A quiet escape from busy city life is often just a short car ride away. Or in my case, make that a short boat ride away. Last weekend, my family and I dug into our Salem bucket list and decided to check off nearby Bakers Island. This local spot had been on our radar for quite a while, but for some reason, we had never made it out for a visit. With a charming lighthouse, gorgeous views, and a peaceful atmosphere, the island did not disappoint.

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Have you visited Bakers Island or any of the other islands off the coast of the North Shore? If so, please tell us all about your experience. You can find out more about booking a trip to visit the lighthouse at the Bakers Island Light website and the Essex National Heritage Area Facebook page. The Massachusetts North Shore is also full of many other beautiful lighthouses, including the nearby Marblehead Lighthouse in Marblehead and the twin lighthouses on Thatcher Island in Rockport. If you want to view multiple lighthouses in one trip, I suggest taking this fun Cape Ann Self-Guided Driving Tour.

 

 

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