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Wingaersheek Beach Gloucester
#1 of 21 Nature & Parks in Cape Ann
Try to get there around 9 or earlier to get a parking spot in the front parking lot or you will have to park back a little ways and walk a little bit to the beach.
When the tide went out the kids loved the nature.
Halibut Point State Park Rockport
#2 of 21 Nature & Parks in Cape Ann
As you explore Cape Ann with its beaches, shopping, restaurants and tourist haunts you will want to take a break and head for a nature walk, now too strenuous and always pleasing.
Halibut Point State Park old granite quarry right on the Atlantic Ocean is one of those rare places that offer so many ranges of pleasure: unspeakable beauty, short, easy walking with "O, Wow!" views or adventures...
Good Harbor Beach Gloucester
#3 of 21 Nature & Parks in Cape Ann
In the height of the summer season especially on weekends parking is limited for non-residents...but there is parking at nearby Stage Fort Park with a shuttle to the beach!
You must buy a ticket to park, while residents can park free with resident permits.
Stage Fort Park and Beach Gloucester
#4 of 21 Nature & Parks in Cape Ann
This park has it all...nature trails, playgrounds, ball park, gazebo, picnic areas, beautiful coastline, Half Moon Beach, Massachusetts Bay Colony marker, stunning granite boulders everywhere.
We visited Stage Fort Park in late October and were wonderfully surprised to see some fall flowering plants in full bloom and trees with bright colors.
Front Beach Rockport
#5 of 21 Nature & Parks in Cape Ann
Great sunny slounge beach, shade in park across street, gently sloping tidelands, rocks to scramble on, small enough to see everyone and not fear lost!
Ravenswood Park Gloucester
#6 of 21 Nature & Parks in Cape Ann
Whatever the season, the wide easy trail in this favourite park is a great place to commune with nature.
This park is a gem for a delightful stroll through the woods.
Long Beach Gloucester
#7 of 21 Nature & Parks in Cape Ann
Hidden Jewel, Wave Riders Dream, Best New England Beach, Exceptionally Clean, Like going to a free water park
Singing Beach Manchester-by-the-Sea
#8 of 21 Nature & Parks in Cape Ann
Off-season you can park in the lot on the end of Beach Street otherwise get there early for street parking and a short walk.
From Monday-Friday you can park close to the Beach (also for $25).
Half Moon Beach Gloucester
#9 of 21 Nature & Parks in Cape Ann
It has beautiful picnic areas, a gazebo, ball park, nature trails that wind through the massive boulders....just incredible.
Stage Fort Park is a wonderful, broad expanse of lawns, playing fields, tiny beaches, gardens, a playground and, during the summer, has a small food service place called the CUPBOARD that serves, among other thing...
Coolidge Reservation Manchester-by-the-Sea
#10 of 21 Nature & Parks in Cape Ann
... VA, and full of art and furnishings from the Coolidge and Jefferson families.The reservation also has trails from the parking lot over or around a hill and past a pond, with more birding and nature possibilities.
Niles Beach Gloucester
#11 of 21 Nature & Parks in Cape Ann
This is just a great place to park and watch the water and air "traffic".
It is a Sandy beach with small waves just below where you park the car.
Dogtown Common Gloucester
#12 of 21 Nature & Parks in Cape Ann
Beautiful park makes for wonderful walks.
Nature Walk
Plum Cove Beach Gloucester
#13 of 21 Nature & Parks in Cape Ann
Essex River Essex
#14 of 21 Nature & Parks in Cape Ann
Crane Wildlife Refuge Essex
#15 of 21 Nature & Parks in Cape Ann
Thacher's Island Rockport
#16 of 21 Nature & Parks in Cape Ann
Masconomo Park Manchester-by-the-Sea
#17 of 21 Nature & Parks in Cape Ann
Excellent park for picnic,,kid friendly, baseball field, ice cream shop across street is popular.
While Strolling Through The Park One Day!
Old Garden Beach Rockport
#18 of 21 Nature & Parks in Cape Ann
There is parking at the beach, also a little park and access to Old Garden Beach.
Stavros Reservation Essex
#19 of 21 Nature & Parks in Cape Ann
Jodrey State Fish Pier Gloucester
#20 of 21 Nature & Parks in Cape Ann
Mount Ann Park Gloucester
#21 of 21 Nature & Parks in Cape Ann