Cape Ann Winterlife

Cape Ann WinterLife – A Time to Rest, Recharge and Rejoice

When you think of Cape Ann, it’s not unusual for summertime beaches, fishing boats and our many wonderful artists to come to mind. You can still enjoy all of this throughout the winter – along with many of our shops and galleries, our museums and attractions, our restaurants and night spots. In fact, some of what is best about Cape Ann is even better this time of year. This is Cape Ann WinterLife.
All of Cape Ann is beautiful with the snow and frost as a backdrop – from Gloucester’s famed Man at the Wheel to Rockport’s picturesque harbor and village shops & galleries, from the marshes and riverfronts of Essex to Manchester’s downtown shops and Masconomo Park.
For some, Cape Ann provides a much-needed break after the holidays – the perfect spot to rest up and recharge. For many, Cape Ann is an antidote for cabin fever – without having to head south for spring break! And for others, Cape Ann is a place to take an art class, photograph winter’s splendor, or roam the beaches and marshes with fellow birders.

Cape Ann Winter

No matter what inspires you – and no matter what the weather — Cape Ann has so much to see and do during the winter months. On a snowy day, bundle up and enjoy the wintery scenes along our beautiful shores. Stroll through our downtown streets and historic neighborhoods or explore woodland walking trails and seaside parks.
And no matter how you spend your day, you can settle into one of our many Cape Ann restaurants for a quiet lunch or dinner, or enjoy a cocktail while taking in our vibrant live music scene, which continues through the winter season.
Other reasons to visit are the winter holidays – Valentine’s Day, President’s Day Weekend and Saint Patrick’s Day and more. Come for a weekend get-away at one of our many year-round inns, or celebrate and rejoice with family and friends.
Check out this page on the Cape Ann Chamber website for a schedule of events around these special dates, along with other activities planned for the winter months.
As you can see, while you may not be wearing shorts and flip-flops, you can still enjoy Cape Ann WinterLife — the beaches and downtown shops, the fishermen and artists, the seafood and the regional cuisine and all that Cape Ann offers year round.
Winter on Cape Ann
Winter in Rockport

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