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Things To Do in Gloucester, Massachusetts

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Things To Do in Gloucester, Massachusetts


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Gloucester Things to Do

Gloucester, Massachusetts is a major summer destination, thanks to its location on the water in Cape Ann. Visitors flock there all summer to have fun on the water and is known for its fishing industry.

Do Some Whale Watching

Gloucester has multiple whale watching companies that will take you out on the water to find the majestic creatures. In many cases, they will swim right up next to your boat, giving you a great look at them up close.

An Organist’s Castle

The creator of the Hammond Organ is from Gloucester. He had a castle built with parts from other castles all over the world. The castle is on the edge of the harbor and has an interesting look thanks to the different styles that are combined in its design. Perhaps Hammond’s ingenuity and creativity are what helped him create all his great musical inventions. It is one of the only castles in the United States and can be toured every day of the week.

Twin Lighthouses

On Thatcher Island in the middle of Cape Ann, sits twin lighthouses. They are easily visible from Rockport Beach.

Take a Cruise

One of the most relaxing things you can do in Gloucester is to take a cruise on a sailboat, often referred to as “schooners. There are multiple different options available when it comes to what kind of cruise you want to take, including a lobster bake themed cruise. The cruises often have live entertainment and they run from late May until mid-October. You must make reservations to get on one of these cruises, but the must be made within the two weeks preceding the day you would like to go.

Half Moon Beach

Half Moon Beach is a relaxing area that is great for adults and children. Most people go there during the day to relax and watch the ships go in and out. The beach is free, but there is a $10 paid parking lot across the located conveniently across the street from the beach. This is an ideal place to take your family on a picnic while you are taking a summer vacation in Gloucester.

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