Ellisville Harbor State Park, Plymouth
Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Ellisville Harbor State Park is a Massachusetts state park located in the village of Ellisville in Plymouth. The park is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR).DescriptionEllisville Harbor State Park protects a unique coastal property which includes beachfront, salt marsh, rolling meadows, and red pine forest habitats. One of the most scenic spots on the South Shore coastline, visitors can see small fishing boats, a barrier beach, sphagnum bog, forested upland and open meadows. The large bog attracts many interesting birds as both a habitat and migrations stopover. In fall and winter, harbor seals can often be seen just offshore.A wide main trail of about 350 yards is maintained with a processed stone surface from a parking area to a wide, rocky beach. The endangered piping plovers and least terns nest along a section of the beach which is closed in the spring. Several side trails access other areas of the park. Poison ivy is a concern along trail edges.An 18th century farmstead is also included on the property and is part of the Department of Conservation and Recreations Historic Curatorship Program. As of 2009, the curators are Don and Kristy McIvor.Put Ellisville Harbor State Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Plymouth holiday planner.
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This was a nice walk through the woods and passing fields of wildflowers on your way down to the beach. Bring a camera I saw osprey and a bunch of seals.... I'm told the seals are here quite often....... read more »
This is the perfect spot for those who enjoy a nice walk in the woods and a sense of seclusion at the beach. Not for swimming. Many rocks and this season many sea lions. The views from the trails lead... read more »
Lovely 10-15 minute walk thru the woods to an uncrowded rocky/ sandy beach. I will be back with my beach chair to enjoy the relative seclusion. This would not be a great swimming spot- but perfectly d... read more »
This is a really rocky beach, but has a few sandy spots. One of the few beaches around that you can bring your dog in the summer. Free parking.
Went on the afternoon of the 22 of August and found only 2 other people. Unbelievable
Awesome place! So much natural beauty
This is the area where my ancestors lived from the 1600s. I enjoy visiting it periodically. Lots of picture opportunities and it is a relatively isolated place to visit.
Slice of heaven for an introvert.
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