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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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Don't miss the "Sea Rocks"!

Head down the path towards the right to see the massive "sea rocks" - gorgeous. And don't miss the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
LVPD
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Pittsfield MA
Unique and spectacular !!!

I did not know what to expect but the combination of the rugged coastline and the site of the old... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kazuzu111
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Boston, MA
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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%
Travellers talk about
“granite quarry” (65 reviews)
“old quarry” (38 reviews)
“on the rocks” (48 reviews)
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Gott Ave, Rockport, MA 01966
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+1 978-546-2997
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"granite quarry"
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"old quarry"
in 38 reviews
"on the rocks"
in 48 reviews
"visitor's center"
in 21 reviews
"tide pools"
in 19 reviews
"easy hike"
in 12 reviews
"rocky coastline"
in 11 reviews
"poison ivy"
in 11 reviews
"picnic lunch"
in 10 reviews
"new hampshire"
in 14 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 13 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 15 reviews
"walking trails"
in 9 reviews
"gorgeous views"
in 8 reviews
"short drive"
in 7 reviews
"ocean edge"
in 7 reviews
"hidden gem"
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Reviewed yesterday

Head down the path towards the right to see the massive "sea rocks" - gorgeous. And don't miss the chance to build your own "inuksuk" in the protected area further to the west (left, facing the sea). (After visiting, you'll also enjoy the short video...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did not know what to expect but the combination of the rugged coastline and the site of the old granite quarry that is filled with water offer spectacular scenery and plenty of opportunity for hiking and exploring. That was my first visit and i...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you come to Rockport than plan on spending a few hours here. Great place to explore with kids. I would not recommend strollers but you could walk it with babies in a back pack. It is dangerous if you have toddlers that run off...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

We were a party of 1 adult and 2 teens. They LOVED it! Thought it was cool to explore and climb. Loved getting down to the water and just relaxing. This is a phenomenal place to have a picnic and there are plenty of tables...More

2  Thank Kristen C
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Choose from well maintained or manicured trails with signage, to exploring the less traveled and more adventurous unmarked outposts offering challenging climbs and vistas not found elsewhere. Plein Air painters will find goodies abound for the artist in you, or take some amazing shots to...More

1  Thank gwhite2604
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

The core of Halibut Point State Park is a massive abandoned granite quarry. Now a lake of fresh water just above the Atlantic Ocean. There is a fine path around the quarry, plus side trips off the the grout pile (chucks of granite that broke...More

2  Thank MackSandy
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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

1  Thank Wayne S
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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.

1  Thank SeeSmellTasteTouch
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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

3  Thank Julie32159
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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!

1  Thank jerdc
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julian b
21 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!
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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.
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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
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