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“Lovely spot” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Stage Fort Park and Beach

Stage Fort Park and Beach
Hough Street, Gloucester, MA 01833
978-281-8865
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Ranked #9 of 42 things to do in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: This small park overlooking Gloucester harbor marks the spot where the area was first settled in the early 1600s.
New Paltz, NY
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Lovely spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We have not used the beach except to walk there from up on the hill, but the park is lovely. What a view! The Cape Ann Farmers Market is located there in season - a great farmers market, too.

Visited August 2013
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“Beautiful views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This is a nice area for picnics, photos, and holding hands. The women in the Visitor's Center were very helpful, too. If you are a photography buff you will really enjoy the harbor views.

Visited October 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Great picnic place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Lots to do, picnic tables, a small kid friendly beach, clean bathrooms, easy parking but get there early. Remember the bug spray if you are going to stay for sunset :)

Visited August 2013
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“Nice Park, beautiful beach views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

$10 parking, and is a city park, so state park passes don't work, which was a little disappointing since they are listed on the state park website. The park is very nice, dog friendly, a park for children, great views from the rocks and an old fort with cannons. Walking distance to the Fisherman's Memorial. Park for free by the memorial.

Visited August 2013
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“Fun place during every season”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

I love taking the kids there. Great playground, small beach and you can climb on the big rock to view the harbor and the city of Gloucester. During the summer there are concerts at the bandstand.

Visited June 2013
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