Special programs at Halibut Point State in June begin on Wednesday, June 1st with Keep Moving! a walking program for seniors sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. To get your fitness club involved, call 617-624-5972. On Sunday, June 5th at 1:00pm the park is featuring Reading the Granite Landscape. This program details the natural history of granite tols via geology, plant communities and succession. environmental forces and human use. Another special program for June is the latest trek of The Atlantic Path. A three-hour trek along Rockport’s resplendent public coastline, we advise that this hike entails negotiation some challenging terrain. The next Birding for Beginners is taking place on Sunday, June 19th at 8:00am. Meet Peter van Demark in Halibut Point’s parking lot. Also on Sunday, June 19th at 3:00pm is a Sunday Sounds concert with perennial park favorites Livin’ on Luck providing classic hits unplugged. And on Monday, June 20th at noon Halibut Point is hosting the DCR Universal Access Team for a quarry ramble for those of all abilities. To let them know you’ll be attending, give them a call at 413-545-5758.
Standard park programs for June are the Quarry Tour on Saturdays June 4th, 11th and 18th at 10:00am. This 90 minute tour entails the showing of a video, a granite-splitting demonstration and a walk around the former Babson Farm Quarry. The Military History of Halibut Point is being offered on the Mondays of June 13th, 20th and 27th at both noon and 6:00pm. And costal exploration with Tidepools will take place on Thursday, June 2nd at 8:00am and Friday, June 3rd at 9:00am. For a flyer you can download containing June 2011 Halibut Point State Park programs and events just click here.