Discover Cape Ann with a self-guided drive along the scenic waterfront! Enjoy the vistas, beaches, and natural beauty of this quintessential New England coastline at your own pace. Visit the famous Fisherman's Memorial, beautiful Beauport, and the scenic Harborwalk, all while diving into the stories of Massachusetts of days past. The roundtrip tour through Gloucester and Rockport also visits Fort Point, Eastern Point Lighthouse, Bearskin Neck, Halibut Point State Park, and more.
Once you book, you'll have access to the tour immediately. It's valid until your selected Travel Date plus 30 days, so you don't have to worry if travel plans change or weather intervenes!
Glouchester Visitor Center at Stage Fort Park, 24 Hough Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930
Scenic Cape Ann Driving Tour in Gloucester and Rockport
1 - 2 hours
Stop 1 - Welcome
Stop 25 : Motif #1
I was asked to drive some visitors around Cape Ann – – where I live – – and show them the sites. But they wanted to know all the interesting historical details that I did not necessarily know. I found this app mentioned on TripAdvisor; downloaded it and bought the Cape Ann self-guided tour. It was exactly what I needed. I used the audible version, it played across my Bluetooth speaker as we drove around to the different sites, and gave us all those little historical tidbits that made them happy. Great idea and worked well.
Helpful little App
We spend an enjoyable afternoon driving from Gloucester, MA to Rockport and back. We used the App and it told us little stories and tut bits. It pointed out where we might wish to stop or suggested a walk to a point of interest.
Definitely added value to our trip and we came back after having learnt something new. For less than $5, it’s a bargain!
Self Driving Tour of Cape Ann MA
Stop and view scenery and historic sites at your own pace. Wouldn’t have discovered the sites and
tidbits of history without this audio tour.
Great for (somewhat) locals too
As someone who has been to Rockport many, many times, I still found this an enjoyable and useful addition. You start the drive at the Visitor Center and follow the coast in a circular fashion until you are (almost) back at the start. As you drive, you hear different “pins” - points of interest. These tell you about the history of the region, or some interesting thing that happened there, or about some beaches nearby. The pleasant voice and compelling stories make the whole drive quite enjoyable. If you have any kids, it’ll keep them entertained, which is a huge benefit!
This app offers a fully-guided experience - just like a local giving you a personalized, turn-by-turn tour of Cap Ann. It’s GPS-enabled and works offline
Great connections to the surrounding landscape.
I enjoyed the commentary and how well it connected with the surrounding landmarks and area. Plenty
of places to get out and see up close.
Social distance fun
The tour was great and wonderful to spend the day out of the heat! The app did have a few issues
when I lost cell service but I would definitely do this tour again!