Dogtown by Goose Cove Reservoir
GOOD FOR: All Ages
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Source:Submitted by Diana
Address:Gee Ave, Gloucester, MA
Hours:24/7
Fee: None
Contact:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogtown,_Massachusetts

Bathrooms: N/A
Water/Snacks: N/A, please bring your own

Dogtown, located behind the Goose Cove Reservoir in Gloucester, MA, has tons of trails that lead past stone foundations of houses that made up a village hundreds of years ago.

My son and dog walking around dogtown and Goose Cove reservoir.
Photo by: Diana Whitten

Dogtown, located behind the Goose Cove Reservoir in Gloucester, MA, has tons of trails that lead past stone foundations of houses that made up a village hundreds of years ago. The fun part of Dogtown are the huge 36 boulders with inscriptions on them like: "Courage", "Loyalty" and "Be Clean." These boulders are along the Babson Boulder Trail (map here: www.thedacrons.com/eric/dogtown/babson_boulders_gloucester.php). Another fun hike is the Whales Jaw one. It's almost like a treasure hunt as you have to look for the huge boulder that looks like the jaw of a whale. While it can be tricky to find, the kids will be really excited once they've found it! The great thing about these woods is that you can bring your dog who can swim in the reservoir and hike along the many trails. You must bring a map! Without it the many trails in these woods might get confusing. If you want to bring a stroller, you can walk around the Goose Cove reservoir, which has a paved walkway. The walk is about 45 minutes all around and right at the water.

Where to Eat Nearby:

When you go back to 128 there's Captain Hooks on your right. Great pizza and subs and it's located right at the water. You can eat outside, watch the boats and ducks on a nice day.



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