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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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216 reviews 216 reviews
47 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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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
10 helpful votes 10 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
100 helpful votes 100 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 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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22 reviews 22 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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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This park was a great surprise for us. A road was closed and we were detoured to this area. We were happy to discover a very nice park and dog park for the kids. Great way to let out some energy!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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83 reviews 83 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We visited this weekend when we drove up from Boston and Wingaersheek was resident's only. The beach was small at high tide when we arrived but it worked. There was some trash in the water. There is a lot of playground equipment that looked great for kids. Big open areas and plenty of benches and picnic tables. Beautiful views, trails... More

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