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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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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is an easy walk for anyone who wants the views of their life. $2 parking fee reasonable. You get to walk around a quarry and also go down to the shore. Highly recommended for families, since the walking is easy, but don't let the kids out on the outlooks over the quarry!

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We have the good fortune of living close enough to Halibut Point State Park to visit it frequently. It is a great place to walk, alone or with family or dogs. They must be leashed. There are quiet paths through the woods which wind around the quarrys and then out to the ocean. The view is perfect. There are trails... More

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Holden, Massachusetts
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70 reviews 70 reviews
35 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Halibut Point S.P. is located at the northeast corner of Cape Ann, in the quintessential, picture perfect New England fishing village of Gloucester, MA. However, the park's history and central attraction is completely unrelated to the sea. The park is located on a former granite quarry, dating from the early 19th century. In the visitor's center (once a fire tower)... More

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41 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The view of the open ocean is majestic! It is so nice to walk on the boulders and breathe the ocean, watch very friendly seagulls, and just sit and relax. There is no hiking there; just a walk on the boulders. Also, the view of the quarry is very nice. Parking is limited, but is very cheap: $2. There is... More

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MA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The quarry was pretty cool to check out, but the real attraction lies just beyond - there are quite a few paths that lead down to the rocky shoreline. How beautiful! It was lots of fun to climb over the large rocks toward the ocean. A handful of people were sunbathing out here - would be a fantastic spot for... More

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Kingston, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A great way to spend 1 - 3 hours. Excellent walk / hike and an awesome view of the ocean from the exposed granite rocks. Also, parking for $2.00 - a steal!

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Lancaster, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Fantastic dog friendly walk with great views! Easy trail, with paths to many amazing views. Public restrooms. Get there early in peak season, as the park does close if they reach capacity. If you are a dog lover, stop at the Lobster Pool for dog friendly dining with a view!

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Rabat, Morocco
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Must check this place out. We found there was plenty of parking and it was very easy to find. So much to explore and the views cannot be beat! Kids loved climbing on the rocks and seeing the working boats. This is a must see!

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Rockland County, NY
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Beautiful park with breathtaking views and interesting history of the quarry ... Take the short walk around the park and bring your camera. You won't regret it.

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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

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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