Halibut Point State Park
Halibut Point State Park
4.5
State Parks • Nature & Wildlife Areas
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Scramble across ledges scarred by the granite industry and examine tide pools teeming with marine life.
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Barbara M
Brooklyn, NY84 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
A beautiful place, with easy trails and splendid views from walkable granite ledges of both the near coast and distant Maine.
Written 3 September 2022
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PFL
Brookline, MA109 contributions
Jun 2022
A magnificent small state park that presents geological history for you to climb on. Rocks, boulders, old quarries and all by the seaside. Not heavily touristed and a real treat.
Written 26 August 2022
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Mary L
New York94 contributions
Aug 2022
So glad we visited Halibut Point State Park. Site of a now-closed Quarry. The visitor center is not open every day, was closed the Tuesday; we visited, but a park worker told us the lighthouse we found there was used as a Coast Guard Site in the past.
The trails are well-marked and the scenes are beautiful. We saw many types of birds and spent over ten minutes on our way out watching a deer off to the side of the trail!
Fun trails, NO SWIMMING, but a lake in the park and many granite blocks, evidence of the past quarry use in the area.
Written 18 August 2022
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Cheryl A
2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
A must do & see. Hiking. Nature trails, stunning scenery. Just pay $2 an hour for parking!!!! The Quarry is beautiful! Trails lead to ocean views. Bathrooms available.
Written 10 August 2022
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moabmeadow
Boxford, MA349 contributions
Jul 2022
We've lived in the area almost all of our lives and could not believe we've never found Halibut Point before. Cost was $5 for MA residents and $20 for non-MA residents. The walk around the quarry has plenty of places where you can sit and enjoy the view. About 50% of the walk is shaded so even when it is hot, there is some relief. The trail leading down to the Sea Rocks is not well marked and looks more like an overgrown path. At the end of the trail you find granite rocks and the ocean which is accessible. A wonderful place to sit and enjoy the view. Several people were fishing. This is not a beach but you can put your feet in the water sitting on the rocks.
Written 1 August 2022
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Noah S
Mebane, NC63 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
This was a great place to spend a couple of hours. The views are awesome, and there is a great opportunity to walk down to a rock beach. The visitor center has limited hours, but we didn’t end up needing anything during our trip. Absolutely worth putting aside a couple of hours for an adventure at this park!
Written 31 July 2022
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melwashere81
Cleveland, TX1,030 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Beautiful views of the ocean! That's the only reason we stopped. It's a bit of a hike to get to the views but not too bad. There are also views of the quarry as well. There is a visitor center but its only open on the weekends which was a bummer. But the bathrooms were open so that's a plus. Be aware that unless you are a Massachusetts resident parking is going to cost $20! I think it's a bit steep for how small the park was but we paid it anyway. They are definitely making a killing off out of state travelers.
Written 27 July 2022
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Amy H H
4 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Amazing!!!!! Hike over to the scenic overlook right before sunset!! Walk out before it gets dark so you don’t trip. This was a must-see.
Written 25 June 2022
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MurgieH
Otis, MA44 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Wonderful views, interesting historical facts, variety of terrain. Enjoyable, easy walk, short or long options for those who want to see more.
Written 12 June 2022
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SolaraMinnesota
Dayton, MN176 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Nice park with easy walking trails. You can walk around a quarry and then to the ocean. It had decent views, easy to follow trails, easy parking, and wasn't too terribly busy.
Written 1 June 2022
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