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Dogtown Common, Gloucester

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Dogtown Common is located in Gloucester. To visit Dogtown Common on your trip to Gloucester, use our Gloucester holiday planner.
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The town prides itself on maintaining a quaint New England charm. Many inns and rental properties offer views, or accommodation in historical red-brick buildings. Some accommodations have only a few rooms, so book ahead to ensure you get the room of your choice.
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  • Fun hike, easy to walk around. I hear that the bugs can be bad in the summer, but on this cool day there were none. It was great finding the boulders with the sayings on them. It's a large area and we...  more »
  • The interior of Cape Ann is known as Dogtoiwn Common. Early on pioneers settled in the interior but later abandined their homes and farms as the fishing industry developed. They abandioned their dogs ...  more »
  • We have hiked the Common twice now and both times were very enjoyable but I have to say right up front that the trail maps and trails can be very confusing leading you to hike much more than you inten...  more »