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Ellisville Harbor State Park, Plymouth

(4.3/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 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 »
  • 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...  more »
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  • 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.