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Halibut Point State Park

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Address: Gott Ave, Rockport, MA 01966
Phone Number: 978-546-2997
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Fee: Yes
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking, Prospecting
Description: Scramble across ledges scarred by the granite industry and examine...
Scramble across ledges scarred by the granite industry and examine tide pools teeming with marine life.
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Peaceful and Beautiful!

I have been in this park a couple of times. It is an amazing place to take a walk and enjoy the sight of the nature and the sea. It is very relaxing and peaceful, and if you had a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I have been in this park a couple of times. It is an amazing place to take a walk and enjoy the sight of the nature and the sea. It is very relaxing and peaceful, and if you had a bad day or you were in a bad mood, this will be a great remedy. I really recommend to visit... More 

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Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Amazing views of the ocean and surrounding lands, as well as interesting information on granite and nature in the area,

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

After walking down a winding wooded path, the first glimpse of the granite quarry is mind-blowing! If you've never seen a quarry before, it's just fascinating. Keep walking and you'll eventually come to an elevated rocky point overlooking the ocean, which is arguably the best place on Cape Ann to watch the sunset. The total walking distance to reach this... More 

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Clinton, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

It was interesting & beautiful scenery. The visitor's center was closed so we didn't have the map the tells you what all the numbered stops were. We would have liked to learn more although my Geocaching app gave us a nice writeup about the history.

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We were there on a beautiful fall day. GREAT place to go with the family for a short hike, just keep any eye on the little ones. Walk up to the scenic overlook, or walk along the rocks by the beach. Nice place to spend a few hours on a warm day. We did NOT have to pay to park,... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

An old quarry with great views, easy paths down to the ocean. Lots of rocks to poke around in. This would be a great place to take a picnic. On the website it said the park was closed, that just means the parking is free and there are no guides around. The trails were still open when we went.

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Carved in stone from history awh striking beauty and views of the coastline up to Maine. The quarries are just plain beautiful.

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Maurice, Louisiana
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The views are amazing! You can walk right up to the ocean on the rocks and feel the ocean water. The granite quarry is amazingly beautiful! Don't pass this up! Kids will love this as well as we did ... 40 somethings...

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calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

terrific paths, ocean views, history and fantastic quarry. The ocean air and opportunity to learn and stretch our legs in such a well maintained landmark were much appreciated

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Brandon
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We enjoyed our walk around the park. The fall colors were gorgeous all around the quarry, though it was very wind at the point.

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