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Areas in Dogtown

Art's Trail Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Curiosity Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Dory Road Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 20 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 20
Entrance Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Frog Pond Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Goose Cove Boulders (Eastern Side) 0 / 0 / 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Goose Cove Boulders (Western Side) 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Gravel Pit Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Hard Lines Boulder (placeholder name) 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Hill Top Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
IKEA Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Internet Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Island Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Kevlar Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Learning Curve Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Lewis and Clark Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Meat Cleaver Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Mixmatch Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Mystery Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Nellie's Trail 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Outback 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Parking Lot Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Peter's Pulpit 0 / 0 / 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Ridge Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Rifle Range Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 62 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 62
Robot Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Rogue Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Slot Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Spirit Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Spiritual Power Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Tarr Trail Boulder 1 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Tarr Trail Boulders 2 0 / 0 / 0 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Technology Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Triskele Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Whale's Jaw 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Wine Brook 0 / 0 / 0 / 29 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 29
Elevation: 102 ft
GPS: 42.631, -70.668 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Old Timer on Apr 15, 2013
Admins: Joe M., Old Timer, jim.dangle
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Description

Dogtown Park's 3600 acres reside within the borders of Gloucester and Rockport. It has an interesting history since its founding in 1642. The original settlement later became abandoned, opening the park to witches, vegabonds, and feral dogs. During the Great Depression, Roger Babson, a millionaire and founder of Babson College, commissioned unemployed stonecutters to carve inspirational inscriptions into dozens of boulders throughout the park.Today, hikers and mountain bikers use it on a regular basis. The park has numerous glacial erratics that await the adventurous boulderer.

Getting There

Take Route 128 to the Grant Circle Rotary. Take Rt.127 towards Annisquam, then take your first right off 127, and your first left onto Cherry Street. Follow to the parking lot.

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jim.dangle    
Dogtown is a strange place for sure. There have been several books (fiction and non-fiction) written about the place. There was also a famous murder here in the '80s. In summer months in the quieter parts, there is a decent-sized homeless population. Sometimes you find them staring back at your through the trees. It can be a little unsettling.

Probably safer than Lynn Woods though!

Jim Apr 21, 2013
jim.dangle    
"Cape Ann is perhaps the rockiest region in the state and boulders piled on - or around - other boulders is not that all uncommon. The famed Dogtown area has one rock formation where suicidal Abram Wharf crawled in to die after slitting his throat. " -- from the blog "Memoirs of a Rolling Stone"

The colorful history of Cape Ann!

Jim May 9, 2013
Tim McGivern
Medford, ma
Tim McGivern   Medford, ma
I explored around the Rifle Range area for the first time the other day. Lots of great stuff back in there! I mapped a bunch of boulders and named the ones I could. I need help with the rest. For example, what is DT28? (UPDATE: It is Bullet Boulder.)

EDIT: I've posted a link to a updated Caltopo map in my next comment and deleted this one. Oct 31, 2017
Tim McGivern
Medford, ma
Tim McGivern   Medford, ma
Here is an updated Caltopo map. It has all of Cape Ann. If you'd like to contribute/improve it,...let me know.

caltopo.com/m/71QP Nov 20, 2017
Old Timer
North Andover MA
Old Timer   North Andover MA  
Great work, Tim.

Pete Nov 20, 2017

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