History of the Atlantic Path

the crown jewel of rights of way in Rockport


Parts of the Atlantic Path can be seen in the foreground of this 1886 aerial view of Pigeon Cove (from a balloon, according to the Sandy Bay Historical Society).

from an 1886 aerial view of Pigeon Cove

The dashed line in this 1953 map from a tour guide brochure shows a footpath from Cathedral Rocks all the way to Halibut Point Reservation.

1953 map from tour guide brochure

The 1986 edition of the book Alluring Rockport identifies the path as the Atlantic Walk.

"Atlantic Walk" identified in 1986 book