Interesting Places To Visit In Massachusetts

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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is a state in New England area of the northeastern USA. It has a population of 6.4 millions, most of whom live in the Boston metropolitan region. Massachusetts has historical significance because Plymouth in Massachusetts was the second permanent English settlement in North America. In the 1620s and 1630s the English colonists founded many villages and towns here.

Massachusetts is bounded by New Hampshire and Vermont to the north, by New York to the west, by Connecticut and Rhode Island to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Most of Massachusetts is uplands of metamorphic rock which was scraped by Pleistocene glaciers which deposited outwash and moraine on a huge, sandy peninsula shaped like an arm, called Cape Cod, and the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard to the south of Cape Cod. The highest point in Massachusetts is Mount Greylock (3,491 ft or 1,064 m) at the northwest corner of the state.

Salem is surely one of the most interesting places to visit in Massachusetts as you’ll get to hear about America’s sad and somewhat frightening history. In 1692 the hysterics of two young girls led to the Salem witch trials. Even though witch trials were quite frequent at that time, these were famous because 24 people died in the end. There are many museums dedicated to the Salem witch trials such as the Peabody Essex Museum, the Witch Dungeon Museum and the Salem Witch Museum.

Gloucester and Rockport are located in Cape Ann and these towns offer tourists real fishing communities, art communities, beautiful beaches, whale watches and even more.

Martha’s Vineyard certainly falls among interesting places to see in Massachusetts. It is a charming island and has always been a popular tourist holiday spot. You should take a ferry from Wood's Hole and then explore the sand dunes, New England architecture and cranberry bogs of Martha's Vineyard on your own. If you’ve already been to Martha's Vineyard, then you could also visit Nantucket instead.

Mount Greylock has been a source of inspiration for American writers for a long time. The protected lands include 12,000 acres and also the highest point of Massachusetts. The other features consist of the Bascom Lodge, more than 70 hiking trails and views which are out of this world. There is also access to the Appalachian trial through this park, so if you're interested in hiking a portion of it, you can do so with ease. If you ask for interesting places to visit in Massachusetts, this is definitely one.

You should go see the dunes at Cape Cod’s National Seashore which is a seashore protected by the government. It is an amazing sight to see more than 40,000 acres of dunes covering about 40 miles and running the entire length of Cape Cod. What would be the best way to explore this is to hire a bicycle and ride along the old Indian trail and enjoy the beautiful views, the salt air and the frothy waves. You shall also see some old New England wealth when you pass by historic mansions and towns.

There are plenty of interesting places to visit in Massachusetts with its numerous museums and beautiful beaches, and you could visit it many times and yet not see everything it has to offer.

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