- 1 Haverhill — This former industrial milltown is experiencing a renaissance of sorts.
- 2 Lawrence — A bustling majority Spanish city with strong ties to the labor movement.
- 3 Lowell — the fourth largest city in Massachusetts, with an industrial background.
- 4 Amesbury
- 5 Andover
- 6 Ashby
- 7 Billerica
- 8 Chelmsford
- 9 Groton
- 10 Groveland
- 11 Littleton
- 12 Merrimac
- 13 Methuen
- 14 North Andover
- 15 North Reading
- 16 Pepperell
- 17 Shirley
- 18 Tewksbury
- 19 West Newbury
- 20 Westford
- 21 Wilmington
- 22 Townsend
Take the commuter rail from Boston's North Station, or travel along I-93 or Route 3. Traffic can be quite heavy on the highways, especially during rush hour, so consider the commuter rail.
- Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA) runs buses daily throughout the Merrimack Valley as well as a limited number of morning routes into Boston with afternoon returns from Boston.
- Lowell Regional Transit Authority (LRTA) provides bus service in the Lowell area. Most buses are based out from the Lowell Commuter Rail Station, connect between transit services there.
LRTA and MVRTA typically operate bus service Monday through Saturday, from morning until early evening. Some routes don't operate Saturdays. No Sunday or late evening bus service. MBTA Commuter Rail runs until late evening.
Outside of these two transit agencies and the few MBTA commuter rail stations, you'll need a car for travel, especially the case on weekends.
- North Shore — A charming collection of wealthy towns and fishing villages; this region's many beaches make it a notable summer destination.
- MetroWest — As the name implies, this is a collection of commuter suburbs and superb historic attractions just west of Boston.
- Greater Boston — The most populated region in New England, this is the urbanized collection of towns that tightly surround the eponymous city.
- Merrimack Valley (New Hampshire) — Comprising the three largest cities in the State (including the capital), this is as crowded as New Hampshire gets.
- Seacoast (New Hampshire) — New Hampshire really makes the most of its only outlet on the sea.