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Things to Do on Cape Ann

While we are all staying at home to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus, take a little break to take a virtual escape with us. Atlantic Vacation Homes has collected a variety of virtual experiences to explore Cape Ann’s cultural, historical, and natural world from the comforts of your own home. Warmer and brighter days are on the horizon and we look forward to seeing you again this summer! 

Explore the Cape Ann Museum Online

Take a virtual tour of the Museum and experience the Cape Ann Museum through a variety of digital experiences. Check out past lectures on the Museum's video page. Explore the works of Fitz Henry Lane and read publications of the Cape Ann Museum online.

Go On A Virtual Whale Watch

Cape Ann Whale Watch based in Gloucester, Massachusetts offers an awe-inspiring experience guaranteed with whale sightings on every trip. Have a whale of a time watching this video.

For Your Listening (and Watching) Pleasure

Rockport Music is hosting its Midday Music Series featuring virtual past performances on Tuesdays and Fridays at noon! Watch videos selected from their archive of performances at the Shalin Liu Performance Center on posted on Rockport Music's Facebook and Instagram pages.

Discover the Schooner Adventure

Built in 1926 in Essex, Mass, the Schooner Adventure was designed as a “knockabout” without a bowsprit for the safety of the crew. Her rich history includes fishing in the Grand Banks of the North Atlantic, converted to a windjammer for passenger cruising, and now is a maritime treasure as a National Historic Landmark. Enjoy this 2-minute video by Searchlight Films, which gives a glimpse of Adventure’s dory fishing years.

Essex County Greenbelt - Osprey Cam is Live!

Resident nesters Annie and Squam have returned to the nest and have to prepare it to produce a clutch of eggs. Since 2008, Essex County Greenbelt has focused on Osprey conversation, and the Greenbelt's Osprey Cam is located on one of its salt marshes in Gloucester. Catch the live cam to follow Annie and Squam and see what hatches in the 2020 season.

Coastal Treasure: "One City's Resiliency" 

Northshore Magazine's latest issue features Gloucester! Read the article One City's Resiliency in the digital edition and learn how this hardworking and determined community is "staying the course" during the COVID-19 pandemic. There is also an article on the Cape Ann Museum's planned expansion and a list of "Favorite Spots" that features many of our own Cape Ann faves.

Peabody Essex Museum - #PEMfromHome

Discover the world of art and other treasures at Salem's Peabody Essex Museum through the #PEMfromHome initiative. The Museum has curated a variety of digital content and experiences for you to explore, such as a virtual tour to view their collection, and ways to get creative at home


Where to Stay on Cape Ann

Atlantic Vacation Homes offers a wide variety of vacation rental homes across Cape Ann that would be perfect for your next North of Boston getaway. To book your accommodations, simply view available vacation rentals and enter your desired dates to get a quote. You can also call toll-free at (855) 853-9143 to speak with a Guest Experience Specialist.


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