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Stage Fort Park

Take the time to explore the rocky coast, soft beach and massive granite rock in this park.
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1.3 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
Family Friendly

Overview :  This is the site of the first settlement in Gloucester. There is a beach, nature trails , ball park, and a massive rock with a plaque... more »

Tips:  Follow Western Ave south off of 127 from downtown Gloucester.

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Points of Interest

1. Parking

Plenty of parking here. If you time it right you may hit a festival like I did when I stopped by this park.

2. Beach Access

Here you can head down to a rocky beach.

3. Massive Rock

Check out, and climb, this massive rock and make sure to read the plaque on it.

4. Rocky Shore

Take a stroll through the woods here and then out to the point of land for some views.

5. Softer Beach

Here you can access a softer sandy beach. Relax for a while in the sun then head back up to Stage Fort Park.