Welcome to the Queen Slipper City The Haverhill area is quintessential New England. It was the natural beauty that drew settlers here in colonial times and the beauty still exists, along with historic mill buildings being used by entrepreneurs. With a fun and growing restaurant district, specialty shops, and architectural diversity, Haverhill is a wonderful destination for an evening out or a bit of shopping. Nestled along the Merrimack River, it has thriving farms, lakes, ponds, streams that in- tersect with a network of parks, trails, ball fields, and conservation areas. The river provides a home to an increasing population of bald eagles, small birds, and indigenous wildlife. Activities such as golf, downhill skiing, a public skating rink, kayaking, a horse riding academy, and sailing program, Haverhill makes for a wonderful place for families to find things to do. Home of Cultural Icons John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892), Quaker poet and abolitionist, was born here best known for his poem "Snowbound" and as a newspaper editor. His birthplace is in Haverhill and the Essex County area. Rowland Hussey Macy (1822-1919), of the Macy’s department store, started his retail career by opening a dry goods store in Haverhill in 1851 on Merrimack Street.The first Macy's parade was in Haverhill on July 4, 1854. He left the city to open a his future empire in New York City. William H. Moody (1853-1917), was City Solicitor and moved on to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and was reelected 3 times. He resigned his seat to serve as Secretary of the Navy and became U.S. Attorney General for President Theodore Roosevelt. He was later assigned to the U.S. Supreme Court. 10 Haverhill, The Queen Slipper City’s Renaissance