Visit North Shore Massachusetts

Although set in Australia, “Finding Nemo” has more than a few nods to Massachusetts (more specifically, Rockport).  How many did you notice in the film? 

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COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY - Winnekenni Castle is located in the over 700-acre Winnekenni Park Conservation Area, overlooking Kenoza Lake, in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Inspired by stone buildings he saw while visiting England, Haverhill chemist Dr. James R. Nichols built it between 1873 and 1875 as a summer home, and he named it and the surrounding land “Winnekenni,” an Algonquin word meaning “very beautiful.” The city of Haverhill purchased the castle in 1895, and in 1976, the city acquired 50.8 acres of conservation land between the Castle and Lake Saltonstall. The Castle’s elaborate Victorian interior was destroyed by a fire in 1967, which led to the foundation of the Winnekenni Foundation by a group of citizens. Today, the foundation is responsible for the upkeep of the castle and the surrounding land and trails. With the help of students and faculty from Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School, they were able to complete a refurbishing and remodeling of the building.

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Pumpkins at Colby Farms, Newbury MA. 

Pumpkins at Colby Farms, Newbury MA. 

Saugus Ironworks (Saugus, MA).  Photo by Jeff Folger.

Saugus Ironworks (Saugus, MA).  Photo by Jeff Folger.

Fun Fact Friday!  
The Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, MA) is the oldest continuously-operated museum in the United States. (Photo by Timothy Hursley)

Fun Fact Friday!  

The Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, MA) is the oldest continuously-operated museum in the United States. 

(Photo by Timothy Hursley)

Have you seen the 2014 Salem Haunted Happenings guide yet?  Don’t miss out on all of the fantastic events going on during the ultimate month-long Halloween celebration - visit http://salem.org/blog/2014-guide-to-salem-haunted-happenings-now-online to view the guide online or request a physical copy!

Have you seen the 2014 Salem Haunted Happenings guide yet?  Don’t miss out on all of the fantastic events going on during the ultimate month-long Halloween celebration - visit http://salem.org/blog/2014-guide-to-salem-haunted-happenings-now-online to view the guide online or request a physical copy!

Another view of Gloucester’s harbor.
(Photo by Tina Jordan)

Another view of Gloucester’s harbor.

(Photo by Tina Jordan)

Sunflowers at Colby Farmstand (Newbury, MA). Their sunflower field is not to be missed!

Sunflowers at Colby Farmstand (Newbury, MA). Their sunflower field is not to be missed!

Sunset over Gloucester harbor (photo taken on 9/9/14).

Sunset over Gloucester harbor (photo taken on 9/9/14).

Fantastic raspberry “ice lolly” from New England Ice Lollies in Newburyport, MA.

Fantastic raspberry “ice lolly” from New England Ice Lollies in Newburyport, MA.