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    • Sunday, October 24, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 8


    Join us as we venture off Cape Ann for a hike in the 1000-acre Beverly Commons woodlands in Beverly Farms.   This will be a moderate hike, 3-4 miles, with varied terrain over rocks, roots, whalebacks, scree, autumn leaves, and a lot of ups and downs (plus possibly some muddy sections) – a good workout in a beautiful location!  

    Here is a link to a printable trail map which also gives the history of the area.   And here is our route in GaiaGPS, if you would like to upload it and follow along on your device.   We will start along the Blue Perimeter Trail from junction 2, then connect to the Green Inner Loop Trail at junction 7 and then rejoin the Blue Trail via junction 42 – altogether a beautiful and interesting loop within a loop.  The trails are well marked with numbers at all intersections, which you can see on both maps.  (For those who like to have all the details, we will be proceeding from junction 2 to 11, 13, 14 to connector 15, 16, 17, 18, 6, 7, 24, 23, 35, 34, 43, 42 connector to 63, 62, 61, 3.)

    Meeting spot:   At the Kiosk behind the entrance gate on Greenwood Ave.   Please arrive early.  The hike will depart promptly at 10 AM.

    As always, please wear good hiking footwear, and bring water, snacks, and insect repellent/ sunscreen as needed.  Also bring poles if you use them (highly recommended).

    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 and if you cannot make it, let us know so we can add those on the wait list.

    Directions & Parking:  For GPS put in 58 Hart Street (Chapmans GreenHouse, Beverly) and Greenwood Ave.  Turn onto Greenwood Ave. and either park at the lot at 204 Greenwood Ave. (Glen Urquhart School) and walk up to the Kiosk, or continue to the end of Greenwood and take a right at the gate onto Stone Ridge Rd.  Cars can park on the right side of the Stone Ridge Rd. after entering the circle (it is obvious).  Cars parked on Greenwood will be ticketed, per the no parking signs.  

    From Route 128 take the Grapevine Road exit (turns into Hart St)  and head toward Beverly Farms (left).  From Route 127 take Haskell St. to Hart St.  At Hart turn left and then turn left at Chapmans GreenHouse.

Past events

Sunday, October 10, 2021 3rd Annual Ted Tarr Memorial Cross Cape Ann Hike
Saturday, October 02, 2021 2021 Dogtown 5 Mile Trail Run - October 2nd!
Sunday, September 26, 2021 Sunday Morning Hike - Pigeon Cove Quarries
Saturday, September 18, 2021 Trails and Sails Ocean Views Walk from Ravenswood to Rafe's Chasm
Sunday, August 29, 2021 Sunday Morning Hike -Manchester-Essex Woods
Saturday, August 14, 2021 Haskell Pond Loop Hike
Sunday, August 01, 2021 Sunday Morning Hike -Ravenswood from Magnolia Swamp to Ledge Hill Trail
Sunday, June 27, 2021 Sunday Morning Hike: Norton Forest & JerryMannder Trail
Sunday, June 20, 2021 Poles Hill Solstice Hike
Sunday, June 13, 2021 Magnolia Woods Mountain Laurel Hike
Saturday, June 12, 2021 Wildflower Walk at Dogtown/Babson Reservoir - #2
Saturday, June 05, 2021 National Trails Day at Woodland Acres/Pine Pit
Tuesday, June 01, 2021 Annual Meeting/Native Plants talk (Zoom)
Saturday, May 29, 2021 Wildflower Walk at Dogtown/Babson Boulders
Sunday, May 23, 2021 Sunday Morning Hike - Pigeon Hill St to Bad Dog & Anne’s Path, plus Steel - ~4 mi.
Saturday, May 22, 2021 Joint CATS/Rockport Rights of Way Work Morning at Delamater Sanctuary
Tuesday, May 04, 2021 CATS May Board Meeting - Zoom
Sunday, May 02, 2021 Sunday Morning Hike - Dogtown - ~4 mi.
Monday, April 19, 2021 Earth Week 2021 DIY Trail Cleanup
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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