Gloucester City is proud of its small-town atmosphere and its variety of beautiful waterways, a fishing pier, historic sites, neighborhood parks, and great eateries. With events sponsored throughout the year by the Mayor and Council, visitors to Gloucester City will never run out of things to do.
Gloucester City and the Gloucester Marine Terminal have a humid continental climate with large differences in temperature between the seasons. Summers are warm and can be hot. Winters can be severely cold. Precipitation is distributed evenly around the year, and Gloucester City gets some snow every year. Temperatures in Gloucester City range from an average high of 25°C (78°F) in July and August to an average low of 0°C (32°F) in January. Humidity levels range from 70% in April to almost 85% in October. Gloucester City gets snowfall from November through April, with the heaviest average snowfall of almost seven inches (17.8 centimetres) in February.
Gloucester City Sail Inc. is a non-profit agency providing a maritime training program to the area's youth. The North Wind is Gloucester City's flagship, and it is used as a school-ship for students from local schools. The program also serves veterans and handicapped adults. The two-masted North Wind is registered by the US Coast Guard approved to carry as many as 41 passengers. Berthed at the Freedom Pier in Gloucester City, she is also available for charters and for private sailing lessons.