Marblehead, with its six yacht clubs and 1,200 moored boats, is often called the “Yachting Center of the World”. The racing sailboats are a major draw bringing spectators daily to Marblehead’s lighthouse and Castle Rock on the “Neck”. Even in the winter, the long-standing tradition of “frostbiting” is still alive with sailboats racing in the harbor every Sunday afternoon. Harbor Wharfs Condos are located within an easy walk to Abbot Hall (“Spirit of “76” original painting), the Old Town House (one block up State Street), Crocker Park’s elevated wide-angle view of the harbor (a few steps up Front Street), historic Fort Sewell (east end of Front Street), and Old Burial Hill with its grave stones dating back to the 1600’s as well as distant views toward Cape Ann and coastal islands.
The neighboring city of Salem, once America’s wealthiest city with its clipper ship barons, has many attractions such as The House of 7 Gables, The Witch Museum (and other Halloween activities), and the Peabody Essex Museum
Only slightly further afield, visitors to Marblehead will find many destinations of interest such as river cruises in Essex, harbor and schooner cruises in Gloucester, picturesque Rockport, and of course the city of Boston. Follow the Freedom Trail to the Paul Revere House, the U.S Constitution (“Old Ironsides”), the Old North Church, and more (www.bostonusa.com). Take a day trip to Cape Cod’s Provincetown by ferry or a Duck Boat cruise around Boston (www.allbostontours.com). Get into Boston in several ways: Salem High Speed Ferry or by commuter rail from Salem, or by bus to Wonderland – bus stop at top of State Street – (www.mbta.com). One can also drive to Wonderland (approx. 20 min. by car) and board the Blue Line for all destinations in Boston.