Greater Cape Ann Highlights

Greater Cape Ann Highlights Premiere

Greater Cape Ann Highlights has premiered on the ICAM’s Public Channel and their YouTube Channel

Greater Cape Ann Highlights is a new monthly video interview series focusing on two greater Cape Ann businesses each month. The first episode features interviews with Spencer Kalker of Cape Ann Botanicals / Cape Ann Cannabis and Gary Rogers of True North Ale Company.

Cape Ann Botanicals
True North Ale Company

The show will air on ICAM Public Channels Comcast 9 and Verizon 33 on Mondays at noon and 7:30 PM and Thursdays at 7:30 AM.

The program will also be accessible on under Video on Demand and on the ICAM YouTube Channel.

Good Harbor Beach Gloucester

Gloucester Non-resident Beach Parking Reservation System

Starting Memorial Day weekend, reservations will be require. The online reservation may be found at:

Starting May 18th, the City of Gloucester will be launching a new online parking reservation system for non-resident beachgoers. Visitors will now be required to reserve parking spots at Good Harbor Beach, Wingaersheek Beach, and Stage Fort Park. You may reserve a parking space up to 10 days in advance via the City of Gloucester’s Yodel website.

Cash will no longer be accepted at the gate, and reservations will be required for entrance to Good Harbor Beach, Wingaersheek Beach, and Stage Fort Park. Reservations are non-refundable, so visitors are encouraged to plan accordingly.

Lodgers had previously been eligible for a discounted parking rate through a Guest Voucher. The City is working to find ways to make the Guest Voucher work with the new reservation system. Please stay tuned for updates.

This new system will streamline and improve the beach-going experience for all visitors while improving traffic and overcrowding. For more information, please see the Beach Parking FAQs below.

Cape Ann Plein Air Festival Week 2021!

Cape Ann Plein Air Festival Week 2021 is underway! 35 artists from across the country have landed here in town and will begin painting.
Find out why artists from around the world are drawn to America’s oldest sea port. Stroll through artist galleries and studios nestled on the Atlantic. Grab lunch on the water overlooking a working fishing harbor. Experience arts and culture at one of the world-class museums, theater, or heritage center. Venues offer a calendar of special events and daytime galleries perfect for a casual visit or an overnight stay.
Many paintings will be available for sale during the full duration of the competition and festival. Selected works will be shown and available for sale during the Gala Reception and Awards Presentation, at the conclusion of the competition. This is your chance to purchase works by some of the top names in contemporary painting.
For more information visit:

Fall in Love With Autumn on Cape Ann


Autumn is gorgeous in the Cape Ann Region and ideal for wood land hikes and seaside walks on Greater Cape Ann’s numerous trails and pathways for a drive along the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway. Book a long weekend to enjoy the spectacular fall colors, Cape Ann Plein Air, Rockport Harvestfest, Essex Clamfest, and even some Haunted Halloween Happenings