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Halibut Point State Park

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Address: Gott Ave, Rockport, MA 01966
Phone Number: 978-546-2997
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Scramble across ledges scarred by the granite industry and examine...

Scramble across ledges scarred by the granite industry and examine tide pools teeming with marine life.

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Very pretty

Made a quick stop for brought-in lunch and a quick walk t othe visitor's center. Views are lovely. Shame the visitor's center was closed - i think they are renovating.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Rocky River Ohio
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Rocky River Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Made a quick stop for brought-in lunch and a quick walk t othe visitor's center. Views are lovely. Shame the visitor's center was closed - i think they are renovating.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The heavily tree covered trail to the look out point was so beautiful. The ground was very soft from decaying and dry foliage. You have to walk half way around the quarry BEFORE getting to the ocean view. When looking in the distance, the water in the quarry is only separated by the tree line before the skyline is seen... More 

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Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Breathtaking view of the ocean and quarry pond after an easy hike through a woodland path. One of the rare places on the east coast to see a sunset over the ocean. Up close you can look at tide pools as well as wild blueberry and an abundance of birds, but it's the vista that enthralls.

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Cape Ann
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Perfect place for a walk! Family, pets, group, perfect! The ocean meets the quarry, so perfect! The people you meet are so friendly, it reminds you that thing you want to remember....we all love nature!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As you explore Cape Ann with its beaches, shopping, restaurants and tourist haunts you will want to take a break and head for a nature walk, now too strenuous and always pleasing. Head to Halibut State Park. You pay a small fee for parking and then follow the trails around the park. You will come across an amazing granite quarry... More 

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Watertown, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great walk and it is unique to see a quarry filled with water with the ocean in the background.

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Fremont, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an old quarry that was used to provide the area it's piers and breakwaters amongst other things such as buildings in Boston. The views are right on the ocean. There are sheets of rock to lay upon and watch the waves. A few even venture to scuba dive here.

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a short walk to the overlook of the ocean. Take the longer walk and see the beach......or rocks with the water crashing over them. Parking is $5 for mass residence and $6 for out of state. They do monitor the parking lot.

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Thank Brent V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The state park has a parking meter which is $5.00 to park. The trails are easy to walk through for all ages however they are narrow. There are several places to stop and take pictures. There is no swimming in the quarry area. When we were there a woman was painting the scenic view. Once you travel down the trail... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have an afternoon to spare when you are in the Boston area, and you want a break from the city hustles, be sure to drive out here. The ocean, the pools, the rocks, the views will revive your spirits. We were lucky and got there before they closed the park, which happened when we left!

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