Walk the Words rock

To make a reservation please call
email: seania@mac.com

Enjoy a beautiful and educational walk in the Rockport and Gloucester woods and explore historic Dogtown and the Babson Word rocks.

On our Dogtown tour

We visit Dogtown, one of America's oldest ghost towns as well as the Babson Word Rocksóboulders inscribed with inspiring words from the Great Depression. This tour is about 3 miles long, and takes approx. 2.25 hours. The tour will take you back in time, as you see:

Kids at KINDNESS rock.

  • 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

The Dogtown tour is a moderate hike recommended for those in good health due to the rocky terrain and hills.*

Tour times vary, please call or email for information. During hunting season (mid to late Fall), tours are available on Sunday, or by special arrangement.

During hikes we break for a surprise historic snack. Complimentary bug spray is provided.

What to bring: camera, water, snack

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


$20 for adults, $10 for children under 18. Group discounts for 10 or more available.    

Cash or check only

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