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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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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Perfect place for an athletic almost bouldering stroll along the shore. Scramble endlessly over rocks till you find the perfect flat spot for lunch or a rest. Cool stuff in the tidal pools. Don't miss the trail around the quarry.

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Washington, Pa
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37 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We went at the end of a day, and now can't wait to go back & take a picnic lunch. Views are breathtaking! Absolutely spectacular scenery! We loved it! There is a bit of a hike to get to the park, and it is on a nicely mulched trail....must wear comfortable shoes! Well worth it!

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altoona, pa United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Quarry and beach walk are easy and well marked. Attend the tower museum. Worth it! Not a long walk to the rocky beach and back. There are tables for lunch to sit in the sun or shade.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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29 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Located at the very tip of Cape Ann north of Boston, a jutting of land that contains Gloucester and Rockport, lies Halibut Point State Park. For two bucks you can park and stroll around an old quarry within spitting distance of the ocean -- leading us to wonder if nearby Rockport was named for a port where they transshipped rocks.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

This is a spectacular state park set at the end of the earth. You will see what remains from a large granite quarry and breathtaking ocean views. You can hike trails around the quarry, through the woods and down the rocky shoreline. If this isn't enough you can climb the tower and get a birds eye view of this amazing... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We love Rockport and the surrounding area. This is our favorite destination. A short walk through the woods and around the granite quarry takes you to the ocean front which is comprised of slabs and boulders of granite descending into the water. Great place for a picnic or just to set up some beach chairs and read or contemplate. We've... More

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Maynard, Massachusetts
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Short little walk from the parking lot ($2/car) to a quarry that may tempt you to want to swim, but you're not allowed to. A short walk later and you can either walk out to the look out (worth checking out) or heading down to the ocean. With (2) children 7 and 10, we timed it right...low tide which allowed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Visited the park on our way to dinner in Rockport. Arrived about an hour before sunset. Easy walk through the woods on a well maintained path. The sky was clear and we could see the coastline for miles from the rocky overlook. Granite everywhere. Don't miss if you're in the area.

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lexminute
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were looking for activities after a few hours in Rockport, and decided to visit Halibut Point State Park as it is just a short drive away. Although it was the peak of tourist season at Cape Ann, the Park was pretty quiet. Parking was cheap at $2, payable at a machine. There is an old granite quarry that is... More

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