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    • Saturday, May 21, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Rockport train station
    Registration is closed

    Join Cape Ann Trail Stewards for a 5 mile trail race through Dogtown.  All participants will earn a one year membership to Cape Ann Trail Stewards with their race entry fee, and profits from this race go back to trails on Cape Ann. 

    The race will be starting from Rockport, and will fall during our normally scheduled Spring date - May 21, 2022!

    The course passes through unique landscapes that offer runners a technical, exciting terrain guaranteed to challenge even the most nimble runners. 

    Racers will enjoy running through much of Dogtown, past many cultural and natural features such as the cellar holes, Briar Swamp, Whale's Jaw and other interesting sites. 

    Membership fees are $25/$30 on race day. Mail in forms available as well. 

    Visit our Facebook page for periodic updates and race day information. 

    • Sunday, May 22, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Rockport, MA
    • 13

    HIKE FOR SUNDAY, May 22, 2022

    Squam Road to Norton Forest and JerryMannder Trail

    Please 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”!

    • Tuesday, June 21, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Poles Hill, Gloucester
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    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

Saturday, May 14, 2022 World Fish Migration Day Celebration: Mill Brook Hike
Sunday, April 24, 2022 Pine Pit to Gloucester Quarries and Luce Trail Loop
Sunday, March 27, 2022 Tompson Street to Eagle Rock
Sunday, February 27, 2022 Sunday Morning Hike -Briar Swamp from Summit Ave.
Sunday, January 23, 2022 Sunday Morning Hike -Norton Woods from Revere Street
Sunday, November 28, 2021 Sunday Morning Hike - Pine Pit to Woodland Acres & Gloucester Quarries
Thursday, November 25, 2021 CATS Thanksgiving Dogtown Hike
Saturday, November 20, 2021 Dexter Pond Loop Trail Maintenance
Sunday, October 24, 2021 Sunday Morning Hike - Beverly Commons
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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