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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: Prospecting, Hiking, Birdwatching
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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Hard to Figure Out but do not be Dismayed

The road out to this area seems private. We almost felt like we were trespassing, and then "wah-lah" you will see a sign that directs you to park in a lot. Look for the signs. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The road out to this area seems private. We almost felt like we were trespassing, and then "wah-lah" you will see a sign that directs you to park in a lot. Look for the signs. The Visitor's Center was closed for construction so we had to read up on this place online after the fact. The quarry is awesome. If... More 

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Visited the place on Mid of may '15 along with friends. Very nice place to walk around leisurely, enjoying the greenery and ocean view both at one place.

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Boston
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Can go and take nice quick walks through and climb around a bit on the rocks. A nice place to bring a picnic or breakfast to sit and watch the waves. Definitely recommend! My advice, get there a little early since it definitely gets crowded on a nice day!

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This was the perfect little excursion to get to take a good walk, view the sea, and get some fresh air on our weekend getaway to Rockport.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Within a half hour walk around the historic granite quarry, this state park offers beautiful ocean views and access down to the rocky shoreline. Just a few minutes' drive outside Rockport, it's a quiet respite with unforgettable photo opportunities.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Beautiful and unique location. Entirely authentic experience. Stunning vistas made more dramatic as you emerge from the tree canopy that shades the entry pathway. Do as the locals do and pack a chair, picnic and Sunday paper. A fun alternative to the wonderful beaches of Cape Ann. Very manageable hiking (and exploring) experience for young children.

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Houston, Texas
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138 reviews 138 reviews
49 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A beautiful, easy hike for anyone. You can check out the Rockport Granite site and see gorgeous views of the ocean. The visitor center wasn't open when we were there so have no comment on that. Lots of areas to sit and have a picnic or just rest. A nice way to spend a couple of hours.

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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155 reviews 155 reviews
62 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It's an overused term, but this park really is a hidden gem. It's right on the water and tells an interesting history of the granite industry. Lot's of flat rocks to sit on and several trails that loop around the quarry and over rocks. a worthwhile trip

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

About a little over an hour's drive from Boston, this is a quiet location - we visited before the formal tourist season - this place is good to do a little hike on a level ground or over some rocks leading down to the water. This last stretch is not wheelchair friendly. The restrooms were not open as the formal... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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75 reviews 75 reviews
32 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Tucked into a remote corner of Rockport, Halibut Point occupies a former granite quarry. The center holds the water filled hole left behind and there are a few acres of land surrounding the quarry. Trails circle the hole and lead to the rocky shoreline, both at high overlooks and down to the shoreline itself. Parking is generous for such a... More 

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