Marshalling the troops to get outside and
experience all the outdoor bounty Massachusetts has to offer is a rallying cry for
groups, too, with multi-category rewards in
every scenic corner.
For groups convening in Boston and
Cambridge, venturing north of the city into
Essex County and the Merrimack Valley,
or caravanning to Cape Cod, the state’s
Atlantic-lapped eastern reaches teem with
Founded by the late sea-loving Matthew
“Matty” Hughes, Boston Harbor Cruises is
the nation’s largest private operator of passenger vessels. With departures from Long
Wharf, right by the New England Aquarium, group options include narrated history
and other educational tours of Boston’s inner and outer harbors, whale-watching excursions and high-adrenaline rides aboard
the Codzilla powerboat. The company can
also cater functions for up to 230 people on
one of a trio of premier charter vessels.
Corporate groups can book the
three-masted schooner Thomas E. Lannon
up in Gloucester, America’s oldest fishing
port, for excursions past lighthouses, castles
and Gloucester’s historic working waterfront.
One of 116 properties across the state
In the Bay State, getting outside is often associated with heroic moments, such as Paul Revere’s heroic “midnight ride” of April 18, 1775 to raise the alarm that British forces were on the move. Last month,
the New England Patriots’ sensational comeback victory
against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI brought
the faithful out in droves across the state and region.
Tens of thousands of fans then lined Boston’s streets in
the rain and snow for the championship parade, with the
team—some going shirtless—riding in the amphibious
duck boats normally used for visitor and group tours.
CRANE BEACH, IPSWICH
By Jeff Heilman From the Appalachians to the Atlantic,
Massachusetts sets a scenic stage for groups
COAST GUARD BEACH, CAPE COD NATIONAL SEASHORE, EASTHAM