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Northshore June/July 2023

Northshore magazine showcases the best that the North Shore of Boston, MA has to offer.

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102 dinner and drinks alfresco. Some of our favorite local spots with outdoor dining include C.K. Pearl in Essex, FRANK in Beverly, Talise in Gloucester, and Grove at the Briar Bar Inn in Rowley. Head to Gloucester's Summer Concert Series On Sunday evenings throughout July and August, head to the bandstand at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester for free, live music from a different band each week. Bring your own chairs and hear Big Band, Beatles, or country music overlooking Gloucester Harbor—July shows start at 7 p.m. and August shows start at 6:30 p.m. Take a Trip to a Museum Between the Peabody Essex Museum, the Cape Ann Museum, the Hammond Castle Museum, the House of the Seven Gables, the Wenham Museum, and more, there's no shortage of world-class museums on the North Shore. This summer, check out As We Rise: Photography from the Black Atlantic at the PEM or Edward Hopper & Cape Ann: Illuminating an American Landscape at the CAM. Hear Live Music at Blue Ocean Music Hall The intimate music venue right on Salisbury Beach hosts a string of live shows Shalin Liu in Rockport for the 42nd annual Rockport Chamber Music Festival featuring world-renowned classical artists. Rent a Kayak Get out on the water this summer and rent a kayak or stand-up paddle board for the day to explore one of the North Shore's many beaches, rivers, or ponds. Check out Plum Island Kayak or Coast to Coast Paddle for rentals. Dine Alfresco Take advantage of both the weather and the area's culinary scene this summer and grab Woodman's of Essex PHOTOGRAPHS BY SHAWN HENRY, BY SHUTTERSTOCK (OPPOSITE PAGE) Eat Lobster Summertime is lobster season, and the North Shore is one of the best spots in the country to get your fill of the sweet crustacean. Check out Bob Lobster in Newbury or Woodman's in Essex for a lobster roll, or pick up some fresh lobsters and have a clambake at home.

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