Swimming at Massasoit
This heavily wooded park, minutes from Interstate
Route 495, offers abundant beauty and many opportunities for recreation.
Four lakes provide excellent fishing. Swimming for camping patrons
only is available at the beach on Middle Pond. Biking,
canoeing, walking, hiking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing
are popular activities. In the fall the contrast
of scarlet cranberry bogs against the pines is breathtaking.
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Massasoit State Park is located in south-eastern Massachusetts.
From Cape Cod or Worcester: Take Rte. 495 to Exit 5 in Middleborough. Take Rte. 18 South to the first intersection where there is a yellow flashing light. Turn right onto Taunton Street which becomes Middleboro Ave.. Park entrance will be on the left, about 2.5 miles from flashing light.
From Boston: Take Rte. 24 south - Rte. 44 east. At first traffic light, turn right onto South St. E.. Follow to end. Turn left onto Middleboro Ave. Continue about 2 miles to Park entrance on the right.
From Fall River/Providence: Take Rte. 195 East - Rte. 24 North - Rte. 44 East. At first traffic light, turn right onto South St. E.. Follow to end. Turn left onto Middleboro Ave. Continue about 2 miles to Park entrance on the right.
Other State Parks
These parks are also very popular with trailer campers: Scusset
Beach State Reservation, Salisbury Beach
State Reservation and Wompatuck State Park.
Additional Visitor Destination Sites
Watson Pond State Park
Bay Road, Taunton
Watson Pond is a 10 acre park. Operated seasonally, it offers swimming, a beautiful picnic facility, small pavilion and bathrooms. There is a $5 parking fee. For more information call Massasoit State Park at 508-822-7405.