‘A Dogtown Walk to Whale’s Jaw!’

‘A Dogtown Walk to Whale’s Jaw!’


Date: Thursday, November 17, 10:00 AM ‘ 12:00 PM

Location: Dogtown Common
Meet at Goose Cove Reservoir Parking Area
60 Gee Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930

Mark Carlotto leads us on a ~4 mile round trip walk of Dogtown to a distinctive destination: Whale’s Jaw. This unusual rock feature is a glacial erratic placed over 10,000 years ago in the midst of this storied colonial Cape Ann settlement. Abandoned as a settlement since the 1830s, the landscape of Dogtown chronicles unique Cape Ann stories and covers – by some estimates – more than 3,000 acres. Our walk will be marked by natural as well as manmade features that tell the human story of this place, including stone walls and cellar holes. Mark, author of ‘The Dogtown Guide,’ has led many walks into Dogtown and will share what he has uncovered from explorations of this fascinating place that connects the history of human settlement with the natural forces that have shaped Cape Ann. This event is rain or shine.

Please dress for the weather, wear long pants, comfortable, sturdy shoes for walking on uneven surfaces, gravel, possible mud and hilly terrain. Water and snacks will be provided.

Would you like to join us? This event is open to the public! Space is limited and reservations are required. Please RSVP with payment by Monday, November 14. Essex Heritage members $9/Non-members $15. Participation in this event is limited, please register in advance online at www.EssexHeritage.org/membership/events, call 978-740-0444, or send checks to Essex Heritage, 221 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970.

About Essex National Heritage Commission
Designated by the US Congress in recognition of the important role that this region played in American history and its significant heritage sites still remaining, the Essex National Heritage Area is comprised of the 34 communities of Essex County, MA. Essex Heritage is a non profit agency that manages the Heritage Area, and works in collaboration with the National Park Service to promote public/private partnerships, and develop programs that enhance, preserve and encourage regional awareness of the Area’s unique historic, cultural and natural resources. For more information, visit Essex Heritage at www.essexheritage.org or call (978) 740-0444.