In September, Halibut Point State Park is featuring a full schedule of standard programs and special events. The park’s Quarry Tour will continue every Saturday at 10:00am, the Tower Tour remains on the schedule every Sunday at 1:00pm and the popular Geology Rocks! program will be featured on two Mondays, September 1st & 8th at 1:00pm. Special events for September include Halibut Point’s final Sunday Sounds concert for the season on Sunday, September 7th at 3:00pm with perennial park favorites the Squatch Bondo Band and their bluegrass renditions of popular music. On Saturday, September 13th at 2:00pm the park will host Cape Ann Beneath the Sea, with diver and underwater photographer Dave Milhouser presenting images of marine life off Cape Ann. On Saturday, September 20th at 2:00pm Halibut Point and The Trustees of reservations will once again offer The Atlantic Path. This three-hour, moderately challenging trek along Rockport’s resplendent public coastline from Halibut Point to Pigeon Cove and back features extraordinary geology, tidepools, birding and more. Sunday, September 21st at 8:00am Peter Van Demark will once again be leading Birding for Beginners – this program meets in the parking lot. Also on Sunday, September 21st at 5:00pm Halibut Point will present natural light photographer Leslie Bartlett’s A Stonecutter’s Tale: Stories of the Quarry. A silhouette puppet-play for the entire family, this program takes place outside overlooking the Babson Farm Quarry. And on Saturday, September 27th at 2:00pm the park will offer Birds of Prey. Sponsored by The Friends of Halibut Point State Park and presented by The Center for Wildlife from Cape Neddick, Maine, this program will explore, via birds, posters and hands-on materials the different kinds of raptors that live in New England. Unless otherwise noted, all programs begin in the park’s Visitors Center and are always FREE. For a flyer you can download with Halibut Point’s September programs & events, click here.
Coming in October Halibut Point will offer more standard park programs, the Masschusetts Department of Public Health’s Keep Moving program, an autumn Nature & Wildflower Walk with Ed Jylkka and more Birding for Beginners.