Stage Fort Trail

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Stage Fort Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gloucester, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.3 miles
72 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips





wild flowers


Take the time to explore the rocky coast, soft beach and massive granite rock in this park. This is the site of the first settlement in Gloucester. There is a beach, nature trails , ball park, and a massive rock with a plaque on it to check out. If you time it right you may find yourself in the middle of one of the many festivals the city has here.

14 days ago

Stage Fort park is one of my favorite destination in Gloucester. It's an absolutely beautiful park with a very nice children's playground and a wonderful visitor's center. Half Moon beach is so quaint and the view from the top of the rock is breathtaking. I enjoy just watching boats go by and soaking in the refreshing air and my kids always enjoy the huge playground. The playground there is every kids dream sporting rock climbing, spinning wheel, swings, pirate ships, see-saw.

The trail is a little short so I usually extend it and walk along the scenic Western Ave all the way to the Fishermen's Memorial or even all the way to Fort Point on the other end. There's a couple of nice clam shack in town so that is always a treat.

5 months ago

Great fun for the dogs to scramble on the rocks this time of year when nobody is around.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Free parking at the sback shack, or at the boardwalk. Volly ball nets. rocks to climb, and nice beach with BBQ pits.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Just a beautiful relaxing place to go.

3 months ago

9 months ago