Cape Ann’s four coastal communities each have their own unique downtown shopping areas. Explore treasure-filled antique and gift shops in Essex along the Essex River. Discover the heart of historic Gloucester on Main and Rogers streets, Lexington Avenue and Rocky Neck. Indulge in the galleries in Rockport and add to your art collection, or leisurely weave in and out of Manchester-by-the-Sea’s numerous harborside shops. Each town reflects thew talent and personalities of the area’s artists and shop owners.