Cape Ann, north of Boston Massachusetts is full of old quarries – some tiny and some huge. The local granite was used to build much of early Boston and other colonial cities and towns in New England. Today, the woods are encroaching, but hiking the inland trails yields all sorts of quarry surprises and lovely views with New England’s basic assets of stone, water, and trees. This fairly shallow quarry is also a good place to listen to operatic bull frogs. Enjoy.