Manchester by-the-Sea


Perfectly located for those who wish to explore the local area, Grafton is a quick 5 minute drive to downtown Manchester-by-the-Sea where you’ll find shops, a picturesque working harbor, restaurants, the Manchester Historical Society, a grave yard dating back to 1661, and much more. Or, take the local train to visit the many sights in the surrounding historic towns: the memorable lighthouses and iconic fishing shacks of Rockport, the Salem Witch Museum and award-winning Peabody Essex museum of Salem, and North America's oldest working art colony and original seaport of Gloucester.  Go antiquing in Essex and then grab some fried clams, visit the grand house and beautiful grounds of Castle Hill in Ipswich, or enjoy a 35 minute train ride to Boston and walk the Freedom Trail, stroll around Harvard Square, and take in the many historical sights and museums. There is an unlimited supply of things to do.