Located at the very tip of Cape Ann, Halibut Point State Park is the site of the old Rockport Granite Company’s Babson Farm Quarry. With the ocean setting as your natural backdrop, explore the walking trails that circle the quarry and leads down to the rocky shore below. Birdwatchers and photographers will get an eyeful from the low rocky coastal shelf and the rugged and surf. Family fun includes walking the trails and exploring the tidal pools and finding sea creatures such as harbor snails, hermit crabs, and sea stars. Learn more about visiting Halibut Point.

Activities: Walking, dog walking, hiking, bird watching, fishing, and picnicking.

Travel tips: Open year round.

Photo: Brianna Cox

  • Year Round