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Experience hosted by Susan

90 minsHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes drinks

What you'll do

I offer walking tours of coastal, scenic natural beauty. You will discover conservation land, local beaches, charming coves, islands, hidden lanes, ponds, spectacular harbor views, charming architecture and a colonial burying ground. Focus is on the scenery and coastline, but history and local folklore are inevitable in any walk around Marblehead. We will concentrate on the very oldest part of the old fishing village, and walk on lanes, paths, and sand bars that you'll only find with a local guide.
Other things to note
This is a walking tour of approximately 2 miles or 1.5 hours. Can be modified according to guests' needs and preferences. There are limited bathroom facilities, hills, sandy and rocky terrain.
I offer walking tours of coastal, scenic natural beauty. You will discover conservation land, local beaches, charming coves, islands, hidden lanes, ponds, spectacular harbor views, charming architecture and a colonial burying ground. Focus is on the scenery and coastline, but history and local folklore are inevitable in any walk around Marblehead. We will concentrate on the very oldest part of the old fishing village, and walk on lanes, paths, an…

What's included

  • Drinks
    I'll carry water for guests. The walk begins and ends close to local restau...

Meet your host, Susan

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 13 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I've lived in Marblehead my entire life (60+ years!), and have been an airbnb host at my house in the woods for five years. I've been a teacher of literature and writing at the college level for many years, and am currently a chaplain in higher ed. I know the community, its history, customs, and landscape, from an insider's viewpoint. I offer walking tours that include small coves and local beaches and conservation areas as well as the historic old town with pedestrian walkways known only to locals.
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Where you'll be

Tours will include some or all of these sights, some well-known, some familiar only to locals: Steer Swamp Conservation Area, Grace Oliver's Beach, Barnegat Cove, Brown's Island, Gashouse Beach, Gerry's Island, Doak's Lane boatyards and lobster shanties, Fort Sewall, the Barnacle (local watering hole!), Alley Steps, Knight's Lane, Redd's Pond, Old Burial Hill, Black Joe's Pond, Town Landing, Crocker Park.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 13 reviews.

Ramya
April 2021
My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the walking tour with Susan. She is very friendly and showed us some interesting places and history of Marblehead
Nicole
September 2020
Susan’s Marblehead costal walking tour was excellent! She shared unique details and stories about the area and lead us to beautiful spots in the town. My family of all age groups definitely enjoyed this tour and would definitely do it again with Susan.
Susan’s Marblehead costal walking tour was excellent! She shared unique details and stories about the area and lead us to beautiful spots in the town. My family of all age groups d…
Oni
November 2019
I loved this walking tour so much! Susan has so much love for this place, having grown up here and returned to raise her family after college. And it shows in all her stories. Also she has intimate knowledge of all the secret pathways and nooks and little coves and harbors of Marblehead, and it was extraordinary to discover all of these places through her generosity in sharing. Thank you, Susan!!
I loved this walking tour so much! Susan has so much love for this place, having grown up here and returned to raise her family after college. And it shows in all her stories. Also…
Susan
October 2019
Coastal walk of Marblehead was quite lovely. The weather was wonderful and the views, just stunning. Susan is a longtime resident of Marblehead which enables her to offer both extensive historical insight of the area as well as knowledge of local vistas and trails that are off the beaten path. Highly recommend it!
Coastal walk of Marblehead was quite lovely. The weather was wonderful and the views, just stunning. Susan is a longtime resident of Marblehead which enables her to offer both ext…
Cindi
September 2019
Excellent tour with amazing views! Susan is extremely nice, very knowledgeable and super informative. We had a great time on the tour! Tons of beautiful views, historical information and inside scoops were packed into the tour. Would definitely recommend!
Excellent tour with amazing views! Susan is extremely nice, very knowledgeable and super informative. We had a great time on the tour! Tons of beautiful views, historical informati…
Marilyn
September 2019
Susan showed us the beautiful coves, beaches and sites of Marblehead while explaining some history and sharing some personal anecdotes. She was kind, friendly and knowledgeable and very patient of our children (we booked a private tour).

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Water, walking shoes, sunscreen, phone to take photos!