Boston Bucket List ~North of Boston and Greater Merrimack Valley Region

Our Massachusetts lists begin to get longer today as we begin to explore the areas around Boston.


  • Hospital Point Range Light: Historic lighthouse at the end of the avenue.


  • Louisa May Alcott House: Girlhood home of Louisa May Alcott and setting of her novel: Little Women.
  • Minute Man National Historic Park: Commemorates the opening battle of the Revolutionary War.
  • North Bridge: Visit the site of the “shot heard round the world.”
  • Thoreau Farm: Birthplace of Henry David Thoreau.
  • Walden Pond State Reservation: Hike and swim on the site where Thoreau wrote Walden.


  • Eastern Point Light: Lighthouse located in the oldest seaport in America.


  • DeCordova Sculpture Park: Largest sculpture park in New England.


  • Lowell National Historic Park: Explore the water powered textile mills that helped propel the nation into the industrial age.


  • Marblehead Light: Skeletal framed lighthouse; the only one of its kind in New England.


  • Newburyport Harbor Light: Historic lighthouse located in the harbor of Newburyport.
  • Plum Island Beach: Cool off in one of the area’s most popular beaches.


  • Bakers Island Light: Historic stone lighthouse.
  • Derby Wharf Light: Square tower light.
  • New England Pirate Museum: Explore the history of pirates in a hands on way.
  • Salem Witch Museum: Explore the history of the Salem Witch Trials.
  • Winter Island Light: Old lighthouse located near Old Fort Pickering.


  • Saugus Iron Works National Historical Site: Site of the first integrated ironworks in North America.

West Townsend

  • Pearl Hill State Park: Hike in this wooded area north of the city.

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