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Check out Cape Ann!

There is another world beyond the South Shore that many of us may not be aware of.  New Year’s Day we headed up to Cape Ann, the North Shore’s answer to our Cape Cod.

I will concede that Cape Ann is smaller and less touristy but it’s a cool spot with tons of history, beauty and charm.

We checked out the Fishermen’s Memorial in Gloucester and read several of the names on the plaques that surround the park where it resides. There are also several beaches and harbors that house the massive fishing fleet.

Up the road is Rockport, which is surprisingly similar to Provincetown on Cape Cod.  There are small, tight streets lined with artsy shops and beautiful views of the Atlantic.

 

We also snapped some photos of Motif #1, one of the most often painted buildings in America. I wish we were able to spend more time there!