Halibut Point State Park

Halibut Point State Park
Type: Bird Watching, Outdoor Recreation, Parks, Walking / Hiking

Halibut Point State Park 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.

On Saturdays, from Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend, tours of the quarry are offered which include a granite-cutting demonstration. Other programs spotlight the park’s natural history, including wildflower walks and tidepool programs during the summer and seabird walks during the winter. Check the bulletin boards in the parking lot and at the Visitors Center or call the park for information on the upcoming programs.

Most areas of the park and Visitors Center are universally accessible. Assisted-listening devices are available for park tours. There are no trash barrels in the park – please carry out what you carry in.

The park is open year-round from sunrise to sunset for day use only.

Daily Parking Fee: $5 MA Vehicle, $6 non-MA Vehicle