Welcome to the official blog of Beauport Hotel Gloucester!
Below you may browse from a collection of posts on the local area's culture, hidden gems, events, history and all things Gloucester. Enjoy!
Hiking Trails and Paths - Cape Ann
When we think of hiking, we often envision the White or Green Mountains of northern New England. What if I told you that there are amazing scenic hiking trails and paths just 40 miles north of Boston that rival those found in the mountains?
Top 5 Things to Do on Cape Ann in the Spring
Cape Ann, sometimes referred to as “the other Cape,” is a beautiful stretch of coastline that encompasses the three oceanside towns of Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester-By-The-Sea, and the one inland town of Essex.
From fall foliage to apple picking, here is your essential guide to all things fall in Cape Ann.
What to do on a Rainy Day in Cape Ann
Although we all wish we could, especially while on vacation, nobody can control the weather. So in the unfortunate event that one of your days spent in Cape Ann is a rainy one, we have rounded up five of the best indoor activities that Cape Ann has to offer.
A Look into Bareskin Neck
If there was one word to describe Bearskin Neck, it would be quaint.
Located only five miles away from the Beauport Hotel, Bearskin Neck is an internationally known art colony. The stretch of land is full of rustic little shops full of one of a kind items from local artists. Paintings, fine art, photography, jewelry and everything in between can be found in this picturesque area.
The History of St. Peter's Fiesta
St. Peter’s Fiesta, typically held in June, is a celebration of the Gloucester's commercial fishing and faith that has grown to become a city-wide party. The celebration offers parades of statues, icons through the streets, Seine boat races, the blessing of the city’s commercial fishing fleet, Masses, nine evenings of prayer, a carnival and, most notably, the greasy pole contest. The festival is sponsored by the Italian-American community in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
Although the celebration may be postponed until next year, we can still take a look back and gain insight into the history of this beloved 5 day festival with an informative video, located below.
Pride Month in Gloucester!
In honor of June being pride month for LGBTQ+ individuals, we’re spotlighting Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House. Beauport, a National Historic Landmark, tells the story of a gay man in the early twentieth century: celebrated interior designer Henry Davis Sleeper. This historic house was the summer home of Henry Davis Sleeper, one of America’s first professional interior designers.
Beauport Artist In Residence Gallery Series Begins!
Beauport Hotel Gloucester is pleased to unveil its Spring Artist In Residence Gallery Series, a lobby exhibition featuring the works of Cape Ann local artists of various mediums.
Celebrate the Winter Holidays on Cape Ann
Most people can easily imagine how they might spend a spring or summer day in coastal Gloucester or Rockport, Massachusetts. From enjoying the sandy beaches and historic lighthouse tours to boating, fishing, biking, hiking, and all sorts of shopping, these warmer months are amazing on Cape Ann. The list of fun outdoor activities and places to visit is nearly endless.
Green Crabs: An Invasive Marine Species Impacting Gloucester and the North Atlantic
The City of Gloucester and the people who make their living by the sea are no strangers to issues involving fishing and marine life. From fishing limits to weathering ocean storms, this region is accustomed to handling whatever comes its way.
Recently, a new and growing problem has taken the attention of environmentalists and marine-centered businesses - the invasive species known as the green crab.
Let’s explore what this species is, how to identify it, how they have grown in numbers, and what can be done to eradicate this marine issue. We will also take a look at how the Beauport Hotel and the 1606 Restaurant and Oyster Bar have taken key steps to address this issue.