This past weekend was my first visit to Cape Ann and the town of Gloucester (America’s Oldest Seaport). Cape Ann is a rocky cape in northeastern Massachusetts and forms the northern edge of Massachusetts Bay. I think it is one of the prettiest coastlines in all of Massachusetts.
Cape Ann’s four communities: Gloucester, Rockport, Essex and Manchester-by-the-Sea, are home to fishermen, artists, merchants and writers. It’s a great mix of culture and small-town charm. Every curve of the rugged coastline offers harbors, lighthouses, islands, beaches, quarries, inlets and coves.
I was particularly taken with the village of Annisquam, a small waterfront neighborhood located in the City of Gloucester. On Memorial Day we had a picnic on “Lighthouse Beach” in Annisquam and dinned on delicious BLTs- my idea of heaven.