American Locations 10 – Halibut Point State Park, Massachusetts

This trip goes from Cincinnati, Ohio, to the Boston area, then up the New England coast all the way into Canada, then back through the Adirondacks to the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York.

We followed 127 from Rockport on to the tip of Cape Ann, where Halibut Point State Park is situated. Being on the point, there is of course a lighthouse.

There is an old stone quarry there you can hike around.

But the real treat is being able to walk down to the ocean’s edge.

Here you at the easternmost point of Cape Ann. You are not standing on the side of a calm harbor or a protected bay, but jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean. The surf is tremendous. At least it was on the day I was there.

Run for your lives!

There is a trail leading up to a great viewing point.

It is atop a pile of granite slabs that were cut but never shipped. Once these slabs were cut at the quarry they were drug to the water’s edge to be picked up and transported by ship.

It gave great view.

Away from the wild surf there were rock playgrounds. One for the kids.

And one for the grownups to scamper around on.

Once we’d had enough we hiked away from the ocean.

And back to the quarry.

Climbing back into our car, we continued on 127 along the north side of Cape Ann, then across it back to Gloucester, where we turned onto Yankee Division Hwy. We drove on that off the Cape back to Beverly.

Next Location – Plymouth, Massachusetts

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