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“No one is home at the visitor center”

Halibut Point State Park
Ranked #1 of 34 things to do in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Owner description: Scramble across ledges scarred by the granite industry and examine tide pools teeming with marine life.
Reviewed October 15, 2013

You are getting a little sick of shut downs. With all the federal shut downs we came here because it was a state park. We get to the parking station and the machine that dispenses parking tickets took our money twice, and didn't give us a ticket. Thankfully a nice lady gave us her ticket as she was leaving. We went to do the walk and of course there are no pamphlets. There was an application for our cell phone to get a guided tour.....you might have guessed it.....our cell phones didn't work inside the park. We walked to ocean loop and when we got to the end of that we were outside the park with no directions to get to the parking lot. Another nice local directed us to the parking lot. I don't know what they don't have signs up for that information since they don't have pamphlets.

Thank bcoySundanceWyoming
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"granite quarry"
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"old quarry"
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"on the rocks"
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"visitor's center"
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"tide pools"
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"easy hike"
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"rocky coastline"
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"poison ivy"
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"picnic lunch"
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"new hampshire"
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"picnic tables"
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"self guided tour"
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

On the tip of Cape Ann, just outside picturesque Rockport, Massachusetts, is the remains of quarry, and a spectacular vista of the ocean. Waves crashing against the rocks, peaceful water which filled the quarry, a glimpse into the past of New England. Very short and easy hike in from the parking lot.

Thank waltstime1
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

This location has the view of both the water-filled quarry and of the ocean. The trail down to the oceanfront is a little steep, but the trail around the quarry is flat. Parking is $2. The location is just a couple of miles from downtown Rockport and its shops and eateries.

Thank Annabella G
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Pretty walk through woods then you get to the old granite quarry which is rather spectacular, walk around it to an overlook of the ocean. We didn't walk down to the ocean this time but will definitely do so when we visit again.

Thank S M
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

After paying a $2 fee to park, you walk down a short path and come first to the old Babson Farm Quarry that has been filled with water. That alone is beautiful. Near the quarry, there is a small visitor's center with maps and restrooms. If you keep walking a little bit further, you will come to one of the most impressive views of the ocean with the waves crashing onto the granite rocks. According to the placard, you can see New Hampshire and Maine from this point. The path is relatively flat and easy to manage. We stopped here for about half an hour to take pictures, but you could bring a picnic and spend an afternoon here.

1  Thank Rebecca L
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