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Dogtown - Complete Loop

  • Sunday, June 26, 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Gloucester, MA
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HIKE FOR SUNDAY, June 26, 2022


Dogtown – Complete Loop

https://www.gaiagps.com/public/hakYz6S9prbr3bjHokF2skKp

Please join the Sunday morning hiking group on this approximately 4 mile hike along the main trails of the historic “Commons Settlement” – popularly known as Dogtown.

We’ll start the hike on Dogtown Road, then turn left up the Adams Pines Trail for a quick look at Goose Cove Reservoir, then head back along Commons Road to Wharf Road, which will bring us down to Dogtown Square.  Along the way we’ll see boulders marking the cellar holes of 18th century houses.   From Dogtown Square, we’ll head over to the Babson Boulder Trail and follow it down to Babson Reservoir, stopping to see a dozen or more of Roger Babson’s famous boulders carved with inspirational sayings.  From there it will be a short hike up the fire road back to Dogtown Road and our cars.   Here is the complete route: https://www.gaiagps.com/public/hakYz6S9prbr3bjHokF2skKp

This is a relatively easy hike, with mostly gentle grades but plenty of rocks and roots underfoot.  With stops, be prepared to take the full two hours.

Meeting Spot:   We will meet at the main entrance to Dogtown off Cherry St., just a short distance north of the intersection with Reynard Street, on the right.  See the hike map for specifics.  There is a small parking lot part a quarter mile up Dogtown Rd. on the right.   If filled, park on the right side of the road beyond the lot.  Please arrive early.  The hike will depart promptly at 10 AM.

As always please bring water, proper footwear and poles if you use them.  Bug spray/sunscreen is strongly 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.  This is sure to be a popular hike, so please register early to ensure a spot. If you cannot make it, let us know (even at last-minute) so we can add those on the wait list.  Please do not be a “no show”!




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