Tufts’ Point Lookout

Once parked in parking lot 12 (P12), take the gravel pathway on the left and follow the trail to the lookout. Here you will see a view of Tufts’ Point at Long Beach, named for the Tufts family. In 1809 Richard Tufts and his brother-in-law, Thomas Floyd petitioned for two sections of land at Long Beach. These grants were available to applicants who had lived in the area for at least 7 years prior to application. Richard Tufts was born 1758 in Medford, Massachusetts and died at Long Beach in 1822.