The beginning of May brought some beautiful weather to North Shore, so my husband, toddler son, and I headed out for a picnic and short hike at one of our favorite spots: Halibut Point State Park in Rockport, MA. There is a short walk through the woods from the parking lot to the picnic area at the visitor’s center, a World War II era fire tower. On the way, we spied a wild turkey!
The dramatic cliffs are remnants of Cape Anne’s granite industry, which thrived from the 1840’s through the 1920’s, according to the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
A short walk around the quarry and down a scrub brush lined path brings you to the rocky coast.
Create your own unique granite sculptures!
We couldn’t resist a quick stop for sandcastle building at another favorite place nearby, Good Harbor Beach!