Halibut Point State Park, Rockport

4.8
#1 of 152 in Nature in Massachusetts
State Park · Wildlife Area
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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. Use our Rockport vacation builder app to arrange your visit to Halibut Point State Park and other attractions in Rockport.
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  • A beautiful place, with easy trails and splendid views from walkable granite ledges of both the near coast and distant Maine. 
    A beautiful place, with easy trails and splendid views from walkable granite ledges of both the near coast and distant Maine.  more »
  • A magnificent small state park that presents geological history for you to climb on. Rocks, boulders, old quarries and all by the seaside. Not heavily touristed and a real treat. 
    A magnificent small state park that presents geological history for you to climb on. Rocks, boulders, old quarries and all by the seaside. Not heavily touristed and a real treat.  more »
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  • This is a nice park on the water. The parking lot is across the street from the park itself. The trail is well maintained and pretty wide. It’s mostly crushed stones so you can walk it in any footwear. One of the first things you’ll come across is the quarry. It’s pretty big and you’ll be looking down at it. Swimming is not allowed but is a fan favorite of ducks. There’s a few different overlooks. There’s also a couple of overlooks to the beach and ocean. There’s also trails to the beach. The pathway is basically a loop that takes you to the visitor center and back to the parking lot. You have to pay for parking via the kiosk.
  • Perfect place for weekend get away. Nice hiking trails around the query or to the shore of the ocean. A little bit of history in the park house. Over all nice weekend away from the city. You can see some nice flora and fauna during your walk.

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