Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism
(MOTT) has recently unveiled the Massachusetts Whale Trail, a collaboration project
among various state tourism destinations from Provincetown to Pittsfield.
Featuring nearly 40 stops along the coast, Whale
Trail partners include museums, attractions, historic sites, educational
centres and tours.
thrilled to announce the new Massachusetts Whale Trail,” said Francois-Laurent
Nivaud, executive director of Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism. “The
Whale Trail captures the maritime spirit of Massachusetts and offers a new way
for visitors to engage with our long and storied connection to whales.”
the trail include historic landmarks, such as the Seaman’s Bethel and Mariners’
Home in New Bedford, whale watching tours from Provincetown to Newburyport,
museums like the Nantucket Historical Association Whaling Museum, and
educational activities such as the SEA SPACE Marine Discovery Center in
addition to traditional attractions, MOTT’s promotions feature galleries with
whale art, such as Focus Gallery in Chatham, and whale-inspired IPAs with Moby
Dick Brewing Company in New Bedford.
Massachusetts Whale Trail is a fun and engaging way to tell the story of our
relationship with these magnificent giants of the ocean,” said Tina Malott,
director of marketing and public relations, New Bedford Whaling Museum. “Our
region’s past, present, and future is intimately connected to the sea, and to
whales in particular. The New Bedford Whaling Museum is dedicated to teaching
about humankind’s interaction with whales throughout history, as well as
teaching about the world of whales today.”
promote the trail, MOTT has launched whaletrailma.com, and developed itineraries
highlighting interactive experiences for visitors by theme. Early itineraries
include a literary-enthusiasts track, exploring a route dedicated to Herman
Melville’s life and inspiration in Massachusetts, and another with families in
mind, including whale watching tours and sites to experience marine life first-hand.