Born and raised on 58 Middle Street, business theorist and investor Roger Babson hired unemployed stone cutters to inscribe more than two-dozen boulders during the Depression. He hoped that words such as “industry,” “initiative,” and “integrity” would inspire people as they walked through Dogtown Common in the center of Cape Ann. He founded three colleges as well as Gloucester’s Isabel Memorial Library.
Driving Directions to Trailhead for Babson Boulders
Driving Directions to Trailhead
Cherry St / Dogtown Common Entrance, Gloucester, MA, 01930
Rte-128 North to Gloucester and the first rotary (Grant Circle). Take the exit to Rte- 127/Annisquam (Washington St). Follow Washington St. to Reynard St. on your right (about 1 mile). Turn right onto Reynard St, then left onto Cherry St. at the end of Reynard St. Follow Cherry St. a short distance to the entrance to Dogtown Common on your right (there will be a brown sign). Drive up the hill to a parking area with a sign; you may also park along the road. From Gloucester / Rockport, go to the Grant Circle and follow the above directions.
Babson boulders found! See trail maps and (don't) get lost. BeOn Time.
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