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Stage Fort Park and Beach

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Address: Hough Street, Gloucester, MA 01833
Phone Number: 978-281-8865
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Description: This small park overlooking Gloucester harbor marks the spot where the...
This small park overlooking Gloucester harbor marks the spot where the area was first settled in the early 1600s.
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I wish that I lived here so I can go to this park everyday

This is such a beautiful park. I wish that I lived here so I can go to this park everyday. Spectacular views everywhere and a lot of room to play.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is such a beautiful park. I wish that I lived here so I can go to this park everyday. Spectacular views everywhere and a lot of room to play.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a great park, with a playground for the small one, tennis, baseball, 2 beaches, plenty of area for grills and picnics, ice cream stand and take out food restaurant.

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markus2229
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Nice little park, filled with plenty of people, families etc having fun. My kids got to walk on the beach, some very large rocks and trails. Good time. Visitor center was closed for the season?? and ...So were the restrooms..so, that sucked...lol...Would have stayed longer, but ...no restroom...Great place to take the family for a fun day!!

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Adams, Massachusetts
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83 reviews 83 reviews
20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Nice park with rocky shore views. History with the shore. On a nice day, enjoy the scenery that is different from every change of view. Love it.

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Salem, New Hampshire
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103 reviews 103 reviews
58 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

There are beautiful views of Gloucester harbor from the high rocks, which you can climb all over, from this park. There are also some wonderfully placed benches so that you can just sit and absorb the beauty. There is a huge bronze plaque telling of the fight in 1625 over the fishing stages by the men from Plymouth, led by... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great park with a little beach, historic markers, walking trails, playground and a little place to buy food during the summer.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This park is a beautiful break from your every day. Just take an hour to sit on a bench facing the sea or just climb onto a rock and absorb the sunshine. There is a cove beach that is small and charming. A seafood stand is adjacent to the park and quite good. Grassy space for kids to run and... More 

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dc
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

There is a farmers market here on Thursdays in the season. The views are spectacular. There is a little clam shack for snacks - just a wonderful romantic place to walk, picnic, or visit the farmers market.

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Winchester, NH
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Although the visitor's center was closed because of the date, the park was awesome with incredible views of the water. Very peaceful and beautiful.

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Gloucester
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Yes, real preserved cannons out on the bluffs with wonderful trails to get you there and stone carved granite stepping stones leading you through the headland boulders. A baseball diamond, volleyball area, children's park, a separate dog park enclosure, basketball court, with three totally different beaches, all within walking distance and free parking outside the park, lots of picnic areas... More 

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