Explore the most popular beach trails near Gloucester with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
15 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.

Great ride. Rockport is a bit heavy with traffic, but the rest of the ride is very nice. Great views.

on Stage Fort Trail

5 months ago

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

It is a cute lighthouse but I confirm Lyndsey's previous comment: the lighthouse is private and has been so for over a decade. There really shouldn't be a trail report for it as you can only get there if you are visiting friends in the area or disrespectfully ignore the no trespassing signs...

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Beautiful road through islands and beaches.

It's private property. You cannot go here

There is no longer public access to this trail. I found this out after I paid 30 bucks for the "pro" and drove an hour to get there.

Monday, September 19, 2016

To get to Milk island wait until the tide is out, you can walk the land bridge and see Gloucester from the ocean without having to take a boat

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.

walking
Friday, September 16, 2016

Just a beautiful relaxing place to go.

road biking
1 month ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Sunday, July 23, 2017

walking
Monday, August 29, 2016

surfing
Wednesday, May 01, 2013