Plan on heading north of town for a vacation, and don’t feel like driving? North Station is the place to go. Not only is it the hub for all things Bruins and Celtics, as the Garden is attached to it, but you’ll also find the Amtrak Downeaster service that runs from there to Portland, Maine, five times per day. You’ll also find commuter rail service for several lines that run north and west of town at North Station, including the Newburyport/Rockport, Fitchburg and Lowell lines.
For more, check out Nichole Davis’s “Roads and Rails” blog.