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Summer Solstice Sunrise Walk at Poles Hill

  • Wednesday, June 21, 2023
  • 4:45 AM - 6:30 AM
  • Riverview Rd. Poles Hill entrance, Gloucester, MA
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For early-risers who would like to see the Summer Solstice sunrise from an ancient Solar Observatory built by Native Americans, join us on our Summer Solstice Sunrise walk at Poles Hill in Gloucester!

Due to the popularity of this event and limited parking on Riverview Rd., we have capped the registration at 25. Feel free to sign up for our waiting list in case there are any cancellations!

CATS Board member and Poles Hill Trail Steward Sandy Barry will lead a walk at Poles Hill to view the Solstice Sunrise from  the "Gnomon" (a boulder placed by Native Americans over 2000 years ago as part of a Solar Observatory that marks the location of the Solstice and Equinox sunrises and sunsets).  For more information on this ancient Solar Observatory at Poles Hill, click HERE

After the sunrise, Sandy will lead those who are interested on a walk along trails through the rest of the Poles Hill Conservation Area, including a scenic overlook with expansive views to the ocean.

(Photo of the Summer Solstice Sunrise from the Gnomon at Poles Hill in 2017)

Meeting Spot Meet at 4:45 am at the CATS kiosk for Poles Hill off of Riverview Rd. in Gloucester.  Sunrise on June 21 is at 5:06 am. 

See map of the Poles Hill Entrance location HERE.    Park on the side of Riverview Rd., but please be courteous to the neighbors.

If you don't get to the kiosk on time, Sandy will leave a lantern out at the entrance to the trail to the Gnomon (start walking up the blue blazed dirt road from the kiosk, and the Gnomon trail will be on the left off of this main dirt road).

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