Description - This 8.5-acre park enjoys a spectacular location overlooking Battleship Cove, home of the World War II battleship, U.S.S. Massachusetts.
The park hugs the shore of the Taunton River (Mt. Hope Bay) and offers a boardwalk, benches, groves of trees, an antique carousel, public sailing programs, and a three-acre meadow perfect for summer concerts, craft festivals and family picnics.
- The park hugs the shore of the Taunton River (Mt. Hope Bay) and offers a boardwalk, benches, groves of trees, an antique carousel, public sailing programs, and a three-acre meadow perfect for summer concerts, craft festivals and family picnics.
Recreation - Recreation opportunities at Fall River Heritage State Park include picnicking, scenic viewing and a visitors center.
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.
Fall River Heritage State Park is located in southeastern Massachusetts. Directions from Boston: RT 24 South to RT 195 West to exit 5 (under City Hall). Go right at the fork onto RT 79 &138 north to Taunton. Take next right exit onto Davol Street. At the base of the ramp carefully bear left taking first left going under the overpass. Go left onto RT 138 South (Battleship Cove\Tiverton R I). Continue on RT 138 South, passing Boathouse parking lot on right followed by the park’s Visitor’s Center, then taking the next right turn (under the Braga Bridge) on to Central Street. Bottom of hill take right into main parking lot.