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Halibut Point State Park

Gott Ave, Rockport, MA 01966
978-546-2997
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Ranked #2 of 10 attractions in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Hiking, Birdwatching, Prospecting
Fee: Yes
Traveler Description:   Great birdwatching site, excellent paths for runners or walkers, with high, panoramic 270 degree ocean views from the grout pile overlook... more »
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Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

This state park has wonderful history and the view is spectacular. If you bring a picnic lunch, there are many places on the grounds to enjoy views and lunch. The quarry and its Cape Ann history was something I did not realize was in the area and found it intriguing. The WWII tower to climb and have views up the... More

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canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

There is a longer, steeper route and another that is easier and wider. We went in one way and returned the other and we were pleased as both routes offer something different. We looked at the ocean's horizon and watched a lobster fisher pick up his traps. There were many different types of shrubs, berries, birds, and trees to see.... More

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Cincinnati, OH
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113 reviews 113 reviews
50 attraction reviews
286 helpful votes 286 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Do yourself a favor and be there for a sunset, it is spectacular. This isn't a huge park, but if you want to see it all and hit all the trails, be sure to allow at least 2.5 hours. Parking is $2. We went 2 days in a row in the evening and it was surprisingly empty. Great for some... More

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Outremont
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The view, the view, the air, the beauty, the stones, the bushes, the easiness of the discovery and the short drive from Rockport.

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Coupeville, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Visiting here and kayaking was our plan. The park was closed - the parking lot was full - they weren't even taking walk-ins!

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wilmington
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We go in a back entrance off the road and walk past big old quarries out to the cliffs overlooking the ocean. The walk is beautiful, the quarries are beautiful and the ocean is spectacular.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Wonderful views, terrific (and well maintained) walking trails, extraordinary clambering on the rocks right on the water...what more could you want? You can easily spend 1/2 a day here, even more.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

You need to be able to walk but the distance is not far. Nothing to dislike.n The view and the quarry are spectacular.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I went one Sunday with a Friend and my 4 year old Black Labrador. It was a great walk for all of us and we got to walk all the way to the ocean which was low tide so of course my lab loved it. It was peaceful and relaxing. I look forward to going there again. Maybe bringing a... More

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New Castle, PA
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87 reviews 87 reviews
61 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Walked the trail around the quarry while using the informational pamphlet from the visitor's center. Also took the trail down to the beach and walked around on the rocks. My four year old enjoyed that part a lot.

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