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    • Monday, April 19, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • Sunday, April 25, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Your Neighborhood Trails

    Join CATS and your neighbors to help cleanup the local trails.  Grab a trash bag and a pair of gloves (contact us if you need some!) and see what you find!  All bags will be picked up at a pre-determined location, details coming soon.  Let's see how much we can clean up!

    Trash bags for Gloucester and Rockport are located in a bin on the front porch of the white house at Cox Reservation (82 Eastern Avenue, Essex, MA 01929), it's a blue bin behind the two Adirondack chairs. 

    • Sunday, April 25, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Dogtown Commons, Gloucester
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    • Tuesday, May 04, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    Please join us for CATS monthly board meeting.  Zoom details will go out the morning prior to the meeting.  

    • Sunday, May 23, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • 14
    Registration is closed

    Join the Sunday morning hiking crew on this ~4 mile hike through Dogtown.  This route travels through rocky terrain so please wear adequate footwear and make sure to be prepared with water and snacks! 

    This route will take you down Bad Dog, up Anne’s Path  and back via Old Lanesville Road, with an extra loop around Steel Derrick at the end. It’s a fairly “easy” route, with ups and downs but no major inclines; and mostly clear trails with minimal roots or boulders underfoot — which allowed us to keep a good pace and enjoy the scenery at the same time. 

    Registration is limited, please register early and if you cannot make it, let us know so we can add those on the wait list.  Group size has been restricted to 14.  

    • Saturday, May 29, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Saturday, June 12, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Magnolia Woods/soccer fields entrance to Ravenswood
    • 4
    Registration is closed

    Join Wildflower expert Holly Tanguay for a hike through Ravenswood.  Holly is a retired social worker and self-taught wildflower enthusiast who regularly wanders the woods of Cape Ann in search of spring flowers. As a former trail steward for Ravenswood she created a guide to the spring wildflowers of that property and led wildflower walks there. 

    Size is limited, please make sure you sign the waiver on the registration form.  

    • Saturday, June 05, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Pine Pit, Rockport
    • 15

    Join CATS for a work day/trail project at Woodland Acres and Pine Pit in Rockport.  Tools will be available but feel free to bring your own hand tools for clipping and pruning trails.  

    • Sunday, June 13, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Magnolia Woods, Gloucester
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    Join Dave Marro for a hike through Magnolia Woods during mountain laurel blooming!  Gorgeous white flowers bloom every spring - it is a sight to see!  Registration is limited and we will be taking attendance at the start.  Please pre-register!  

    Hikers should park in the first parking lot in the Magnolia Woods Recreation Center, off of rte 127.

    It is 1/4 mile from Ravenswood, away from Gloucester center.  This hike is relatively easy, with only a few steep sections, and is well-marked.

    Please contact us if you need more information!  We hope to see you there.

    • Sunday, June 20, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Poles Hill, Gloucester
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    Join CATS board member and trail steward  for a hike through Poles Hill on the solstice.  Registration is limited and we will be taking attendance at the start.  Please pre-register!  

    Parking information will go out with the walk confirmation prior to the hike.  

    Please contact us if you need more information!  We hope to see you there.

Past events

Friday, December 11, 2020 2020 Dogtown 5 Mile Trail Run - Virtual Challenge: Dec 11-13!
Thursday, November 26, 2020 CATS Thanksgiving Dogtown Hike
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 CATS November Board Meeting - Zoom
Sunday, October 25, 2020 Powderhouse Hill Hike
Sunday, October 11, 2020 2nd Annual Cross Cape Ann Hike
Tuesday, October 06, 2020 CATS October Board Meeting - Zoom
Sunday, September 20, 2020 Haskell Pond loop Hike
Tuesday, September 01, 2020 CATS Board Meeting - Zoom
Tuesday, June 02, 2020 CATS Annual Meeting - Wildflower Talk and Business Meeting
Tuesday, April 07, 2020 CATS Board Meeting
Thursday, November 28, 2019 Thanksgiving Dogtown Walk
Saturday, November 09, 2019 Rockport Rights of Way Andrews Woods Cleanup
Sunday, October 13, 2019 1st annual Ted Tarr Cross Cape Ann Walk
Saturday, September 21, 2019 Trails and Sails Ocean Views Walk from Ravenswood to Rafe's Chasm
Sunday, June 30, 2019 Pole Hill Solstice Walk
Sunday, June 23, 2019 Mountain Laurel Hike in Magnolia Woods to Rafe's Chasm
Tuesday, June 04, 2019 CATS Annual Meeting
Sunday, May 19, 2019 Dogtown 5 Mile Trail Run
Tuesday, May 07, 2019 CATS Board Meeting
Saturday, April 27, 2019 Rockport Conservation Commission Earth Day
Saturday, April 27, 2019 Earth Day Cleanup with Clean Gloucester - 3rd Annual
Tuesday, April 02, 2019 CATS Board Meeting
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 CATS Board Meeting
Saturday, December 01, 2018 Stewardship Saturday: Poles Hill
Thursday, November 22, 2018 Thanksgiving Dogtown Walk
Sunday, November 18, 2018 Mt. Ann Sunday Morning Walk
Sunday, November 11, 2018 Sunday Morning Manchester Hike
Sunday, October 21, 2018 Mt. Ann Sunday Morning Walk
Saturday, October 13, 2018 Stewardship Saturday - Dogtown
Tuesday, June 05, 2018 Annual Meeting
Sunday, May 20, 2018 Dogtown 5 Mile Trail Run
Saturday, April 14, 2018 Stewardship Saturdays - Location TBD

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