Rowley is a great place to base yourself while you are exploring North Shore as many of the city’s star attractions are nearby. The Boxford State Forest and Putnam House are amongst the many best places to explore here. Two other recommended attractions that are nearby Rowley are the John Greenleaf Whittier Homestead and Museum and the Glen Magna Farms.
To better understand North Shore, take a trip to one of its fabulous cultural destinations. Spend a quiet afternoon viewing the exhibits at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, the Salem Witch Museum and the Salem Wax Museum. Go and see a spectacular show at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall in Methuen. Popular galleries, include the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover.
For those looking to spend quality time with the kids, head to the children’s 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 out, do what the locals do and head outside to the nearby parks and reserves. Nature lovers love to hang out in places like Penguin Park in Andover and Ravenswood Park in Gloucester. There is a relaxed atmosphere here and well-designed garden beds and trees. Hit the trail and enjoy the natural reserves for which this area is famous, such as Breakheart Reservation in Saugus.
Sights such as Hammond Castle in Gloucester, the House of the Seven Gables in Salem and Schooner Adventure are well worth visiting during your time in Rowley. If you’re a history buff, the area’s past comes vividly back to life at Fort Sewall in Marblehead.
To play golf in a new setting, book a round at the Andover Country Club in Andover, the Crystal Lake Golf Club in Haverhill and the Apple Hill Golf Course in Exeter.
If you like to grab a bargain, browse the Mall at Rockingham Park in Salem.
Visitors with a passion for sports can cheer on the Lowell Spinners baseball team in summer and the Umass Lowell River Hawks in spring at Edward A. LeLacheur Park, Lowell, the city’s sporting heart and soul. Relive the match’s greatest moments with friendly locals after the game in one of the nearby pubs, clubs or bars.
When it’s time to rest up after enjoying the charms of Rowley, check in to one of the area's many bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. The Knights Inn Danvers, the Clarion Inn-Wakefield/Boston Metro and the Sheraton Colonial Boston North Hotel & Conference Center, Wakefield are among the most popular accommodation options here.