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Description - Watson Pond State Park is a beautiful 10 acre park in Taunton. Operated seasonally, it offers swimming and picnicking. Amenities include a 300’ beach, a picnic area, a bath house and a small pavilion. Easy access from Rte. 495 makes it a popular park for families and groups.

Attractions - Watson Pond State Park is a small park that offers recreation on and around the pond. The beach area is a great spot for swimming and picnicking.

Recreation - Watson Pond State Park visitors can enjoy non-motorized boating, canoeing, fishing, picnicking, cross-country skiing, walking trails and an accessible beach with accessible restrooms.

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 - From Boston: Take Rte 24 south, toward Brockton. Merge onto I-495 north to exit 9, Bay St.. Turn left on Bay Street. Park entrance will be approximately 1 mile further, on the right. From New Bedford: Take Rte 140 north to Rte 24 north to I-495 north to exit 9, Bay St. Turn left on Bay Street. Park entrance will be approximately 1 mile further, on the right.


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Watson Pond State Park, 1644 Bay Street , Taunton, MA, 02780, Phone: 508-822-7405

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