Old Sturbridge Village, the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast, depicts a rural New England town of the 1830s. Step inside more than 40 original buildings, and explore homes, meetinghouses, a district school, country store, bank, working farm, three water-powered mills, and trade shops – all situated on more than 200 scenic acres. Talk with authentically costumed historians and see heritage breed farm animals. Discover the endless ways to immerse yourself in the Village.
The Stellwagen Bank is ranked as one of the best whale-watching spots in the whole world. It has an extremely productive and diverse environment, which encourages a wide mix of marine wildlife. Around 50 recognized humpbacks return each summer routinely and, as well as whales, there is also a chance to spot other marine animals including dolphins and seals. There are plenty of whale spotting tours available in the area departing from Gloucester or Provincetown.
On the dam controlled Deerfield River, Crab Apple runs full day and half-day river trips from Mild to Wild. Raft trips are all guided by a great staff of guides who love the river and look forward to showing our guests the majesty of a river trip’s scenery, wildlife and excitement. Self-guided, half-day trips in inflatable kayaks called “Funyaks” are also very popular.