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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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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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The best of the Massachusetts coastline.

The best of the Massachusetts coastline! Crashing waves! Tide pools to explore !Huge boulders to walk on! Ocean Kayaks and sailboats skimming by. Find a private nook for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best of the Massachusetts coastline! Crashing waves! Tide pools to explore !Huge boulders to walk on! Ocean Kayaks and sailboats skimming by. Find a private nook for a perfect picnic.

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reading, MA
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been taking my young daughters here during winter and summer months. Easy to find parking, relatively flat walking terrain and the views are very pretty. You can do this in 2-3 hours while enjoying the views, sounds of the ocean and letting your kids run around a bit. If you go during winter, be sure to bring extra layers... More 

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Great for walking with or without your dog, scenery and panoramic ocean views. Will be back for another visit next time I get a chance.

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Bristol, ct
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

This was not very busy, only a few cars parked in the parking lot and we had the rocks to ourselves. The shore line is all rocks and can be pretty exciting depending on the wind/surf conditions.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Enjoyed the view and surrounding area BUT the trash cans were over flowing, portable restrooms were filthy and the grounds were littered with trash.

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Fayetteville
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

You park and walk to an old rock quarry that is now a lake and it overlooks the ocean. Short walk from parking to lake in wooded but level path. Then you can further walk to see some old buildings with a watch tower and also hike on a path around the lake. This path requires some walking on rock... More 

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Wisconsin
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

What a unique place! The site of a former granite quarry, this park boasts a few trails, breathtaking views, and remnants from the quarry days. A windy day, but better than a beach walk as there were protected areas. Great photography opportunities and a nice place to get some exercise. I would have paid for parking but didn't see any... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful views and trails ! Great spot to walk , relax and picnic. Parking is easy and location is serine and away from the hustle and bustle .

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Berkshires, Ma.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

great hike - not strenuous but interesting - park staff very helpful with information. be sure to go through the museum.

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Loved our visit here for a bit of a walk. Your able to explore the granite quarry and walk right down to the rocky shoreline off the ocean. The lookout point was a beautiful view and there were a good amount of people out for a walk on a Saturday afternoon. One thing was that we spotted a few cars... More 

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