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Stage Fort Park and Beach

Address: Hough Street, Gloucester, MA 01833
Phone Number: 978-281-8865
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Ranked #9 of 42 things to do in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: This small park overlooking Gloucester harbor marks the spot where the area was first settled in...
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Owner description: This small park overlooking Gloucester harbor marks the spot where the area was first settled in the early 1600s.

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Pensacola, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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15 reviews 15 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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234 reviews 234 reviews
43 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
57 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

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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