Paskamansett Landing

Paskamansett Landing is a small slice of nature and history in North Dartmouth’s urban center. With views of a waterfall and canoe access to the Paskamansett River, this town-owned property is ideal for a leisurely stroll between errands or a quick lunchtime escape.

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Features

bench by the Paskamanset River in Dartmouth

Take a seat by the Paskamanset River and enjoy the peaceful view.

Located on densely developed State Road in Dartmouth, Paskamansett Landing is practically hidden in plain sight. This small park has several benches overlooking the peaceful Paskamansett River. Stretch your legs on a short stroll through the grass, or watch a waterfall while enjoying lunch from a nearby eatery. Want to explore the river up close? Put in a canoe and paddle upstream to discover a part of the river that’s otherwise concealed from view.

Paskamansett Landing is a town historical landmark, part of the Dartmouth Heritage Trail. This was the site of the historic Smith Mill, first built in 1664. Remnants of the mill still exist here today.

Habitats & Wildlife

The Paskamansett River is the freshwater portion of the Slocums River, which flows all the way to Buzzards Bay. From Paskamansett Landing, paddlers can head upstream and explore life that thrives along the wooded riverbanks. Warblers and swallows swoop between the trees while predators like red-tailed hawks watch. If you’re quiet, you may even see a turtle sunning itself on a log.

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Details
Size: 0.72 acres
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Parking: Medium-sized gravel parking lot
Cost: Free
Dogs: Yes
Facilities: Canoe Launch
Lifeguards: No
ADA Accessible: No

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
280 State Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747
41.639675, -70.985238

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Paskamansett Landing
Dartmouth, MA
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Upcoming Events Near Here

Women’s Canoe Trip
Wed, September 06
5:30PM - 8:00PM
Lloyd Center for the Environment,
Dartmouth
Slocum River Sunset Kayak Tour
Mon, September 11
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Lloyd Center for the Environment,
Dartmouth
Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride
Sun, October 01
Sakonnet Point to Woods Hole,
Falmouth