BOSTON'S NORTH SHORE
The North Shore, which extends from Boston to the New Hampshire border, is a diverse and beautiful place known for great dining, fascinating museums, and a host of recreational activities. Distances are short, prices are reasonable, and the people are friendly and welcoming. Our Atlantic coastline is rich in history, seafood, shopping, water adventures, hiking, biking, theater, and more – all in a picture-perfect setting that has been inspiring artists and Hollywood producers for years.
5- TO 10-MINUTE DRIVE
Visit downtown Beverly for dining, shopping, or local entertainment, or visit Beverly Farms and Manchester-by-the-Sea for their charming shops. Golfers can practice their skills at a local driving range or enjoy a round of golf at some of the many 9- and 18-hole courses in the area. Just across the bridge from Beverly is the famed “Witch City” of Salem, home to the world-renowned Peabody Essex Museum, House of Seven Gables, and other tourist attractions. Relax on a sunset cruise on board a schooner, or take the Salem Ferry, a 45-minute boat ride to Boston that docks next to the Boston Aquarium and near the famed North End.
WITHIN A 20-MINUTE DRIVE
Marblehead, known as the Yachting Capital of the World, is a quintessential New England town complete with cafes and upscale shopping boutiques. The region is the birthplace of both the United States Navy and the United States Coast Guard. A ride to Gloucester, America’s oldest fishing port, takes you to its active fishing piers, seafood restaurants, beaches, or the Rocky Neck artists’ colony.
WITHIN A 30- TO 40-MINUTE DRIVE
Newburyport offers unique shopping, fine dining, arts and culture, charming inns, and breathtaking scenic beauty. In the summer you can take a harbor tour or a whale watch, sun yourself on the beaches of Plum Island, enjoy a free summer concert, or stroll through boutiques and museums. And, of course, there’s Boston. Easy accessible by train, car, or ferry, the city is affectionately known as “America’s Walking City.” Stroll the Freedom Trail or wander the Emerald Necklace. Shoppers will love Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the high-end boutiques on Newbury Street, and summer sports fans should try to catch a Red Sox game at Fenway Park!
LOCAL AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUMS
We are fortunate to have various automotive museums participate at the Misselwood Concours d’Elegance. If you are around for the weekend or plan to extend your stay within New England, make sure to stop by these museums to see firsthand their beautiful collections.
- The Owls Head Museum of Transportation is home to a world-class operating collection of rare antique automobiles, aircraft, motorcycles, bicycles, engines and more. Open year round, the museum can be visited between 10am and 5pm, seven days a week. More info at: www.owlshead.org
- The Heritage Museums and Gardens features more than thirty of the finest antique American automobiles. Featured cars include a 1909 White Steam Car which was part of the first official White House automobile fleet and a 1931 Duesenberg Model J Derham Tourster that belonged to popular Hollywood star Gary Cooper. More info at: www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org
A Concours d'Elegance (from French meaning a competition of elegance) dates back to 17th Century French aristocracy, who paraded horse-drawn carriages in the parks of Paris during summer weekends and holidays. Over time, carriages became horseless and the gatherings became a competition among automobile owners to be judged on the appearance of their automobiles.
Organized on the last weekend of July, be part of our Misselwood Concours d’Elegance, an event of style, elegance and excellence featuring some of the best cars and motorcycles around.