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Stage Fort Park and Beach

Hough Street, Gloucester, MA 01833
978-281-8865
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Ranked #6 of 26 Attractions in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Description: This small park overlooking Gloucester harbor marks the spot where the area was first settled in the early 1600s.
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Hudson, New Hampshire
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91 reviews 91 reviews
8 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

If visiting Gloucester, don't miss the point with the cannons looking out over the harbor-beautiful view!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We had been traveling for several days and wanted to let our Pom run off some energy. This dog park was one of the best that I have ever seen. It was not only divided between small and large dogs, but also had an agility work area and a separate area for unfriendly dogs. It was right on the bay,... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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218 reviews 218 reviews
47 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

For people looking for a place to bring kids or a large group of people, look no further. This area can provide entertainment for all. This area has a playground for kids, swingsets, an enclosed dog park/walk, a baseball field, a small beach, a rock climbing area, and also plenty of walking paths for all to use. Additionally, there area... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

On our way to Gloucester, we stop by this park. The facilities are good, the views to the bay and Gloucester are spectacular. The historic information was well presented and the parking was not crowded for a Saturday morning. Recommended.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

great palce for a picnic lunch or just to take a break after sightseeing. The park has plenty of free parking

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Amsterdam, New York, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Parked in no parking along shore front for 2 hours with no problem on a sunday and labor day weekend. many others did the same. The only other place to park was vistor parking of 20 min at the restrooms(eww so gross) or 15/day/car in the pay lot. The views were great and climbing the large boulders and trailways was... More

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MA
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133 reviews 133 reviews
55 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We visited here on a recent summer weekday when we arrived too late at Wingaersheek and parking was already full. The beach is seriously tiny but in a cute cove. No waves, but a few rocks to check out. Lots of families with small kids. The best thing about this beach is that it is lined with trees and offers... More

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Oakville, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We were in the area for a couple days and decided pull into this park after driving by to let our small children run around for a bit. We found ourselves there for well over an hour just exploring the area and views. There is a tiny beach area and plenty of picnic benches for family's to use. Looked like... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Great walk with the family and my daughter loved the play ground. Park was very clean and many families spending the day doing picnics. Great place to also get a snack near by is the cupboard great food.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I have been coming here for the last 2 years for the Blues Festival what a beautiful place right on the water. The facilities are very clean the beaches are wonderful just a all around great place to hang out...

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