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Essex County, MA

Parks

  • Essex National Heritage Area - a 550-square mile area between the Atlantic Coast and the Merrimack Valley.
  • Salem Maritime National Historic Site - the first National Historic Site in the National Park System, was established to preserve and interpret the maritime history of New England and the United States.
  • Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site - the site of the first integrated ironworks in North America, 1646-1668.
  • Bradley Palmer State Park - 721-acre former estate features pine needled paths, acres of sunny rolling meadows and spectacular rhododendrons which line old carriage roads.
  • Georgetown Rowley State Forest - 1,112 acre forest offers a variety of year-round activities including horseback riding, hiking, walking, hunting, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling.
  • Great Brook Farm State Park - stands as a jewel in northern Massachusetts!
  • Halibut Point State Park - a uniquely beautiful coastal seascape.
  • Lawrence Heritage State Park - a restored boarding house with two floors of interactive exhibits tells the tale of Lawrence, one of the nation's first planned industrial cities.
  • Maudslay State Park - the Maudslay park features 19th century gardens and plantings, rolling meadows, towering pines, and one of the largest naturally-occurring stands of mountain laurel in Massachusetts.
  • Salisbury Beach State Reservation - is one of the state's most popular ocean beaches. This 521-acre park offers swimming, boating, fishing and camping, and is very popular with trailer campers.
  • Sandy Point State Reservation - is at the very southern tip of Plum Island, a classic Atlantic Ocean barrier island. The 77-acre park is among the state's most beautiful and popular coastal beaches.
  • Willowdale State Forest - 40 miles of trails and fishing and boating on 100 acre Hood Pond.

Transportation

Entertainment

  • Imagine Studios
  • Lowell Folk Festival
  • Merrimack Repertory Theatre - presents an exciting mix of contemporary and new plays in historic downtown Lowell, bringing more than 6500 people into the city each month from September through May.
  • North Shore Arts Association The North Shore Arts Association, believing in the importance of American Art, is committed to advancing it in every way possible.
  • North Shore Music Theatre NSMT annually produces 7 musical production, 1 Shakespeare production, 2 dozen celebrity concerts, and 10 children's shows.
  • Peabody Essex Museum
  • Rockport Art Association - was founded in 1921 as an artist cooperative and social gathering place for artists and art lovers.
  • Rocky Neck Art Colony - is made up of over thirty galleries, shops and restaurants, open seasonally from mid-May to mid-October. The artists themselves run most of the galleries, so you can talk to them about their art and often see them at work.
Middlesex County, MA

Parks

Law Enforcement

  • Middlesex County Fire Departments
  • Middlesex District Attorney The true essence of what we do is to protect and serve the public, fight for victims, and speak for those who otherwise would have no voice. It is a mission we pursue and perform with focus, with passion, and with the utmost dedication.
  • Middlesex Sheriff's Office The Middlesex Sheriff's Office provides a secure, safe and humane environment for both staff and offenders. Our commitment to public safety is to improve the quality of life in the community through public awareness, reintegration and by exercising our core beliefs of professionalism, respect, fairness and integrity

Hospitals

Transportation

Entertainment

  • American Repetory Theatre
  • Brattle Theatre and the Brattle Film Foundation - has been Boston's unofficial film school since 1953. We screen the best in classic, cutting-edge and world cinema with a different double feature almost every day.
  • Cambridge Municipal Art Centre (CMAC) - is a non-profit corporation founded as a result of the Cambridge City Council's decision to create an arts center.
  • Middlesex Canal Museum
  • The Semitic Museum - was founded in 1889, and moved into its present location in 1903. It originally was the home of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, a departmental library, a repository for research collections, a public educational institute, and a center for archaeological exploration.
  • Susi's A Gallery for Children - offers a collection of whimsical, colorful art including a wide selection of jewelry, clocks, furniture, picture frames, clothing, mobiles, paintings, and prints. All of the art we show are hand-crafted by artists from all over the country.
  • Zoo New England Zoo New England's mission is to inspire people to protect and sustain the natural world for future generations by creating fun and engaging experiences that integrate wildlife and conservation programs, research, and education.
Suffolk County, MA

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Worcester County, MA

Parks

  • Quinsigamond State Park - consists of two sites located on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester: Regatta Point and Lake Park. The 25 acre Regatta Point area offers facilities for swimming, sailing, picnicking and fishing. The area is used extensively for sailing and rowing crew regattas
  • Lake Dennison Recreation Area - is a section of the Army Corps of Engineers Birch Hill Flood Control Project. The Department of Conservation and Recreation , via Otter River State Park staff, manages 4,221 acres of Corp land for recreational use. Located in Winchendon, the park has 150 campsites. There is a swimming beach on Lake Dennison.
  • Southwick's Zoo
Berkshire County, MA Norfolk County, MA

Hospitals

Parks

  • Adams National Historical Park - is located in the City of Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, approximately ten miles south of Boston. The Park comprises 11 historic structures and a cultural landscape totaling almost 14 acres.
  • John F Kennedy National Historic Site - preserves the birthplace in 1917 and boyhood home of the 35th President of the United States.
  • Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site - Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) is recognized as the founder of American landscape architecture and the nation's foremost parkmaker. Olmsted moved his home to suburban Boston in 1883 and established at "Fairsted" the world's first full-scale professional office for the practice of landscape design.
  • Blue Hills Trailside Museum - indoor exhibits feature wildlife you may see while exploring the reservation's 150 miles of trails. Outside the museum, stroll through exhibits featuring native wildlife such as red foxes, white-tailed deer, river otters, and a snowy owl.

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Franklin County, MA Nantucket County, MA Bristol County, MA

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Law Enforcement

Parks

  • Demarest Lloyd State Park This park is one of the best kept secrets in the Massachusetts forest and park system. Here, an 1800-foot saltwater beach is backed by rambling hills of beach grass and shaded, grassy picnic sites. A broad, scenic marsh lines the Slocum River on the park's eastern edge.
  • Dighton Rock State Park An 11-foot-high "glacial erratic" boulder known as Dighton Rock once rested on the shore of the Taunton River adjacent to this park. Covered with petroglyphs, carved designs of ancient and uncertain origin, the rock is now installed in a small museum.
  • Fort Phoenix State Reservation One of the smaller parks in Massachusetts, Fort Phoenix State Reservation combines historic features, scenic views and a variety of recreational facilities.
  • Freetown-Fall River State Forest
  • Horseneck Beach State Reservation Located at the western end of Buzzards Bay, the sandy, southwest-facing, 2-mile long beach is breezy all year round, providing excellent wind surfing and a dependable respite from sweltering inland temperatures every summer. The combination of ocean beach and estuary habitat makes Horseneck one of the premier birding locations in New England.

Transportation

  • DATTCO DATTCO's operations are divided into three primary divisions: The School Bus Division, the Motor Coach Group, and the Sales & Service Division.
  • Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GATRA) provides comprehensive quality public transportation services to meet the mobility needs of people throughout 23 member communities. These communities include; Attleboro, Bellingham, Berkley, Carver, Dighton, Foxborough, Franklin, Kingston, Lakeville, Mansfield, Medway, Middleborough, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Norton, Plainville, Plymouth, Raynham, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Taunton, Wareham and Wrentham.
  • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
  • New Bedford Regional Airport
  • Southeastern Regional Transit Authority We provide public transit to the following communities: Acushnet; Dartmouth; Fairhaven; Fall River; Freetown; Mattapoisett; New Bedford; Swansea; Somerset; Westport
  • Steamship Authority Since 1818, the vessels of the Steamship Authority and its predecessors have been traveling the waters of Woods Hole and Martha's Vineyard as well as Hyannis and Nantucket.
  • Taunton Municipal Airport

Enterntaiment

  • Barrel of Music Productions Barrel of Music Productions present concerts of the finest folk and acoustic music in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The presentations vary widely from traditional American to pop-contemporary to world and ethnic.
  • Buttonwood Park Zoo
  • Coastal Wine Trail
  • Feast of the Blessed Sacrament The largest Portuguese festival I the US, authentic Portuguese food, drink and entertainment. Parade
  • New Bedford Festival Theatre If the excitement, color and spectacle of Broadway musicals is what you're looking for, look no further. We offer the finest in musical theatre production in Southeastern, MA.
  • New Bedford Whaling National Historical Parks New Bedford was the mid 19th century's preeminent whaling port and for a time "the richest city in the world." Come stroll down cobblestone streets, visit the world's largest whaling museum, tour a whaling merchant's home and whaleman's chapel, and walk a 19th century schooner's decks. Walk in the footsteps of Herman Melville and Frederick Douglass and learn about a remarkable era.
  • Old Colony Historical Society Old Colony Historical Society is a private, non-profit institution whose mission is to preserve the history of the Taunton region and to share this history with our audience, inspiring in them a sense of community as they shape the future.
  • The Children's Museum in Easton The Children's Museum in Easton (CME) is an educational, cultural, and social learning center for children and families with a primary focus on children ages 1-8.
  • Your Theatre, Inc.
  • Zeiterion Theatre