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Halibut Point State Park

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A gem on the North Shore. First time at Halibut Point. Dog friendly, and super clean and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
Get some fresh air

Not a lot to do in Rockport. Take 2/3 hours and hike this State Park, it's a little gem. It's just... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cleveland, Ohio
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“granite quarry”(69 reviews)
“old quarry”(38 reviews)
“on the rocks”(51 reviews)
Scramble across ledges scarred by the granite industry and examine tide pools teeming with marine life.more
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Gott Ave, Rockport, MA 01966
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gem on the North Shore. First time at Halibut Point. Dog friendly, and super clean and beautiful. Parking is very reasonable. You can have a picnic on the rocks and watch the ocean...it truly is a beautiful take. I'll be visiting again soon.

Thank LorraineAP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a lot to do in Rockport. Take 2/3 hours and hike this State Park, it's a little gem. It's just a few minutes down the road.

Thank Christcompass
Reviewed October 15, 2018

It was a great place to enjoy a walk in the woods. To learn the history about a granite quarry. Nice place to take your dog for a walk. Picnic, , you get close to the water. You pay a small fee.

Thank Eugenia Z
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Interesting walk to the ocean and around a granite quarry. Relaxing and easy trails. Parking was expensive at $10 for an out of state car.

Thank Deb I
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Another must see location. You have a history lesson of the quarrying past of the region, the able bodied can scramble on the rocks down by the ocean, and everyone can enjoy the view of the entire region. Don't plan on swimming here, but watch...More

Thank 508EllenCee
Reviewed September 16, 2018

This has some great trails, it is pet friendly but your dog must be leashed! Try to plan sunset there as it is spectacular! There are seasonal restrooms! Bring a picnic and stop on the rocks or one of the picnic tables!

Thank Goldenmax14
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Learn why its called Rock port while you enjoy a scenic walk and get as close to the ocean as you want. Smooth paths, you can choose whether to do hills by deciding whether to drop down to ocean level. We got sandwiches in Rockport...More

Thank TskMinn
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful place you can visit!! I love this place! Don’t miss going to the ocean view from the top! It is just gorgeous. Please don’t miss out this hidden gem in Rockport!

1  Thank Juripanda
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places to visit. I tend to come here off season as it gets very busy in the summer months. A nice walk though the woods by the quarry that leads you ocean. There is no swimming here, but it...More

Thank MeganneM1
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We only had 2 hours on a day with bad weather. We decided to go for a short hike and piknik. Parking space is available. 10 dollar, short walk to the park. It’s an old stone quarry with beatifull views at the seaside. Worth a...More

Thank Catherine C
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julian b
June 21, 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!
Jennifer B
May 27, 2017|
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Response from H3914FXamyn | Reviewed this property |
We took our dog at the end of April and didn't have any issues.
Laurie R
August 23, 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