This is a moderate loop trail in Rockport, Massachusetts. It traverses some of the many trails in the municipal land surrounding the granite quarries in the Pigeon Hill section of Rockport that were last worked prior to the Great Depression. These quarries are now filled with ground and rainwater. During late spring, ladyslippers (wild orchids) are in bloom in many spots along this route.
Most streets in the area are signed for resident-only parking, so consider parking at the Granite Pier (on Wharf Rd just north of the Keystone Bridge on Granite St, MA Route 127). The hike starts and ends in the Granite Pier lower level and passes under the Keystone Bridge.
Caution: the trail passes near some very steep cliffs overlooking the various quarries, none of which have guard rails.
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