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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: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking, Prospecting
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Fee: Yes
Owner description: Scramble across ledges scarred by the granite industry and examine tide pools teeming with marine life.

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Clinton, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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Parsippany, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We were there on a beautiful fall day. GREAT place to go with the family for a short hike, just keep any eye on the little ones. Walk up to the scenic overlook, or walk along the rocks by the beach. Nice place to spend a few hours on a warm day. We did NOT have to pay to park,... More

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Concord, New Hampshire, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

An old quarry with great views, easy paths down to the ocean. Lots of rocks to poke around in. This would be a great place to take a picnic. On the website it said the park was closed, that just means the parking is free and there are no guides around. The trails were still open when we went.

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Carved in stone from history awh striking beauty and views of the coastline up to Maine. The quarries are just plain beautiful.

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Maurice, Louisiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The views are amazing! You can walk right up to the ocean on the rocks and feel the ocean water. The granite quarry is amazingly beautiful! Don't pass this up! Kids will love this as well as we did ... 40 somethings...

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calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

terrific paths, ocean views, history and fantastic quarry. The ocean air and opportunity to learn and stretch our legs in such a well maintained landmark were much appreciated

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Brandon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We enjoyed our walk around the park. The fall colors were gorgeous all around the quarry, though it was very wind at the point.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Interesting walk in a former granite quarry. Good coastal scenery but as a regular visitor to the American State Parks, it is not a spectacular visit

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Halibut Point State Park and adjacent Halibut Point Reservation are among the most beautiful places in the USA. The park is never crowded, but in summer the limited parking space fills quickly. The best way to come then is by bike. There's no entry fee for bikers or hikers, only parking fee for cars ($2). In the park, the huge... More

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

A lovely walk through thisnoark. You can do long or short walks and on a clear day has fabulous views. Remember to pay for your parking.

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