Things to do on Cape Ann in the FallOctober 05, 2020 / Art and Music, Good to Know, History/Maritime, Outdoor Adventures, Things to Do & See
With permission to repost by Beauport Hotel Gloucester
As leaves start to turn and the air more crisp, we feel a sense of renewal. Fall brings a new season of freshness. Cape Ann has so many wonderful outdoor spaces to explore and renew with her incredibly beautiful landscape.
Whether you are active-minded or would like to sit and enjoy a sunset the opportunities abound. Everywhere you turn in Gloucester and Cape Ann you can find a spot to enjoy all of Mother Nature’s beauty.
Ravenswood Park: Located less than three miles from Beauport Hotel and open year round sunrise to sunset, Ravenswood Park offers Ten miles of woodland paths and trails meander through the park, providing plenty of room to picnic, bird watch, walk, cross-country ski, and simply appreciate the outdoors. Wander the child-friendly, two-mile Ledge Hill Trail among the magical-looking, fern-covered boulders, or trek to the overlook to Gloucester Harbor. Thomson Street Reservation: Located less than four miles from Beauport Hotel. Experience an exceptional example of Cape Ann’s unique rugged landscape with exposed granite bedrock in one of Greenbelt’s largest reservations. Stunning views of Gloucester Harbor and Ipswich Bay await those who climb Sunset Mountain and Eagle Rock. Vernal ponds, a red maple swamp and diverse natural communities thrive.
Cape Ann Museum is truly an American Museum: The Museum’s collections, displayed in an intimate and inviting setting, celebrate the rich story of Cape Ann’s evolving artistic and cultural history. The fine arts collection spans the full range of art made on and about Cape Ann, and uses the Museum’s Library & Archives, historic buildings and artifacts to ground that art in a powerful sense of place.
Just a short ride away enjoy Russell Orchards and their many variety of apples that you can pick yourself. If you don’t want to pick your own, you can browse the farm store and bakery, or visit the many barnyard animals.