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architecture have a contemporary Cubist, at times whimsical, sensibility. To see varied works by more of today's local artists, we visited the Rockport Art Association (12 Main Street). Founded in 1921, the organization currently has more than 250 exhibiting members. Three adjacent buildings display their paintings, graphics, sculpture, and photography. The oldest is a sea captain's house (circa 1787). Another is a contemporary barn. The day was hot under cloudless skies despite a forecast of impending rain. Taking advantage of the weather, we drove to Halibut Point State Park (Route 127, Rockport) for a leisurely hike with spectacular coastal views. There's an old quarry at Halibut Point where for nearly a century beginning around 1840, stone blocks were cut from the 450-million- year-old granite. Now filled with water, the quarry is wonderful for birdwatching. The park's self-guided trails are not well-marked and can be confusing; nonetheless, most peo- ple find the hiking easy along narrow paths through low brush and across granite ledge. On clear days, there are expansive views of the Eastern seaboard and across Ipswich Bay to the Isles of Shoals in Maine as well as New Hampshire. (Wear proper footwear.) Loving the scenery but drained by the sun and summer heat, we were ready to relax. Our lodging for the night was just up the road. The historic Emerson Inn (1 Cathedral Avenue, Rockport), built in 1856, with a 1912 addi- 203 s p r i n g 2 0 1 7 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e