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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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Lovely setting and good farmer's market

The views are lovely and the Farmer's Market on Thursdays from 3-6:30 is very good. Nice selection of vendors in a lovely location. Good place to picnic.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Boxford, Massachusetts
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137 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The views are lovely and the Farmer's Market on Thursdays from 3-6:30 is very good. Nice selection of vendors in a lovely location. Good place to picnic.

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Windsor, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

What amazing history! Go inside the visitors' welcome centre to get pamphlets on all the area attractions--from Salem Witch Hunt tours, Whale Watches, and everything. If you go on a Thursday during the warmer months, the Farmers' Market is there from 3:00 to 6:00, adding value for your parking money (unless you opt for the easy walk from nearby downtown... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Beautiful visitor's center with friendly, helpful women. Park in front free for twenty minutes. After that, pay for parking in parking lot on right. The park has a playground, ball field, two small beaches, trails, picnic area and cannons used to protect harbor. When I first read this description my first reaction was too busy!. The park is huge. You... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My boyfriend and I stumbled upon Stage Fort while leaving Gloucester. We fell in love with it and decided to spend an extra 2 hours there. The ladies in the office were super helpful and friendly. The beach was beautiful. There were lots of picnic benches everywhere. Definitely a great spot for a family reunion or a cookout. We had... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

situated at the western end of gloucesters stacy boulevard, this park has it all. not one, but two beaches. half moon beach. a small crescent shaped sandy beach faces east. gorgeous views across the harbor to 10 pound island and east gloucester. you wont lose your little ones as this beach is only 100 meters long..........cresseys beach, not as sandy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My son and (now) daughter-in-law got married in a small family ceremony in the gazebo at the park. The weather was beautiful, making the harbor-view setting truly breath-taking. The Saturday ceremony was surrounded by two baseball games and countless beach goers, and this added to the informal vibe the kids were going for. Several strangers joined in taking pictures and... More 

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Niagara Falls, New York
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stopped at this park our last day in Gloucester to admire the natural beauty of this part of the Coast. It was a really nice place to take it all in. There is a beach and many natural stone formations. There is plenty of parking and it is a fantastic place to enjoy the Sea air and the view... More 

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Gloucester, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a gorgeous state park just outside downtown Gloucester. There are two beaches, a playground, a dog park, a visitors center, baseball fields, cookout sites, rocks to climb on and a couple of cannons, all with gorgeous views. Parking is available, although there is a fee for non-residents during the summer; you can also park on the boulevard and... More 

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Meriden, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is an amazing park. Tons of parking and the most friendly people. The person that met us at the gate was so nice! There are baseball fields and basketball court and a dog agility park. Tons of cute little places to sit along the cliffs and places to have picnics. There is a tiny beach tucked into the cliffs.... More 

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Park has everything necessary for a wonderful stay including picnic areas for families; play areas for kids, walking trails, huge bolder with paths for a better view of the ocean; bathroom facilities and a small beach area. Get their early during tourist season and plan on spending the day.

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Additional Information about Stage Fort Park and Beach

Address: Hough Street, Gloucester, MA 01833
Phone Number: 978-281-8865
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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