Haverhill is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts
, United States. Haverhill has played a role in nearly every era of American history
, from the initial colonial settlement, to the French and Indian Wars, and the American Revolutionary and Civil Wars. The history is reflected in the wealth of lodging and accommodations ranging from homely vacation rentals to cozy condo rentals.
The town has a number of historical sites
not to be missed. Tattersall Farm is a nature conservation area located at 542 North Broadway. The farm offers working hayfields, rolling meadows, and miles of trails available for walking, jogging and cross-country skiing. Visitors will find accommodation, vacation rental and condo rental options dotted around the farm.
The Winnekenni Castle built by Dr. James R. Nichols
, a brilliant chemist and agriculturist who bought the Darling Farm, which sat on a hill overlooking Kenoza Lake to use for his experiments with chemical fertilizers. In 1872 he visited England and was inspired by their long-standing stone structures and subsequently build his summer home and named it Winnekenni Castle.
The Buttonwoods Museum managed by the Haverhill Historical Society is an historic site overlooking the Merrimack River.
From Native American settlement to the present, the Buttonwoods Museum tells the story of life in the Merrimack Valley
. Visit the John Ward House, the Duncan House and the Daniel Hunkins Shoe Shop. Experience the hands-on education and outreach programs that make this unique history come alive for people of all ages.
For visitors staying in any of the accommodations or vacation rentals in Haverhill downtown will see that Washington Square captures the pulse of what's happening
in Haverhill. It's where residents catch up with each other-at the post office, stores, banks, restaurants and taverns. For antique collectors, they can hunt for treasures at the antique market-place then explore the extending numerous antique shops that dot the city. Shoppers can browse the growing number of specialty stores that reside in the city's brick-walled business district.
Downtown Haverhill is also home to restaurants offering many types of cuisine, from Italian to traditional American pub fare.
Grab a quick lunch or linger over a quiet dinner while enjoying a pleasant river view.
Haverhill boasts many recreational opportunities year round.
Celebrate spring while you improve your swing on one of Haverhill's four 18-hole golf courses. Learn to sail at Lake Saltonstall. Hike trails along the Merrimack River on a crisp fall day. Eight lakes and ponds attract fishermen during the warm months and become playgrounds for figure skaters and hockey players in the winter. Joggers and horseback riders explore miles of beautiful trails at Winnekenni Basin and Recreational Area.
The area really offers a wonderful recreational, shopping and historic experience and the various accommodation and vacation rental choices will not disappoint.