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Please note that this reservation is not accessible at this time.
A substantial mixed forest of evergreens and hardwoods rises to a rocky summit overlooking Cape Ann.
What makes Mount Ann Park a special place?
We think it’s the mix of thick, hilly woods of white pine, oak, maple, beech, birch, and hemlock that lead to a huge, smooth-topped granite outcrop summit overlooking Haskell and Dykes Pond, water reservoirs of the city of Gloucester. The summit offers views of Gloucester Harbor to the south and Crane Beach to the north.
The brothers of naturalist Henry David Minot gave the land to establish a park in his memory. In 1876, at age 17, Minot wrote The Land Birds and Game Birds of New England. Throughout his youth, Minot suffered from recurrent health problems; he died at an early age.
When to Visit
When Rt. 128 was constructed in the 1950s, access to Mount Ann Park from the north was cut off. The other sides of the Reservation are either part of the City of Gloucester watershed or private land, neither of which can be accessed by the public. Therefore, there is no access to the reservation at present. The Trustees are exploring options to provide public access in the future.
We do offer guided activities at Mount Ann Park at various times throughout the year. Keep an eye on our events calendar for opportunities to visit this reservation.