Halibut Point is a uniquely beautiful coastal seascape. Looking seaward on a clear day, the view stretches from Crane Beach in Ipswich to Mount Agamenticus in Maine and the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire. Formerly the Babson Farm granite quarry, the park is managed for scenic, historic and conservation purposes by the DCR and the Trustees of Reservations. An adjacent property, Sea Rocks, is owned by the Town of Rockport and open for public use. Here you can explore the park's trails and tidepools, picnic on its rocky ledges, enjoy its sweeping views, and learn about Cape Ann's historic granite industry. Click here to view a map of Halibut Point, or download a self-guided walking tour brochure in PDF format.

excellent trail with self-guided info about the quarry. We walked through after a snowstorm... Beautiful.

on Halibut Point Trail

walking
24 days ago

Love walking here with the pups no matter what time of year!

Can you swim in the quarry?

Highly recommend a visit and hike. Also dog friendly for dog walks. Every season is different and has something to offer. Fall is my favorite, especially late September to late October. The 2nd to 3rd weeks in October on Cape Ann here usually the peak weeks for the autumn foliage display.

beautiful views. Easy hike, though would have been easier if I had worn sneakers instead of flip flops

Beautiful walk in October, with views of a huge granite quarry as well as the ocean

Very unique property. The granite quarry is breathtaking. Gorgeous water color. The hike down to the rocky shores of the ocean is worth it. Dirt roads but still ok for strollers.

walking
7 months ago

Great if you're looking for an easy hike. Easy to get to with a $5 parking pass for 24 hours. Views of the ocean from north shore Mass and you can even see parts of NH. It was cool chillin by the quarry too, great views all around and walk down to the ocean.

Great place for a family hike with the dog. Beautiful scenery.

nature trips
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Wonderful study into local history, spectacular views of a building sea on the edge of a storm.

walking
Thursday, August 11, 2016

Very nice place, stunning views on a large quarry and over the ocean. Excellent sunset images.

hiking
Monday, July 25, 2016

I have been here a few times. Nice place to have a picnic. Love the quarry and walking out to the rocks. Atlantic Ocean view is awesome. Sitting on the rocks and looking out to the quarry is peaceful. There is a nice easy loop hike around the quarry the dips down in to a few different trails along the way.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Very nice easy walk!

on Halibut Point Trail

Monday, May 30, 2016

Even on a drizzly day the view is gorgeous!

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Very pretty vistas overlooking ocean and interesting history only drawback is its a bit crowded at times

hiking
Saturday, July 04, 2015

Most beautiful place I've been in Massachusetts. Closest place I've been to Otter Point, Acadia. Hidden treasure for sure!!!

hiking
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Beautiful walk, we go there often

nature trips
Monday, June 16, 2014

perfect photography daylight today 6/15/2014.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Gorgeous place. Not strenuous at all but a beautiful walk and place to explore. The double horizon effect with the edge of the quarry, the tree line, the ocean, and then the sky is amazing!

hiking
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Great place to go it cost 2 dollar to park go to look out it four floors

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