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Description - Dighton Rock State Park covers 85 acres in the town of Berkley, it is a popular local picnic spot because of its soft, grassy areas interspersed with mature shade trees. An 11-foot-high "glacial erratic" boulder known as Dighton Rock once rested on the shore of the Taunton River adjacent to this park. Covered with petroglyphs, carved designs of ancient and uncertain origin, the rock is now installed in a small museum. The museum (open by appointment) exhibits several explanations of the carvings, which range from Portuguese explorers to Native Americans.

Attractions - Dighton Rock State Park's attractions include inviting picnic areas, water recreation, walking trails as well as the 11-foot-high "glacial erratic" boulder known as Dighton Rock.

Recreation - Visitors to Dighton Rock State Park can enjoy such recreation opportunities as non-motorized boating, fishing hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, cross-country skiing and walking trails. There is also the museum exhibiting the historic Dighton Rock.

Climate - Massachusetts experiences four distinct seasons with slightly varying temperatures in the inland and coastal regions. Along the coast the water is a moderating factor that often prevents large amounts of snowfall from accumulating through the winter. Summer temperatures are usually cooler than low lying inland areas, due to ocean breezes. This region of the country experiences high humidity in the summer season and temperatures that average close to 80 degrees F. Fall and Spring are pleasant times to visit the region with crisp air and low humidity. Brilliant foliage colors can be found in the central and western regions of the state in late September and October. Winter temperatures can be brutally cold on occasion with a humidity-filled wind, but on average winter daytime temperatures reach 35 degrees F and lows reach into the teens. Spring is usually the wettest time of year, but trees, bushes and flowers are blooming by early May.

Location - Dighton Rock State Park is located near Fall River in southeastern Massachusetts. From the north: Rte. 24 south to exit 10 west. Right at End of Ramp onto N. Main Street. Left on Friends St. Follow signs.


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Contact Information:
Dighton Rock State Park, Bay View Avenue , Berkley, MA, 02779, Phone: 508-822-7537

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Dighton Rock State Park DCR Site - Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation site for Dighton Rock State Park

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