Danger no longer lurks, but it’s still kind of weird.
Are you aware that in the olden days there was a “town” between Rockport and Gloucester? It was called Dogtown and ne’re-do-wells would lurk in the woods, waiting for a chance to jump passersby to steal their money, or worse. Well what did they expect it to be like when they gave it a name like Dogtown?
These days, other than the interesting remnants from centuries past it has evolved into a set of cool hiking and biking trails. For information on the Babson Boulder Trail - where you’ll find boulders emblazoned with “inspirational” epithets – we recommend Robert E. Farmer’s list of walks and hikes. He has spent a lot of time on these trails and he’s got the nitty gritty details.