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2 Essex County Hidden Treasures

February often finds Essex County residents hiding out in the comfort of their cozy homes. Why spend the early weeks of 2015 going stir-crazy when you can get out and enjoy some overlooked local gems? Don’t let the cold hold you prisoner. Take advantage of the lack of crowds at some hidden treasures in and around Andover.

The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA - Andover Dental Group

Image Courtesy of Peabody Essex Museum

In Salem, attractions related to the infamous seventeenth-century witch trials get all the attention. The Peabody Essex Museum lets you shift your focus away from this dark period in time to American art and its relationship to how we live. PEM’s permanent collection contains many objects dating back to the eighteenth century, including its renowned displays of artifacts from the area’s fascinating maritime history.

Peabody Essex Museum is located at East India Square, 161 Essex St, Salem, Massachusetts 01970.

Visit the Ward Reservation in Andover, MA - Andover Dental Group

Image Courtesy of The Trustee of Reservations

Ward Reservation in Andover is a Trustees of Reservations property. As such, this well-preserved yet overlooked Essex County resource holds the same timeless appeal in 2015 as its nearly 10 miles of trails and roads held centuries ago. The views of the Boston skyline add a thoroughly modern dimension to this stunning New England attraction. Here are just a few reasons to visit this overlooked Essex County gem:

  •  Admission-free
  •  Dog-friendly
  •  Views of the Merrimack Valley
  •  An escape from the crowds of busy Boston
  •  Conveniently located near Boston and routes 93 and 495

Its solstice stones mark the seasonal equinox and solstice points, as well as the cardinal points of the compass and the highest point in Essex County. Whether in February or June, visitors can connect with nature while enjoying spectacular views of the city.

Ward Reservation is located at Prospect Road over 704 acres of Andover and North Andover, MA.

After your next dental visit to Andover Dental Group, take some time for yourself and enjoy one of our many hidden gems.

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