Enjoy a guided tour of Halibut Point State Park around the Babson Farm Quarry, unearthing the granite industry era followed by a traditional hand-tool stone splitting demonstration. Halibut Point itself is made of sheets of 440 million year-old granite that now cascade from rocky headlands to the abundant tidal pools below. The panorama encompasses views from Crane Beach in Ipswich to Mount Agamenticus in Maine and the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire. This glorious natural landscape is breathtaking and inspiring.
Halibut Point State Park is also a granite quarry with a history that goes back billions of years! A “psychological” history and “spirit” of a place gathered via history, anthropology, and geology. Join the interpreter for a less than typical program that takes you back in time on Cape Ann when other humans inhabited this beautiful area. Meet at the Visitors Center in the park. For all ages. Rain or shine, pouring rain cancels.
Be prepared for peeper season this Spring! Learn about the temporary habitat of vernal ponds, what lives in them, why they are home to specialized woodland creatures and how to protect them. Live creatures will be displayed during the discussion, followed by an excursion into the park. Presented by Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team at Ravenswood Park! Space is limited, so please pre-register!
The Friends of the Rockport Library invite you to their spring book sale! Enjoy a bake sale and shop for hard back and paperback books, children’s books, books on tape, videos, and DVDs. All proceeds are used to help support programs at the library like the Cabin Fever Movies, the Authors Series, Museum passes, and Children’s programs.
You can literally ring in the holidays with Rockport Music at the Shalin Liu Performance Center! The New England Ringers will perform holiday concert where the only instruments are bells. This fifteen-member highly energetic ensemble plays advanced hand bell works with a blend of musical moods and styles—from classical transcriptions, familiar favorites, and original compositions, all with a touch of entertaining humor.
Learn the birding basics while enjoying Halibut's coastal rocky bluffs or the Coolidge Reservation, where we'll see swarms of birds! Kids will develop their observation and memory skills, and walk with foundation knowledge of an activity that will last their lifetime! We'll be birding at Halibut Point and Coolidge Reservation at the same time, so just show up at either property (we're not traveling between the two). No registration necessary.
Come to Toad Hall Bookstore to learn all about the habitat and lives of snakes from New England and around the world from Rick Roth, Executive Director of the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team. Live local and exotic animals will be presented, and attendees will have the opportunity to see or handle these reptiles!
Join The Trustees of Reservations on a bicycle tour of Cape Ann! This family friendly 30 mile ride around Cape Ann will hug the coastal roads filled with beautiful, scenic vistas! From the rocky shores of Halibut Point Reservation in Rockport, we'll circumnavigate the Cape Ann Island out to Coolidge Reservation in Manchester, then return to Halibut Point.
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