In May, Halibut Point State Park’s Saturday morning Quarry Tour is offered on the 14th, 21st and 28th at 10:00am. Meeting at the park’s Visitors Center at 10:00am, the program features a granite-cutting demonstration, the showing of a short film and a walking tour of the former Babson Farm Quarry.
At 1:00pm on Sunday May 15th and the 22nd The Military History of Halibut Point will take place inside the Visitors Center. This program details the two centuries long military history of the site and entails a climb to the top of the park’s five story artillery fire-control tower.
It’ll be down to the shore for some inter-tidal exploration with Tidepools being offered on Monday, May 9th at 10:00am; Thursday, May 12th at 11:00am; Monday, May 23rd at 10:00am; Fridat, May 27th at 1:00pm and Monday, May 30th at 2:00pm.
Birding for Beginners with Peter Van Demark is Sunday, May 15th from 8-10:00am. This May date usually features the peak of warbler viewing at the park. Meet Peter in the parking lot.
And on Sunday, May 29th from 1-4:00pm Halibut Point is offering The Atlantic Path. Be warned: this is a three-hour trek from the park to the Emerson Inn and back over some quite challenging terrain … bouldering, thicket, slippery shore and more. But the rewards are fantastic … significant history, some little explored shoreline and fantastic geology. If you plan to attend, consider NOT wearing shorts – stretches of poison ivy and thorny underbrush as well as potential biting nasties make it a good idea not to leave yourself too exposed. Also be advised there are no amenities along the route. This event meets at the Visitors Center.
For a downloadable flyer with May 2011 programs & events click here.