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Ellisville Harbor State Park, Plymouth

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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.
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TripAdvisor
  • This is an awesome spot to walk, bird watch and see seals while they lay on the rocks. Just make sure to lock your car as I had some things stolen today because the car wasn't locked. Also, watch for ...  more »
  • This is a very cozy manageable stroll through a forest ending up at the Ocean. Quiet and peaceful scenes and great spot for a picnic lunch.  more »
  • 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.......  more »
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  • A nice park. It's not overwhelming in scope but there's a nice trail with good views and an ocean/beach aspect to it. I got to see seals sunbathing on the rocks in April, great place to see them! This is a great place for looking at tidal pools and exploring, not so much for a sandy beach, although there are spots to lay blankets. Also close to good dining options in Plymouth.
  • Great place to see seals - dogs on the beach some times spoil that, though.
  • Great place to bring dogs and very relaxing.
  • Loved watching seals in the sea.
  • Lots of seals today! Wear water resistant boots.