Outdoor Recreation

The Headlands

The Headlands

Tucked away on a side street in downtown Rockport is a lovely natural area called the Headlands. Sometimes called “the overlook capital of Cape Ann,” it’s just a short walk from Bearskin Neck and a great place to get away…

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Rockport Golf Club

Rockport Golf Club

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Address: 36 Country Club Road, Rockport
Phone: (978) 546-3340

Rockport Golf Club is located in Rockport, Massachusetts at the tip of Cape Ann. Rockport is a short train ride or drive from Boston and close to the following other North Shore towns and cities: Gloucester, Magnolia, Manchester, Beverly, Beverly…

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Essex National Heritage Area

Essex National Heritage Area

Essex National Heritage Area is a non-profit organization that rallies our community around saving the unique character of Essex County: the thousands of historic, cultural, and natural places that were crucial in shaping our nation; the places that led to…

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Thacher Island Association

Thacher Island Association

Thacher Island Association (TIA) was established in 1981 by the Thacher Island Town Committee (TITC) as a non-profit group dedicated to raising funds for the restoration and on-going maintenance of the Island . The Town of Rockport owns the southern…

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Essex Coastal Scenic Byway

Essex Coastal Scenic Byway

Essex Heritage provides leadership to a coalition of stakeholders developing the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway. The 90-mile roadway links 14 coastal communities from Lynn to Salisbury and features scenic views, period architecture, historic sites and recreational opportunities. With the twin…

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Halibut Point State Park

Halibut Point State Park

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Address: 4 Gott Avenue, Rockport
Phone: 978-546-2997
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Halibut Point State Park is a uniquely beautiful coastal seascape, part of the Massachusetts state forests and parks system managed by the Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR).   Looking seaward on a clear day, the view stretches from Crane Beach…

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Loblolly Cove

Loblolly Cove

Loblolly Cove is a bay in Rockport, MA that is featured in many vintage postcards. Loblolly Cove is an area popular with dive classes due to its shallow depths and abundance of shallow water creatures, such as seals.

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