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Stage Fort Park and Beach

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Aside from the bathrooms and info center being closed for the season, the park is amazing and... read more

Reviewed January 5, 2019
Ware, Massachusetts
Nice Park with Fall Colors

We visited Stage Fort Park in late October and were wonderfully surprised to see some fall... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2018
Alan S
Raleigh, United States
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This small park overlooking Gloucester harbor marks the spot where the area was first settled in the early 1600s.
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Hough Street, Gloucester, MA 01833
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All reviews visitor center great playground welcome center walking trails baseball field ice cream stand on the rocks public restrooms view of the ocean sea glass gorgeous views few hours gloucester harbor hammond castle picnic gazebo bandstand
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Reviewed January 5, 2019

Aside from the bathrooms and info center being closed for the season, the park is amazing and trails well maintained. Very safe for solo walkers and both historical and beach access. Encountered families and older walkers (like me :)

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 3katsandhubby
Reviewed October 29, 2018

We visited Stage Fort Park in late October and were wonderfully surprised to see some fall flowering plants in full bloom and trees with bright colors. Against the beautiful harbor view, it was very nice. Plenty of parking.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alan S
Reviewed October 11, 2018

I heard an unusual sound when I approached this place- it turned out to be the sound of laughter of many children. No amplified music, I didn't see a cell phone. People enjoy themselves here- and it's a powerful experience to see! Plus it's wonderfully...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

the park is beautiful and my sons enjoyed climbing on the rocks. the view of the harbor is amazing. I will definitely go back again

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank heatherpI8220KN
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Very nice park with amenities. There is a great take out restaurant at the park too. Highly recommend this park

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

We have officially found a state park/beach perfect for our family needs! We have two boys with autism and this place was perfect! The park has everything from swimming, a play ground, picnic areas with grills, lots to see and do! We can’t wait to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Its ten dollars to park but you can stop at the visitor center lot for free for 20 minutes to see most but the beach. Beautiful views of Gloucester and some private viewing spots for photos too. Really worth the stop!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 2luvbird
Reviewed August 6, 2018

After a lot of driving, it was really nice to take a picnic down to this park and have a lovely walk by the sea. Nice views of Gloucester from here

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Anne B
Reviewed August 1, 2018

We love it here we go visit half moon beach and have a picnic on Stage Fort Park; there is often a fair at Hammond Castle that you can see all the a characters dressed up.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank loanmil
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Took a quick walk through the park after visiting Hammond Castle. Climbing the huge rock the view the bay was gorgeous. Waked through the ocean at the beach was refreshing.

Date of experience: July 2018
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July 22, 2017|
Response from PierreL559 | Reviewed this property |
Parking is available at $10 per vehicle on weekdays and $15 on weekends and holidays. There is also a dog park located in the parking lot of Stage Fort Park - for information please visit Gloucester Dog Park's website.
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Response from critic49 | Reviewed this property |
I have never noticed a gas grille at the park. I would think a gas grille is more practical and safer than charcoal. They have receptacles for the hot charcoals for your conveyance. If you want to make sure then I would... More