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Halibut Point State Park

Address: Gott Ave, Rockport, MA 01966
Phone Number: 978-546-2997
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Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Birdwatching, Prospecting
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Scramble across ledges scarred by the granite industry and examine tide pools teeming with...
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Type: State Parks, Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Birdwatching, Prospecting
Fee: Yes
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Owner description: Scramble across ledges scarred by the granite industry and examine tide pools teeming with marine life.

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Halibut Point State Park is truly a jewel... compact, yet filled with amazing visuals and interesting offerings. The small wooded parking lot sets the tone for the park. Walk onto the wooded path through beautiful woods, dotted with scattered granite blocks from yesteryear. The five minute walk ends at an amazing vista, high above a large granite quarry, backed by... More 

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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234 reviews 234 reviews
97 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A Great place for a hike and you can also climb the tower for an awesome view of the quarry. There is a fee to get in but so worth it.

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Rochester, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice state park with trails that lead down to the ocean. Can reach the water on a rocky coast and walk along the rocks for some distance. Rocks too slippery and covered with seaweed to actually walk in the water. (see the picture) Other than that, the park is small with a few picnic spots. Restrooms are available.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Halibut Point is an old quarry at the northern tip of Rockport. It is not on the beaten path, but it is definitely worth getting to visit. There are hiking trails around the old quarry and down to the rocky beachfront. The views of the North Shore are spectacular. There is adequate parking at the entrance. On your return go... More 

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Rockport, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

State parks do not seem to get a lot of love from the Commonwealth these days, but Halibut Point is a much-loved and well-run exception. Great for just enjoying the varied scenery, exploring tide pools, picnicking on the rocks, or studying the natural and human history, you'll find this park more than worth the trip. When I showed off Halibut... More 

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Ventura, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Lots of easy walking trails that are well marked. Beautiful trees, quarry, and ocean views. Benches to stop and rest while looking at the beautiful views. Park ranger office open in season. Restroom facilities available. Lots of parking. Off season minimal fee to park.

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

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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