Many of Merrimack Valley’s attractions are located close to Haverhill, making it a popular place to stay or visit on a day trip. Two attractions that should be on every visitor’s itinerary is the wonderful John Greenleaf Whittier Homestead and Museum and the iconic Crystal Lake Golf Club. Two other popular spots within a short distance of Haverhill are the Atkinson Country Golf Course and the Mall at Rockingham Park.
Be sure to visit some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make this region the special place it is. In particular, you should make sure you check out the Robert S. Peabody Museum in Andover. Experience the region’s best and brightest performing live at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall in Methuen. Enjoy the fascinating artworks at the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover.
If you are looking for family fun, make a bee-line for the various child-friendly attractions. Bring the children to a visit to the Andover Bird Sanctuary in Andover, and get a glimpse of some fascinating creatures.
If the sun is shining get into the great outdoors and appreciate the nearby parks and reserves. Leave the busy streets behind and enjoy the sounds of children playing in public parks and gardens such as Penguin Park in Andover. Grab your camera and explore the well-used ecological preserves for which this area is well known, such as the Boxford State Forest in Andover.
If you have a passion for golf, visit the Andover Country Club in Andover. It's a perfect way to get out and enjoy the outdoors.
Haverhill has a long and proud sporting history. Join local fans at nearby Edward A. LeLacheur Park, Lowell, home to the Lowell Spinners baseball team in summer and the Umass Lowell River Hawks in spring. Relive the match’s highlights over a few drinks with local sports fanatics after the final whistle blows in one of the nearby watering holes.
Finding somewhere convenient to base yourself around the Haverhill area is easy. Check out the rooms and rates at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Andover, the La Quinta Inn & Suites Salem, or the Red Roof Inn Salem.