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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Worcester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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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West Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

The views are stunning. The quarry is filled with water and is beautiful year round. Down at the water you get a real sense of the quarried stone and why the town is called Rockport.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Well worth the ride, clean, great parking , fun climbing . Nice paths, beautiful quarry. Perfect sunsets and moon rises

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

This was a nice hike on a brisk day. The views from the point were gorgeous. you see a great deal of coast line. There is also a quarry and a visitor center that was nice. We didnt get to go to visitor center as it was off season and a lot was closed but it was still a nice... More 

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