A Brief History of Gloucester, MA
Coastal Byway Miles: 23.9 Miles
The English started the settlement of Gloucester due to the abundance of codfish off the coast. In fact, too many, Gloucester is known as America’s first seaport. Since then, Gloucester fishermen and their seafood products have become world-famous. Over the years, the city’s scenic beauty and culture has also attracted a vibrant artistic community.
Exploring Gloucester From The Byway
There is so much to do and see in Gloucester, MA that you will surely have to make many return trips to see it all! Right off the Scenic Byway, visitors can enjoy scenic walking trails, beautiful beaches, harbor tours, and six lighthouses. Gloucester also has vibrant cultural districts brimming with local art galleries, seafood restaurants, museums, and much more.