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Halibut Point State Park - Snakes of New England and the World

  • 20 Jul 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Halibut Point State Park, Gott Avenue, Rockport, MA 01966

Snakes of New England and the World - one hour live animal presentation.

Parking can sometimes be challenging so plan to arrive early.

Halibut Point State Park and Halibut Point Reservation are 67 acres of conserved, oceanside land located on Cape Ann in the town of Rockport, Massachusetts. The property is managed by The Trustees of Reservations.

Beginning in the 1840s, granite was quarried from this area, first on a small scale and primarily along the coast, and then on a much larger scale when the Rockport Granite Company acquired the Babson Farm quarry and expanded its operation. Shortly after the Cape Ann granite industry collapsed in 1929, 17 acres on the eastern side of the quarry were purchased and given to the Trustees of Reservations. The remainder of the area sat unused until late in World War II when a fire control tower (now the park's Visitors Center) was constructed to provide aiming information for the massive coastal defense guns that guarded Boston and Portsmouth Harbors.

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