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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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Great for a leisurely walk and historic too

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
weheckman
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Salem, New Hampshire
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Salem, New Hampshire
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103 reviews 103 reviews
58 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
41 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Castle Manor Inn and Sea Glass Restaurant are 5 minutes or less from the main boulevard where there is a beautiful beach (Pavillion Beach), continue walking to the park (3 minutes more) and you will find two more very different beaches. One very protected and parents love it because it is very sheltered and kids love this beach, safe and... More 

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Portland, Maine
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247 reviews 247 reviews
44 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I visited here recently while seeing friends on the North Shore. I had not been to this park in 23 years, and had not remembered it being so beautiful. There are many short hiking trails, open fields, and picnic tables with amazing water vistas, as well as a small, pristine, private beach. The park was surprisingly clean of trash and... More 

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Scarborough, ME, United States
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150 reviews 150 reviews
65 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is a lovely park. When we were there so was a Farmer's Market. There's room for big family reunions and places for romance. It's quite large and very well kept and not too far from the center of town.

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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108 reviews 108 reviews
12 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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

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