Halibut Point State Park, Rockport

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#1 of 13 in Parks in Cape Ann
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. Use our Rockport vacation builder app to arrange your visit to Halibut Point State Park and other attractions in Rockport.
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  • For a lovely walk in beautiful scenery any time of year, there is a quiet and natural beauty to behold at Halibut Point State Park. Whether you choose the Ocean Trail, the walk around the long abandon...  more »
  • Fabulous scenery!!! The boulders are easy to walk on , and there are always interesting things to find in the tidal pools.  more »
  • We visited in mid-week in late October with perfect weather and no crowds for the walk around the quarry lake and a couple of the paths. All paths are well maintained and easy to meander. Beautiful vi...  more »
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  • This has been one of my favorite places to go walking/hiking for over 35 years. I always loved climbing on the rocks as a kid and now I see the same joy on the faces of my own children. Be aware that the parking lot can fill up and then they have a strange policy of closing the lot for 2 hours regardless of how many cars leave. There is also no shade at all once you get past the initial tree-covered trails so this may not be a great option on extremely hot days. For a great lunch after hiking, try The Lobster Pool which is just a little down the road.
  • Beautiful spot on Cape Ann! Amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean. Really cool old granite quarries. Great walking trails and tide pools! One of our favorite parks. Enjoy!
  • A good place to go. Peacefull, quiet, locals are very friendly. I had a good time there.
  • I absolutely love this place. It's one of the few places that u can just stare out into the ocean & feel so close to it as well. It also has some great walking trails that make u feel as if your at the end of the world. Peaceful & calming
  • Really nice park for a short walk and a picnic. There's a loop around the quarry (now filled with water) and also a path leading to the ocean, which is perfect for picnicking and watching ships go by. Very easy walk and fairly short. The parking lot is paid, but free if you have a dcr pass.

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