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“Nice park with varying views”

Stage Fort Park and Beach
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US$109.00*
and up
Gloucester Harbor Cruise with Brunch and Live Jazz
Ranked #8 of 56 things to do in Gloucester
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Owner description: This small park overlooking Gloucester harbor marks the spot where the area was first settled in the early 1600s.
Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice park with varying views”
Reviewed 26 December 2013

Very nice park, especially early summer/fall. beautiful views, public restrooms. Nice place to start a bike ride around the gloucester area.
Very cool cyclocross races held at this park in the fall.

Visited September 2013
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Texas
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62 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Location”
Reviewed 30 October 2013

We were walking along the shore at the scenic harbor area when some locals suggested we head around the corner to the park. I'm SO glad we did! It's a beautiful location! We made our way around to the point, where there are a couple benches where you can sit and enjoy the gorgeous harbor view. The fall colors were beautiful. We would definitely return here when in the area.

Visited October 2013
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North Conway, New Hampshire
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great Ocean Front Park”
Reviewed 29 October 2013

A great playground for the kids and plenty of room to run around and explore. Also a good ice cream stand at the south end of the park.

Visited October 2013
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Bear, Delaware
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Rockin' at the park”
Reviewed 27 October 2013

We climbed the rock at Stage Fort Park. What an amazing place. Historic interest, amazing views and the beach. And, it's free!

Visited October 2013
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Thank flidais53
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Zionsville
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87 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Very nice beach park with lots of historical value”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

My husband and I visited Stage Fort Park and Beach, and were pleasantly surprised at both the deep historical value of the site, as well as its simple, restrained beauty. Tablet Rock, a huge granite boulder about 4 stories high, was fun to climb. It also has a plaque noting it as the site where the first settlers to Gloucester landed. We also visited two beaches, Cressy Beach, and the beach "behind" Tablet Rock. We visited in September, and the water was much too cold for swimming, but locals were sunbathing throughout the park. Overall, it was a very peaceful and beautiful place. I'm sure it's bustling during the summer, however! Also, there is a docent available at the visitor center, and he was very helpful and knowledgeable. We wish we had more time to spend there!

Visited September 2013
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Thank MaryDee1
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