Begin A Healthy Start to Your New Year in Gloucester!January 03, 2022 / Art and Music, Outdoor Adventures, Things to Do & See
Cheers to 2022! It’s the start of a new year which traditionally means…new year resolutions. Whether you’re looking to establish a fresh fitness regime, acquire a new skill, or simply spend extra time outdoors, Gloucester is a great destination to embark on your pledge.
Journey to authentic Gloucester
Consider extending your travel plans in 2022. We suggest you add Gloucester, Massachusetts to your bucket list for that truly authentic adventure! Just 45 minutes by car or train from downtown Boston, Gloucester is home to America’s oldest seaport. Our coastal community and sometimes salty city offers so much to see and do all year long. Plan your visit to experience our hometown spirit, maritime history, fresh seafood, spectacular working waterfront, the arts, and an abundance of natural beauty.
Renew, Refuel, and Recharge through Nature
The old saying goes, “salt air does one good”! If you’re looking to spend more time outdoors to exercise or meditate, Gloucester’s rugged coastline and beautiful beaches may be just what you are seeking! Award-winning Good Harbor Beach, Wingaersheek Beach, Pavilion Beach, and the Backshore offer ideal, tranquil surroundings to take in a mindful stroll, while you breathe in the fresh air and delight in the picturesque views. During the winter months dogs are allowed to frolic on Gloucester’s beaches, so bring your furry friend along.
Take in an Outdoor Adventure
Gloucester is home to some of the most beautiful and scenic walking trails and nature hikes on Cape Ann. Nature lovers will enjoy discovering all of the natural beauty and splendors by walking, hiking, or biking in several of the area’s conservation lands and parks, such as Ravenswood Park, Rafe’s Chasm, and Dogtown Common. Another hiking trail with scenic vistas to explore in and around Gloucester are Halibut Point State Park. For a list of trails in and around Gloucester, check out the Greenbelt and the Trustees of Reservations. Plan a great outdoor adventure and take advantage of nature’s many benefits!
Enroll in a Class or Workshop
Looking to learn a new talent or supplement your existing fitness program? There are many places in Gloucester offering a variety of classes and workshops for all interests, levels, and ages. To name a few, Rocky Neck Art Colony, Cape Ann Art Haven, and the Cape Ann Museum all offer a wide range of workshops, online and in-person classes, and self-guided walking tours. Register at Treetop Yoga Studio to enhance your yoga practice experience. If dancing is your desire, register for one of MAGMA Gloucester’s dance classes available for all levels. Enroll in a woodcarving class with David Calvo Studio or a pottery class with Marty Morgan.