During the Conservancy’s 2023 Annual Meeting, Lifetime Master Gardener Gretel Anspach gave a presentation on New England’s native plants. She explained why native plants are important and provided detailed information about a wide variety of native plants, including many wildflowers. Gretel graciously offered to share her presentation slides and script. To access these documents click the following links:
This public way off Foster Street begins with a paved section and then continues over a grassy area to wooden steps leading down to a pebble beach. A bench at the top of the steps provides a pleasant view of the harbor with the town in the background.
This 40-foot wide, 50-foot long right-of-way extending to the low water mark, located next to the Corinthian Yacht Club, has no street sign. The paved way ends at a grass strip and stone wall, offering views of Marblehead Harbor and the mainland from Peach’s Point to Abbot Hall.
Lookout Court, though appearing as a street, is open for foot traffic only. Located in Marblehead’s Historic District near Abbot Hall, this public way narrows to stone steps and a small path between houses that is known as Prospect Alley. The vista offers magnificent views of the town and Marblehead Harbor.
Beginning at Follet Street, this lane runs adjacent to a stockade fence at the eastern edge of the parking lot for Chandler Hovey Park and continues over the grass down to the water. The park, with the iconic Marblehead Light Tower, is a perfect location from which to watch boats sailing in and out of the harbor.
While beginning as a paved street off Pond Street, Knight’s Hill Road quickly turns into a narrow dirt and gravel path leading down a steep hill between houses. The path exits at the corner of Dunn’s Lane and Elm Street, directly across from the Elm Street Alley. (See below.) Together, Knights Hill Road and Elm Street Alley offer a short cut from Redd’s Pond to Washington Street.
Hollyhock Lane begins as a narrow flagstone path located close to a house and becomes a grassy lane ending in a driveway on Merritt Street. This short public way is accessible from a small private parking lot off Circle Street, near #116 Front Street.
Harvard Street is a 40-foot wide public way located off Harbor Avenue and leading to the low water mark. The street ends at a set of stone steps to a pebble beach with a view of the mainland across the harbor.