Explore the Photogenic Spots in Merrimack Valley

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Whether you’re professionally trained, a social media influencer, or just enjoy taking pretty photos, Merrimack Valley is full of wonderfully photogenic spots. Historic houses, manicured grounds, and scenic landscapes make for incredible backdrops. Pack your cameras and plan out a fantastic weekend to some of the most photogenic spots in Merrimack Valley.

The Old Manse

The Old Manse in Concord, MA, is a handsome Georgian clapboard built on the banks of the Concord River in 1770. This stately yellow house makes an amazing subject for photos any time of the year, whether it’s against the stark white of winter snow, among the greenery of spring and summer, or perfectly complementing the fall leaves.

Non-commercial, personal, outdoor hobby photography, film & video of Trustees properties are welcome. So you won’t be able to take photographs of the inside of the Old Manse, you’ll be able to get stunning pictures of the exterior.

deCordova Sculpture Park

deCordova Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA is a truly stunning outdoor art experience you’ll be eager to photograph. The grounds feature 30-acres of beautifully landscaped lawns, forests, fields, gardens, and terraces on a rolling site along the shore of Flint’s Pond. 

But while the landscape is stunning, the real show-stoppers are the unique, thought-provoking art pieces. At any given time, approximately 60 sculptures are on display in the Sculpture Park. It’s suggested that you get advanced tickets, but once you get there you can stay as long as you like. Play with the light and shadows of the various sculptures and take your time getting that perfect shot that’ll impress all of your Instagram followers.

Acton Arboretum

If you want gorgeous nature photos, head to Acton Arboretum in Acton, MA. This 56-acre property features gardens, a pond, a small stream, and nature trails that can provide you with a variety of stunning pictures. Try to photograph wildlife like butterflies and birds, or get artful images of blooming flowers in the gardens.

Non-commercial photography is permitted, but be sure to be mindful of other people enjoying the arboretum. Also be mindful of the gardens and other features so people can appreciate the property for years to come.

Acton Arboretum

Minute Man National Historical Park

The Minute Man National Historical Park in Concord, MA is not only the place where the American Revolution began in 1775, but it’s also a stunning place to take photos. You can take an abundance of pictures at important historic landmarks and among beautiful natural landscapes.

Take a shot at scenic and historical North Bridge, the site of “the shot heard round the world.” Explore the Battle Road Trail to get pictures of farming fields, wetlands, and forests. Take pictures of historical houses like the rustic Hartwell Tavern or the stately Wayside. While you’re here, take the time to learn about the local history and how it affected our nation so you’ll have a great caption to add to your social media post.

Don’t miss out on the chance to explore Merrimack Valley and take photos that will impress your friends and followers. Grab your camera or phone, pick your spot, and shoot your shots.

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