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The “Your Massachusetts” campaign has been launched by Massachusetts to encourage regional travel. You may “summer” in Massachusetts anyway you like: with friends or family, in the city or on the beach, looking for tranquility or an adrenaline thrill. Your Massachusetts is waiting as the top spot in New England providing thrills, connections with others, and novel experiences. The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism has provided numerous sample itineraries for regional travelers as part of the recently launched Your Massachusetts program.
Here are a few examples of summertime activities and events, organized by region:
Cape Cod and the Islands: The African American Heritage Trail of Martha’s Vineyard recently added two new stops: “Esther’s Story” (site #33), which describes the valor of an enslaved woman who escaped from the sloop Endeavor in Edgartown Harbor, and the “Nameless Trail” (site #32), which was made by students at Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School.
Central Massachusetts: To commemorate its 300th birthday, the City of Worcester, which became a town on June 14, 1722, will have festivities all year long.
Greater Boston: Boston’s Harborwalk Terrace and Rowes Wharf Sea Grille are hosting the 23rd season of the Summer in the City Entertainment Series. On the hotel’s floating barge stage, several musicians perform every night from Tuesday through Thursday. For the first time since 2019, Movies by Moonlight is now available on Fridays.
Amesbury Carriage Museum’s new Industrial History Center, located in the city’s historic Upper Millyard, honors the city’s rich industrial legacy and is located north of Boston.
The South Shore Irish Heritage Trail, which was recently established, recognizes the contributions that Irish and Irish-Americans contributed to South Shore culture. Weymouth, Hingham, Hull, Cohasset, Scituate, Marshfield, Duxbury, Kingston, and Plymouth are the nine towns that the trail passes through.
Western Massachusetts: The Boston Symphony Orchestra, which will celebrate the 90th birthday of one of its most cherished personalities, John Williams, on August 22, is once again based at Tanglewood in Lenox this summer.