The 2017 Perambulation of Marblehead’s downtown “Secret Passageways” realized the largest attendance ever – a combination of residents and visitors totaling 102 as they left the upper grounds of Abbot Hall! Donald Doliber, Town Historian, guided this enormous group up and down hills, following paths originally made in colonial times as the most direct routes connecting waterside to the interior of the peninsula.

Even though it was difficult for those on the fringe of the crowd to hear the guide, they stuck with him for much of the way. However, this difficulty along with the obvious problem of more than a hundred people trying to navigate the streets as a single group show that we will have to change the logistics before offering another public Perambulation.