HIKE FOR SUNDAY, May 22, 2022
Squam Road to Norton Forest and JerryMannder Trail
https://www.gaiagps.com/public/x0hVE4Qoz2NGEaJfUDQ5iVAGPlease join the Sunday morning hiking group on this approximately 4 mile hike through the Norton Memorial Forest and along the JerryMannder Trail.
The hike starts and ends at the trailhead at the end of Squam Rd., Rockport (the eastern terminus of the Squam Path, a/k/a the Parishioners' Walk). The route cuts through the Norton Forest and the heart of the island's interior, with an amazing mix of terrain along the way – wide easy “roads” through deciduous woods; soft paths through the majestic Norton pines; and the narrow, rugged JerryMannder trail through deep mixed forest (named for Noel Mann's brother Jerry, who is said to have first blazed it).
Lots to see along the way, too – the Anne Natti memorial stone; granite mansions on upper Dennison St., and of course, the iconic Whale’s Jaw. If we're lucky, Miss Gulch's bicycle will still greet us as we head out and return.
Meeting Spot: Upper end of Squam Road, off Route 127 (Granite Street) in Rockport. Squam is the second left past the entrance to the train station. Park on the right side of the road, and make sure to leave room for passing. Please arrive early. The hike will depart promptly at 10 AM.As always please bring water, proper footwear and poles if you use them. At this time of year, bug spray/sunscreen is advisable, too.
Please note that dogs are not permitted on the Sunday Morning Hikes.
In the event of rain, the hike may be rescheduled, and an email notification will go out at 8 AM prior to the hike. The rain date will be the following non-holiday Sunday.
Registration is limited to 20. Please register early to ensure a spot, and if you cannot make it, let us know (even at last-minute) so we can add those on the waitlist. Please do not be a “no show”!
Cape Ann Trail Stewards | PO Box 690 | Essex | MA | 01929