Offering unparalleled views of Ipswich Bay, including Crane Beach and Plum Island, Harvey Reservation is one of the best spots on Cape Ann to sit and watch the sunset. Greenbelt’s smallest reservation offers a short trail, a granite bench, and a terrific spot for a seaside picnic.
Lane’s Cove, the main public access point to Harvey Reservation, is perhaps the smallest harbor in the Northeast. The area rose to prominence in the 1800s for fishing and later for granite quarrying. A massive breakwater creates a cove designed specifically for loading granite onto sloops.
Flora & Fauna
A typical coastal mix of sumac, locust and cherry, with grasses and brambles along the trail edge.
Observe winter waterfowl like eiders, scoters and loons. Summer brings gulls, terns and fish such as striped bass close to shore. Low tide creates inviting tidepools.
Greenbelt is grateful to several professional and staff photographers whose work is featured prominently within our website.
Thank you Jerry Monkman / ecophotography.com, Lynne Holton, Kindra Clineff, Adrian Scholes and John Raleigh.