Adventure & Nature

Home to a state park and endless open ocean, Cape Ann is perfect for budding and experienced naturalists. The unique natural backdrop is also perfect for runs, hikes, and water-borne adventures.

Halibut Point State Park

Teeming with wildlife of both land and sea Halibut Point is an adventure waiting to be had. Grab your binoculars and rubber boots for a fun day walking and admiring the coastal ecosystem.
Location: Gott Avenue Pigeon Cove Rockport

Whale/Dolphin Watches

Take advantage of the ports by taking the family on a whale and dolphin watch! There are several options in Cape Ann to go out on a vessel and witness the majesty of marine mammals.
Location: Various

Stage Fort Park & Beach

Visit this historic park, where Gloucester`s first people settled in 1623. The park has two beaches as well as recreational facilities. The park permits grills and is perfect for picnics.
Location: 24 Hough Ave, Gloucester

Boat Tours

Take to the seas! Cape Ann has every boat experience you could imagine, just minutes from your doorstep.
Location: Various

Ravenswood Park

Ravenswood park is a quiet 600 acre haven, ideal for hiking and all things nature. Picnic, walk, and enjoy the outdoors.
Location: 481 Western Ave, Gloucester

Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals

Looking to get up close and personal with the waves? Grab a rental and spend a day floating away from your troubles! Paddleboards delivered anywhere in Cape Ann - making it easy for you to grab & go. Lick above for Paddleboard rentals, or go to for kayaks!