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Halibut Point State Park

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Gott Ave, Rockport, MA 01966
+1 978-546-2997
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The Majesty and Quiet Of Halibut Point

For a lovely walk in beautiful scenery any time of year, there is a quiet and natural beauty to... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
Wayne S
Rockport, Massachusetts
via mobile
the best place in the northeast seaboard to climb on the giant boulders jutting into the sea

Fabulous scenery!!! The boulders are easy to walk on , and there are always interesting things to... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
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Scramble across ledges scarred by the granite industry and examine tide pools teeming with marine life.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“granite quarry” (63 reviews)
“old quarry” (38 reviews)
“on the rocks” (48 reviews)
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Gott Ave, Rockport, MA 01966
Gott Ave, Rockport, MA 01966
+1 978-546-2997
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

For a lovely walk in beautiful scenery any time of year, there is a quiet and natural beauty to behold at Halibut Point State Park. Whether you choose the Ocean Trail, the walk around the long abandoned quarry, take one or more of the loop...More

Thank Wayne S
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Fabulous scenery!!! The boulders are easy to walk on , and there are always interesting things to find in the tidal pools.

Thank SeeSmellTasteTouch
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We visited in mid-week in late October with perfect weather and no crowds for the walk around the quarry lake and a couple of the paths. All paths are well maintained and easy to meander. Beautiful views almost anywhere you choose to look. The park...More

1  Thank Julie32159
Reviewed 12 November 2017

This State Park is incredible. The size of the boulders along the shoreline is awesome. Just a picture postcard of the the seacoast of New England looks like. Can't miss!

Thank jerdc
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This state park has a lot to offer. It's a flat, easy walk to a huge old quarry that is truly awesome to see. Continue on to a scenic overlook of Ipswich Bay all the way to the Isles of Shoals off the NH coast...More

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I've never been to a park that had both a beautiful quarry and the ocean right there. The granite structures were pretty cool. No charge for parking in November.

Thank Sss709
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We visited for the first time after many years of travel to cape anne. This is a beautiful park with gorgeous vistas and a pretty and easy to manage hiking trail around a quarry. Picnic area also.

Thank ireneQ2349YC
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Even on an overcast day, the rocks and waves were beautiful. We loved climbing all over the rocks. The kids really enjoyed seeing the small pools formed at low tide.

Thank Whererwe2day
Reviewed 31 October 2017

even though I was a bit upset by what seemed an overpriced parking (10$ year long) I was so happy that we still had taken a walk in this park, It is a a gentle stroll in the forest through the quaryy and to the...More

Thank Yves-Alexandre_YAL
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

This place has great hiking trails that lead down to a stunning granite beach, very easy to walk on. Birders check it out. Great black-backed gulls, northern gannet, harlequin ducks, other alcids. Fantastic place to bird watch.

Thank danielKeiran
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julian b
22 June 2017|
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Response from lighthouselady63 | Reviewed this property |
I use GPS or Google maps. As mentioned by another, parking is limited due to very small lot. Best go on a week day and even better in the off season!
Jennifer B
27 May 2017|
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Response from Amy N | Reviewed this property |
We took our dog at the end of April and didn't have any issues.
Laurie R
24 August 2016|
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Response from soxskier | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the main trail around the quarry is quite smooth, so most larger jogging strollers (Jeep or Bob-types) would work fine. A smaller umbrella stroller wouldn't work so well. There are smaller side trails and trails that... More