester community since 1623. Since then, the city has taken significant steps to promote sustainable seafood both regionally and nationally. The “Gloucester Fresh Restaurant Membership Program” is an innovative initiative designed to connect Gloucester fishing companies directly with restaurants in the region. This collaboration highlights the world-class seafood and dining experience available in the City of Gloucester and Cape Ann region by using Gloucester Fresh branding and promotions. The City of Gloucester developed this program at the request of eager restauranteurs interested in providing their customers with the best local seafood.

GloucesterFresh.com billboard © Sperling Interactive

GloucesterSeafoodTrail.com

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CALENDAR of EVENTS Live music at local venues all winter

25-27

Fri-Sun

Girls Getaway Weekend

DiscoverGloucester.com

25 Sunday 2pm

Cape Ann Symphony CapeAnnSymphony.org

APRIL

27 Sunday 2-5pm

Whale watches begin see page 40 for listings

Vendors, complimentary apps, cash bar, fashion show CruiseportGloucester.com

31st Annual Pride Stride Walk benefits local

Bridal Expo

FEBRUARY Winter birding and snowshoeing

45th Annual Meals on Wheels Valentine’s Breakfast

Supports Meals on Wheels TheGloucesterHouse.com

29 Sunday 10am-3pm non-profits Stage Fort Park GloucesterPrideStride.com

images ©Jeff Stockman unless noted

Cogswell’s Grant HistoricNewEngland.org

19 Saturday 8pm

Cape Ann Symphony CapeAnnSymphony.org

19 Saturday 10am Essex River Race

BlackburnChallenge.com

19 Saturday 9am-5pm Motif #1 Day

Downtown Rockport RockportExchange.org

RockportExchange.org

Cape Ann Artisans Spring Tour June 2-4 Sat 10am, Sun 1pm

Rockport Cultural District Free walking tour

Dock Square

2 Saturday 8am-noon Backyard Growers Spring Plant Fest Burnham’s Field BackyardGrowers.org

2-4 Sat-Mon 10am-5pm Cape Ann Artisans Spring Studio Tour 20+ studios, self-guided open studio tour CapeAnnArtisans.com

2-July 9 Rockport

Chamber Music Festival World renowned musi-

Wednesday 5-7pm

Irish Sweepstakes

cians Shalin Liu Performance Center RockportMusic.org

$10,000 in prize money and giveaways GloucesterHouse.com

Spring wildflowers

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Saturdays 9am-1pm

Rockport Farmers Market

GloucesterStage.com

CapeAnnChamber.com

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music, children’s activities Stage Fort Park CapeAnnFarmersMarket.org

Madame Defarge

Intro to Birding

7th Annual Cape Ann Birding Weekend

Cape Ann Farmers Market 60+ vendors, live

World Premier

14 Monday 8:30-10:30am

11 Saturday 8am-noon

Thursdays 3-6:30pm

11 - June 2

Mother’s Day River Cruises EssexCruises.com

MARCH

Art Haven Art classes for students & adults ArtHaven.org

MAY 13 Sunday 10:30-noon

Late winter has the best snow for cross country skiing, hiking and snowshoeing February-March

JUNE

© Camilla MacFadyen

JANUARY


JULY

Thursdays 3-6:30pm

Cape Ann Farmers Market 60+ vendors, live music,

children’s activities Stage Fort Park CapeAnnFarmersMarket.org Thursdays

Candlelight Tours HammondCastle.org

Fiesta 5K Race June 28

3 Sunday 3-6:30pm

Yukan Twin Lobster Half Marathon & 1 Mile Race Gloucester High School YukanRun.com

4 Monday 6-8pm 6th

Saturdays 9am-1pm

Rockport Farmers Market

RockportExchange.org

Daily 10am, Sun 1pm

Rockport Cultural District free walking tour

Dock Square

Annual Schooner Challenge Maritime Gloucester

All month

Live Performances at Rockport Music World

renowned musicians Shalin Liu Performance Center RockportMusic.org

3-4 Independence Day Celebrations

3 Monday 6pm

Fishtown Horribles Parade & Concert Stacy Blvd Fireworks 10pm on waterfront

4 9pm Bonfire Back Beach Rockport

5, 12, 19, 26 Thursdays 6-8pm

Harbor Loop Concerts Fitz Henry Lane

Park, Harbor Loop, free GimmeSound.com

EssexShipbuilding Museum.org

6-28 Cyrano

GloucesterStage.com

8-30 Dancing at GloucesterStage.com

Lughnasa

6-7 Friday-Saturday 10am -4pm Rockport

16 Essex River Day

RockportGardenClub.org

Garden Tour

CapeAnnVacations.com

7 Saturday 10am-4pm

16 Saturday 10am

66th Annual International Dory Races

US vs. Canada State Fish Pier InternationalDories.com

27-July 1 all day St. Peter’s Fiesta

Blessing of the fleet, sporting events, carnival St. Peter’s Square StPetersFiesta.org

29-July 1 5pm

Greasy Pole & Seine Boat Races off Pavilion

Beach StPetersFiesta.org

29 Friday Art in

Bloom Rockport Garden Tour Artists’ paintings in the gardens RockportArtColony.com, RockportGardenClub.org

Gloucester Garden Tour

GloucesterGardenTour.com

Farmers markets run through mid-October

8, 15, 22, 29 Sun-

1 Sunday all day

Summer Concert Series Stage Fort Park

© Cara Stockman

St. Peter’s Fiesta

Blessing of the fleet, sporting events, carnival St. Peter’s Square StPetersFiesta.org

1 5pm Greasy Pole

& Seine Boat Races

days 7pm Bandstand

11, 18, 25

Wed 8pm

Gloucester Harborwalk Summer Cinema Free outdoor movies 65 Rogers Street on the HarborWalk GHWalk.org

off Pavilion Beach StPetersFiesta.org

1-10 Rockport Chamber Music Festival RockportMusic.org

Seine boat races June 29-July 1 DiscoverGloucester.com

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14 Saturday 5-10pm

Gloucester Downtown Block Party #1 Music, entertainment, al fresco dining, store specials Main Street GloucesterBlockParty.com

AUGUST

4 Gloucester Country Fest

Cape Ann Farmers Market Stage Fort Park

4 Saturday 5-10pm

Thursdays 6-8pm

al fresco dining, store specials Main Street GloucesterBlockParty.com

Thursdays 3-6:30pm

15 7am-noon

CapeAnnFarmersMarket.org

Stage Fort Park FirstGiving.com/

Harbor Loop Concerts Fitz Henry Lane

Reid’s Ride Bike-a-Thon event/Reidsride/2018

21 Blackburn

Park, Harbor Loop, free GimmeSound.com

Paddle & rowing race around the Cape BlackburnChallenge.com

Candlelight Tours

Challenge 7:30am-3pm

21 7:30-10:30am

HammondCastle.org

All month

21-22 Medieval Fair

World renowned musicians Shalin Liu Performance Center RockportMusic.org

228am-noon

Celebrate Women Divers Day Stage Fort Park

26 Thursday

Love Cape Ann Fundraising Auction

Gloucester

Live Performances at Rockport Music

Saturdays 9am-1pm

Rockport Farmers Market

RockportExchange.org

Sundays 7pm

Bandstand Summer Concert Series Stage Fort Park

Daily 10am, Sun 1pm

Rockport Cultural District free walking tour

Dock Square

1, 8 Wednesdays 8pm

Harborwalk Summer Cinema Free outdoor movies Fishermen’s Memorial Service August 25

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Saturday 10am-3pm

Annisquam Sea Fair

Village Hall AnnisquamExchange.com

65 Rogers Street GHWalk.org

2-4 Thursday-Saturday

60th Annual Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar Vendors,

food, live music, children’s activities Main Street Gloucester DowntownAssociation.org

3-25 True West

GloucesterStage.com

4 Saturday

Festival by the Sea

Art, Music & Food FestivalbytheSeaMa.com

60 DiscoverGloucester.com

Gloucester Downtown Block Party #2 Music, entertainment,

Thursdays

Seacoast 10k Road Race Stage Fort Park HammondCastle.org

Stage Fort Park GloucesterCountryFest.com

The Annual Waterfront Festival features crafts, food & family activities August 18-19

5-12

Rockport Jazz Festival RockportMusic.org

7-12 Tuesday-Sunday 7:30pm The Little Mermaid Annisquam

VillagePlayers.com

10 Friday 5-10pm

Gloucester Downtown Block Party #2 Music, entertainment,

al fresco dining, store specials Main Street GloucesterBlockParty.com

10-12

Illumination Night

Fireworks, Rockport RockportIlluminations.com

11 Gloucester Blues Festival

Stage Fort Park GloucesterBluesFestival.com


11 Saturday 3-7pm

Rockport Lobsterfest 9:30pm Fireworks RockportUSA.com

18-19

Sat-Sun 9am-6pm

Gloucester Waterfront Festival

1 Friday 5-10pm

Gloucester Downtown Block Party Music, entertainment,

al fresco dining, store specials Main Street GloucesterBlockParty.com

15 Saturday 11am-8pm Gloucester Harvest Music Festival

65 Rogers Street; Music, dancing, beer tent, food, crafts; proceeds benefit Addison Gilbert Hospital

Craft fair, music, food, entertainment Stage Fort Park CapeAnnVacations.com

23 Sunday, August

Fourth Annual Essex Arts Festival TrailsAndSails.org

25 Saturday

5pm

Fishermen’s Memorial Service Man at the Wheel statue Gloucester-ma.gov

31-Sept 30 The 39 Steps

GloucesterStage.com

31 Friday 5-10pm

Gloucester Downtown Block Party #3 Music, entertainment,

al fresco dining, store specials Main Street GloucesterBlockParty.com

SEPTEMBER

Parade of Sail at the Schooner Festival September 2

1-3 Friday-Sunday

34th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival Ship visits, public lobsterbake, lighted boat parade, fireworks. GloucesterSchoonerFestival.net

1 Saturday10am-4pm

Maritime Gloucester Heritage Day

CapeAnnFarmersMarket.org

2 Sunday

10:30am

Saturdays 9am-1pm

RockportExchange.org

2 1pm Mayor’s Race

Rockport Cultural District free walking tour Dock Square

Live Performances at Rockport Music

World renowned musicians Shalin Liu Performance Center RockportMusic.org

Good Harbor Beach

Stacy Blvd. after dark

Parade of Sail and Mayor’s Cup Race

Daily 10am, Sun 1pm

30 9-11am Lone Gull 10k Road Race

1 7:30pm

Lighted Boat Parade, Concert & Fireworks

Rockport Farmers Market

TrailsAndSails.org

MaritimeGloucester.org

Thursdays 3-6:30pm

Cape Ann Farmers Market Stage Fort Park

24 Fourth Annual Essex Arts Festival

Gloucester harbor off Eastern Point

8 5am-4pm Coast to Cure NF Bike Race Stage Fort Park

NFNortheast.org

14-16 and 21-23 Fri-Sun-all day

Trails & Sails

Hundreds of area events and tours celebrating land and sea TrailsAndSails.org

Trails & Sails weekends offer rare back scene glimpses of local landmarks City Hall tower September 14-16 and 21-23

DiscoverGloucester.com

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OCTOBER

DECEMBER

Monarch butterflies gather for the fall migration near Eastern Point lighthouse

All month

Holiday shopping

1 Annisquam Christmas Fair

1 Saturday 9am-1pm Rockport Farmers Market

6 Thursday 5-10pm

RockportExchange.org

45th Annual Ladies Night Refreshments, discounts,

4, 11Thursdays

fun Downtown Gloucester shops GloucesterDowntown Association.org

3-6:30pm

Farmers Market

60+ vendors, live music, children’s activities Stage Fort Park CapeAnnFarmersMarket.org

6-7 Sat- Sun 10am-5pm Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show

Peak fall color is generally around late October

13 Sat 9am-6pm

8

Saturday 10am-4:30pm

Middle Street Walk

music, kids activities, tours of historic homes and museums

Rockport Harvestfest

8 Saturday

6-8 Sat-Mon 10am-5pm

13-14 Saturday-Sunday

CapeAnnVacations.com

20+ studios, self-guided open studio tour CapeAnnArtisans.com

Stage Fort Park GPGloucester.com

Cape Ann Artisans Fall Studio Tour

7-14 Cape Ann

RockportExchange.com

19th Annual Great Brewers Cyclocross

20 Sat 11am-4pm

Plein Air

35th Annual Essex Clamfest

12-13, 19-20, 26-27

31 Trick or Treat

Weeklong outdoor painting competition & festival seARTS.org

Memorial Park, Essex CapeAnnVacations.com Downtown Gloucester shops

NOVEMBER

17 8th Annual Middle Street Harvest Festival

Local lobstermen lend traps and kids paint the buoys for the annual Lobster Trap tree December 8

24 Small Business Saturday Downtown

20 Thursday 5-10pm

Live music, museum tours, Farmers Market, craft fair, more. Middle Street

Cyclocross at Stage Fort Park brings in top racers from around the world October 13-14

Haunted House Tours Hammond Castle Park at Stage Fort Park, shuttle to Castle HammondCastle.org

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4:30pm

Lobster Tree Lighting

© Elizabeth Carey

Annisquam ArtsandCraftShow.org

Gloucester shops GloucesterDowntown Association.org

25 Christmas Parade Main Street GloucesterDowntown Association.org

43rd Annual Mens Night Refreshments, discounts,

fun Downtown Gloucester shops GloucesterDowntown Association.org

31 Rockport New Year’s Eve

RockportNYE.com


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