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Climb aboard the Mayflower and re-live the pilgrim's death-defying journey to the New World. Explore the decks of the USS Constitution and learn why sailors dubbed her Old Ironsides. See where the Salem witches were hanged. Or throw barrels of tea into Boston Harbor, just like the colonists did back in 1773!
If you're an arts aficionado, you've come to the right place. From string quartets to hip-hop dance, from Old Masters to contemporary sculpture, you'll find a thriving cultural scene. Lights! Music!
Plunge through the waves, build a sandcastle, or just lie in the warm sand, close your eyes, and listen to the surf rolling in . . . there's nothing like a day at the beach.
Expert skier? You'll be surprised by the challenging trails and the short lift lines. Beginner? You'll find patient, experienced instructors and very affordable learn-to-ski packages.
Hop on a bicycle and you'll be amazed how much you'll see and hear. A narrow lane that beckons, a hidden harbor, a flower-filled meadow? Just stop on a dime and explore. In addition to taking you through some spectacular scenery, these trails, converted from disused railroad lines, have one great virtue: no hills.
Tee up on a seaside course or in the rolling hills of western Massachusetts.
Freshwater fishing venues range from the ice-cold streams of the Berkshire Hills to the mighty Connecticut and Merrimack rivers. More than 500 lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams are stocked with 700,000 trout annually.
For saltwater fisherman, party and charter boats leave from 27 Massachusetts ports.
Take your choice: paddle languidly down a gentle river looking for the perfect picnic spot; explore coastal inlets accessible only by water; or rocket down a rushing river on raft, paddling with all your might.
Climbing clinics. Rollicking river runs. Bird watches and llama treks. What's your pleasure?
Savor the star-studded night-time sky, trade stories with your friends around the camp fire, then roll out your sleeping bag and have the best night's sleep since you were a kid.
Massachusetts is home to some of the most beautiful forests and state parks.
Nantucket Massachusetts: Points of Interest The Whaling Museum, Peter Foulger Museum and Research Center , Oldest House, Old Mill, Hadwen House, Quaker Meeting House, Macy- Christian House, The Coffin School, Nantucket Life Saving Museum, Maria Mitchell Aquarium, Maria Mitchell Birthplace, Hinchman House, Maria Mitchell Observatory, Science Library, Nantucket Atheneum, The First Congregational Church, The Unitarian Universalist Church, Great Point Lighthouse: Far Northern Tip of the Island, Sankaty Head Lighthouse: Easternmost Point of the Island, Brant Point Lighthouse: Built in 1746. The second lighthouse built in America, The African School and Church, Native American Burial Ground.
Boston is the capital of Massachusetts, and the largest city in New England.
Boston was once America's most important port, due to its excellent natural harbour, and you can walk through the city's history on the self-guided Freedom Trail.
The Black Heritage Trail also starts in the area, and has a popular historic significance.
Martha Vineyard - One of New England's most elegant communities, Edgartown was the Island's first colonial settlement and it has been the county seat since 1642. The stately white Greek Revival houses built by the whaling captains have been carefully maintained. They make the town a museum-piece community, a seaport village preserved from the early 19th century. Main Street is a picture-book setting with its harbor and waterfront. The tall square-rigged ships that sailed all the world's oceans have passed from the Edgartown scene, but the heritage of those vessels and their captains has continued. For the past hundred years Edgartown has been one of the world's great yachting centers.
To view and appreciate this town fully, you must walk its streets. On North Water Street you will find a row of captains' houses with unequaled beauty. Many houses in Edgartown predate the whaling era. Most are private residences, but three notable ones are serving other needs. The Vincent House (built in 1672, the oldest known house on the Island) and the Thomas Cooke House are museums. The home built by Benjamin Smith in 1760 is now the office of the Vineyard Gazette.
Federated Church, built in 1828 still has the old box pews, which are entered through little doors and have narrow seats around three sides. The famous Old Whaling Church with its six massive columns commands Main Street. Built in 1843 at the height of the whaling industry, the Church was given to the Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust in 1980. It has been transformed into a performing arts center. Next door is the Dr. Daniel Fisher House, built three years before the Old Whaling Church.
In the words of Henry David Thoreau,"Cape Cod is the bared and bended arm of Massachusetts: the shoulder is at Buzzard's Bay; the elbow, or crazy-bone, at Cape Mallebarre; the wrist at Truro; and the sandy fist at Provincetown." The 40-mile seashore boasts some of the world's most beautiful white sand beaches. Buried deep in the New England sand is the story of the Mayflower and America's first settlement at Plymouth, dating back nearly 400 years.
It is a land of parabolic sand dunes, 19th-century lighthouses, shipwrecks, pilgrims, and piping plovers. The Highland cliffs tower more than 100 feet above the Atlantic, as surf casters do battle with bluefish in the waves that pound the shore. Take off your shoes and wade barefoot in the calm waters of Pleasant Bay as fiddler crabs scurry over your toes.
There are some 365 freshwater kettles on Cape Cod created by giant blocks of ice left by the last Ice Age. These ponds now nourish Cape Cod's abundant freshwater marshes, and along with saltwater marshes serve as oases for waterfowl and shorebirds. These marshlands shelter swampy forests of red maple and white cedar that are best explored by kayak and canoe.
You can easily fly into Hyannis and Provincetown on regularly scheduled daily flights from Boston. The Plymouth and Brockton Street Railway provides daily runs from Boston to Hyannis and the Outer Cape (Provincetown).