Hammond Castle Grounds Open to Visitors

Hammond Castle recently announced on their Facebook page that their grounds are open to visitors who maintain social distancing and masking guidelines.  From their Facebook page today June 25:

We are so excited! As of today, the museum grounds are open for guests to explore the Bell Tower, Drawbridge, Look Out Point and our iconic arches.

The grounds are open from 10 am to 4 pm daily. Face masks are required and social distancing should be maintained as recommended by the State of Massachusetts and the City of Gloucester.

We are still waiting for permission to open the Museum doors to the community. Until then, we hope you enjoy exploring our beautiful grounds!


Thank you Hammond Castle for sharing this great news! Hammond Castle is located at 80 Hesperus Ave. Looking forward to seeing you again when you can reopen. Images borrowed from Facebook page.

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Clearing and surveying 41 & 43 Cliff Road | view from Thatcher Road #GloucesterMA #newconstruction

Just past the corner of Witham and Thatcher before Long Beach Dairy Maid, clearing and surveying underway on two lots across from the former Amelia’s/Olivia’s space.

photos below – BEFORE (2019 and earlier) Water run off used to ice over before DPW work along this stretch

Halibut Point State Park Parking Open Again

We are very happy to see that the parking lot for Halibut Point State Reservation has reopened! Our first clue was the lack of parked vehicles just beyond the “no parking here” signs along 127. And, in case you were as unaware as I was, parking is free in the lot for Trustees members with pass displayed. I am looking forward to going along those trails again very soon.




New Fish Workers Mural Coming Along on Commercial Street

This new mural, located on Commercial Street not far from Cape Pond Ice, is coming along very well! I love it already.

Commissioned by Awesome Gloucester, the Fish Workers Mural is “intended to honor the legions of people who have made a living “on fish” by working jobs on land.” Thanks to Josh Falk and Dane Woulfe of Studio Fresh and Awesome Gloucester for this new work of art in the neighborhood.