Mattapoisett Town Landing

Launch on a scenic paddling tour of Mattapoisett Harbor and the mouth of the Mattapoisett River from Mattapoisett Town Landing. With a small boat ramp, picnic table, and grassy waterfront area, this town landing provides a place for Mattapoisett residents to connect with and enjoy their local waters.

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picnic table on the water at Mattapoisett Town Landing

Enjoy a picnic by the water after your paddle at Mattapoisett Town Landing.

Set along the quiet bend where the Mattapoisett River meets Mattapoisett Harbor, Mattapoisett Town Landing is a secluded-feeling destination for kayakers, paddleboarders, and those who love being by the water. Put in your small vessel at the concrete boat ramp, and head left to explore the river’s marshy shores or right to meander along the harbor coastline. These calm, shallow waters are a great place for new paddlers to learn.

Not a boater? The picnic table perched along the landing’s edge provides one of the best settings for a waterfront lunch on all of Buzzards Bay. Across the way, you can watch the buzz of activity on Mattapoisett Harbor: campers learning how to sail at the Mattapoisett YMCA, quahoggers digging for clams at Shining Tides Beach, and boats cruising in and out of the Mattapoisett Town Wharf.

Habitats & Wildlife

The waters that flow past Mattapoisett Town Landing are what’s called an estuary: a place where fresh water flowing downstream meets salt water from Buzzards Bay. Estuaries are rich environments where wildlife thrive, which makes them fun to explore by paddlecraft. Look for egrets and blue herons stalking the shallows and ospreys and gulls soaring overhead, all in search of their next meal.

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Details
Size: 1.75 acres
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Parking: Medium-sized gravel parking area; parking pass required
Cost: $10/year for Mattapoisett resident/property owner parking pass
Dogs: Yes
Facilities: Boat Ramp, Kayak Launch, Bicycle Rack, Restrooms (seasonal), Trash, Picnic Table
Boat Ramp: Yes (concrete)
Lifeguards: No
ADA Accessible: No

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
65 Mattapoisett Neck Rd.
Mattapoisett, MA 02739
41.648501, -70.824964
Mattapoisett Recreation: (508) 758-4548
Email: mattrec@mattapoisett.net

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Mattapoisett Town Landing
Mattapoisett, MA
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