Walk the Words
Guided Walking Tours of Historic Dogtown
and the Babson Word Rocks

To make a reservation please call
1-978-546-8122

email: seania@mac.com    www.walkthewords.com  


Enjoy a beautiful and educational walk in the Rockport and Gloucester woods and explore historic Dogtown and the Babson Word rocks. We offer 2 tours:

On our Dogtown tour we visit downtown Dogtown, one of America's oldest ghost towns as well as the Babson Word Rocks—boulders inscribed with inspiring words from the Great Depression. This tour is about 3 miles long, and takes approx. 2 hours.
The tour will take you back in time, as you see:

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  • Remains of Dogtown, a colonial village from the 1600s

  • Boulders inscribed with inspiring words from the Great Depression

  • Rock formations created by glaciers 10,000 years ago

 


On our Whales Jaw tour we visit:

  • The infamous rock formation Whales Jaw.

  • Walk the boardwalk through Briar's Swamp.

  • See examples of rock formations created by glaciers 10,000 years ago.

This tour begins at Hospital Hill (top of Summit Ave.), is about 3 miles long, and takes approx. 2 hours.

Both are moderate hikes recommended for those in good health due to the rocky terrain and hills.*

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For your convenience your tour guide Seania McCarthy can pick you up at your Inn (or other Rockport location). Or if you prefer you can meet us where the tour begins.

During both hikes we break for a surprise historic snack. Complimentary bug spray and walking sticks are provided.

Tours start at 9 am daily. Please call or email for information. During hunting season (mid to late Fall), tours are available on Sunday, or by special arrangement.

Cost:

$15 for adults, $7 for children under 18

Group discounts for 10 or more available

Cash or check only


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What to bring: camera, water, snack

What to wear: sneakers or hiking boots, hat, jacket and pants



*Walk at your own risk. Because unforeseen accidents can occur in the woods, we require our guests to sign a waiver of liability.

To make a reservation please call
1-978-546-8122

email: seania@mac.com    www.walkthewords.com