Fairhaven, MA 02719
One of the smaller parks in Massachusetts, Fort
Phoenix State Reservation combines historic features, scenic views
and a variety of recreational facilities. Minutes from downtown
New Bedford, the park contains a half-mile of Buzzards Bay beachfront.
Adjacent to the park (and managed by the Town of Fairhaven) is Fort
Phoenix, a national landmark Fort which gives the park its name.
From the ramparts remnants, one can gaze across the bay where the
first naval battle of the Revolutionary War was fought, to the rolling
meadows of the Elizabeth Islands.
Fort Phoenix State Reservation is located on the south-east coast
From the north: Rte. 24 south to Rte. 140 south
to 195 east to 240 south to Rte. 6 west. Follow signs.