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Halibut Point State Park

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Address: Gott Ave, Rockport, MA 01966
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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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Tip of Cape Ann

The most beautiful view on Cape Ann, great natural park great for a walk , picnic, photos . You can see all up the coast, from inside you can see sunrise and from the other side... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Rockport, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most beautiful view on Cape Ann, great natural park great for a walk , picnic, photos . You can see all up the coast, from inside you can see sunrise and from the other side sunset! It's a don't miss! I am a local breakfast chef and I tell all my guests it's a great after breakfast walk.

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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful location to explore or relax. You need to walk a bit to get to the rocks but it is worth it.

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S. Natick, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When to Halibut on a winter duck watching expedition on a record-breakingly warm late February day. Lots of others were there with scopes, too, but none of us seemed to have much success spotting waterfowl. Fun to watch the big waves crashing onto the rocks, and we are guessing that the seas are just too rough in that spot. We... More 

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have recently moved to within a short distance of Halibut Point. We have visited it a number of times with our dog for walks that cover the parks open woodlands, quarry and coastal habitat. I recently took an early Sunday morning trip for the bird watching event that was locally advertised. The group was actually too... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Going here, to us, is an exercise in introspection, quiet solitude, and fun. It never ceases to put a smile on our faces. We love it; the trails, the oceanfront rocks, the quarry. There are tables at which you can picnic. It's an all around great place to visit!

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Thank John V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Path weaves through dramatic views of old quarry leading to edge of ocean. The main quarry is many stories high/deep. Below that is more open area leading to the oceans edge where the waves crash. Great for dogs as well.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

I recently visited Halibut Point State Park for a winter hike of sorts. We spent around 60 minutes walking the trails and making our way down to the water's edge. It's about 2 miles out from the center of town. Although the trails are not really wheelchair accessible, they are fairly even with no very steep sections (unless you head... More 

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Greenville OH, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

It is a relaxing walk back to Halibut Point. There are gulls and water with cliffs. Very tranquil walk.

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Woodstock, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Small state park on lands that used to be a quarry. One large quarry hole is filled with water and paths lead around the edges of it. This is all on land high above the sea. The paths around the quarry lead to an observation area/scenic overlook. Great views from the overlook of the ocean, beach area and up and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

A scenic and historic park. Well situated parking area, good number of marked trails. Scenic Ocean shoreline. Most trails are a light/moderate exertion level. We have enjoyed the park during ALL seasons. Definitely add this stop to your ROCKPORT ITINERARY if you are visiting this area.

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