Gloucester

Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930 & 01931

Mount Ann Forest Frolic

Join the Trustees of Reservations on an exploration of Mount Ann in Gloucester!

Mt. Ann Park is usually closed to the public, but once a year, we have the chance to lead a walk through this unique reservation. We’ll explore the various habitats that make up this special place, and spot rare species along the way. Our ultimate reward: splendid coastal views from Mt. Ann’s summit. Take advantage of this once a year opportunity and join us! Space is limited and pre-registration is required!

When: 
Sunday, October 19, 2014 1-3pm
Location: 
Mount Ann Park

Annual Ravenswood Trail Race

Race the trails at Ravenswood Park during the height of Cape Ann foliage season

Run the trails of Ravenswood Park during the height of foliage season this year at the Ravenswood Trails Race! This 4.1-mile trail race provides a beautiful overview of Ravenswood Park at the height of fall color, from rugged trails and boardwalks to carriage roads and stunning vistas.

When: 
Sunday, October 19, 2014 9am
Location: 
Ravenswood Park

Project Wild Thing Fundraiser

Project Wild Thing encourages families and children to reconnect with nature!

The Cape Ann Community Cinema hosts a fundraiser featuring the documentary 'Project Wild Thing'! David Bond is a filmmaker and a father. Things have really changed since he was a kid. His children are hooked on screens and don't want to go outdoors. They want iPads, TV and plastic toys. The marketing departments of Apple, Disney and Mattel control his children better than he can. Determined to get them up and out, David appoints himself as the Marketing Director for Nature. With the help of branding and outdoor experts, he develops and launches a nationwide marketing campaign to get British children outside.

When: 
Monday, October 13, 2014 6:30pm

Renaissance of Ravenswood: Walk Through the Centuries

Talk a walk through history at Ravenswood, and explore this wonderful park in Gl

Rescued Road, Revolution & Renaissance - Walk through history at Ravenswood Park! Ravenswood, over the centuries, has changed from once a main thoroughfare, to a backwoods, and now to our favorite local refuge. On this guided walk, we'll see the evidence from the past and learn the stories of a colorful cast of characters who help make Ravenswood the unique and special place we all treasure today. Pre-Registration requested

When: 
Second Sunday of each month through October 2014
Location: 
Ravenswood Park

Historic Ice House Tours - Sundays

Tour Cape Pond Ice and chill wioth the coolest guys in town!

Chill with the coolest guys in town! Enjoy a cool visit to Cape Pond Ice Company, icing Gloucester's fleet since 1848. We were featured in Sebastian Junger's account of The Perfect Storm. Tours highlight the history of the ice industry, with vintage film of natural ice harvests. See first hand 300-pound block ice being made (up to 350 tons per day), fishing vessels taking on ice and ice sculptures being carved in our historic icehouse on Gloucester's working waterfront.

When: 
Fridays, September 19 & 26, 2014 2-3pm
When: 
Saturdays, September 20 & 27, 2014 11am-Noon or 1-2pm
When: 
Sundays, September 21 & 28, 2014 11am-Noon
Location: 
Cape Pond Ice

Meet the Ravenswood Hermit!

From 1884 – 1917, Mason A. Walton lived a hermit's life in Ravenswood Park

From 1884 – 1917, Mason A. Walton lived a hermit's life in Ravenswood Park. He closely observed, wrote, and drew about wildlife behaviors and published a book in 1903. As we walk in his footsteps to the site of his cabin, we'll track signs of wildlife just as Walton did. Along the way we'll share tales from his book A Hermit's Wild Friends, only available used from Amazon: A Hermit's Wild Friends

When: 
Sunday, September 28, 2014 1-3pm
Location: 
Ravenswood Park

Climb Up City Hall Tower

Climb up the tower of Gloucester's City Hall as part of Trails and Sails!

Get your blood flowing as you climb up the clock and bell tower of Gloucester's magnificent City Hall to the belfry level, accompanied by members of the City Hall Restoration Commission. At the belfry level you will look down on Gloucester's civic center and, weather depending, beyond to Thacher Island's twin lighthouses, to Ipswich Bay and Magnolia.

When: 
Saturday, September 27, 2014, 1-3pm
When: 
Sunday, September 28, 2014, 1-2:30pm
Location: 
Gloucester City Hall

Lobster Lore at Maritime Gloucester

Come learn about lobsters at Maritime Gloucester as part of Trails and Sails!

Love lobster? Come to Maritime Gloucester during Trails & Sails to get up-close and personal with New England’s favorite marine crustacean. During each of the one-hour sessions, you will see (and maybe even lend a hand in) how a traditional wooden half round lobster trap is made when Capt. Harold Burnham demonstrates this age-old craft. Discover many fun facts about the life of a lobster. All participants will have a chance to alternate between the lobster trap building demonstration and the lobster talk.

When: 
Sunday, September 21, 2014 11am-2:30pm
Location: 
Maritime Gloucester

Historic Children's Games & Activities

Kids can play historic games and learn history through crafts at the Sargent Hou

Learn about Gloucester History in this Trails & Sails 2014 activity! Explore the fascinating world of early American feminist writer Judith Sargent Murray (1751 - 1820) and her husband Reverend John Murray (1741 - 1815), the founder of Universalism in the Country. Event includes historic children's games and activities in the garden that bring Judith's story to life.  

When: 
Saturday, September 20, 2014 12-6pm
Location: 
Sargent House Museum

Historic Ice House Tours - Saturdays

Tour Cape Pond Ice and chill wioth the coolest guys in town!

Chill with the coolest guys in town! Enjoy a cool visit to Cape Pond Ice Company, icing Gloucester's fleet since 1848. We were featured in Sebastian Junger's account of The Perfect Storm. Tours highlight the history of the ice industry, with vintage film of natural ice harvests. See first hand 300-pound block ice being made (up to 350 tons per day), fishing vessels taking on ice and ice sculptures being carved in our historic icehouse on Gloucester's working waterfront.

When: 
Fridays, September 19 & 26, 2014 2-3pm
When: 
Saturdays, September 20 & 27, 2014 11am-Noon or 1-2pm
When: 
Sundays, September 21 & 28, 2014 11am-Noon
Location: 
Cape Pond Ice
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