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Halibut Point State Park, Rockport

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One of Massachusetts' little-known natural treasures, Halibut Point State Park offers hiking trails, picnic areas, and sweeping ocean views. Once the site of a major granite quarry, the site is now completely filled with water. The park contains few trees and an abundance of bayberries, blueberries, and wildflowers. Although the shallow soil and constant winds support limited plant ecosystems, the park shelters varied animal life, including snails, hermit crabs, sea stars, grebes, ducks, and loons. To discover the history of the region's granite-mining past, take a self-guided tour around the former quarry. Visit the website to download or print the park's brochure and a map of its main trails. Take a look at our Rockport trip itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Halibut Point State Park and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We drove up to Halibut Point and spent the afternoon doing a picnic at the park. Lots to explore and lots to see, get ready for a little walking!  more »
  • My son and I visited this park during our getaway to Boston. The scenery is amazing, and it is very accessible. Highly recommend if you are visiting the Boston area and have time for a day-trip outsid...  more »
  • We loved this place!! Very easy walk, not to far, to a beautiful granite quarry, with the ocean in the distance. the walk down to the ocean, also pretty easy, the ocean view is gorgeous with the waves...  more »
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  • Nice walk down to the rocky shoreline. Beautiful views and very peaceful. The visitors center is interesting and you can climb the tower for better views.
  • The park was not crowded at all when we got there early. The views of the quarry and ocean were stunning. By the time we left close to noon streams of people were flooding into the park. Go early for the most tranquil experience.
  • The park was well worth the trip, it was quiet with barely anyone in sight, we went and visited the quarry which was pretty cool. Highly recommend making the trip
  • Absolutely, beautiful!!! Must go, must see. Bring a camera. Parking cost $6. IDK where you'd park if the lot fills up.
  • Really enjoyed my visit here! Well worth strolling around here and viewing the Quarry and ocean setting