Paskamansett Park

If you’re searching for a quiet spot to sit and picnic with family, look no further than Paskamansett Park in Dartmouth. This small, grassy town-owned park also has a canoe launch where you can access the slow, wooded waters of the Paskamansett River.

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a man walks on a trail through the woods at Paskamansett Park in Dartmouth

Paskamansett Park is a great spot for local residents to take a quick walk with their dog along the river.

With a grassy lawn, picnic table, and bench by the river, Paskamansett Park is a peaceful setting for a streamside picnic with friends and family. One of the park’s most fantastic features is the canoe launch on the Paskamansett River. Water levels in the river can be shallow, so you might not make it far – but for families with small children, it’s a fun place to put in a canoe and explore nearby.

Trails

Paskamansett Park has a short walking trail that runs for about one-tenth of a mile through the woods before ending at private property. For local residents, this is a perfect place to take a short walk with your dog after work.

Habitats & Wildlife

The river access at Paskamansett Park makes this a good spot to look for wildlife like fish and frogs. Sit quietly along the banks of the river, and you might see a turtle sunning itself on a log. Upland forest habitat extends along the banks of the river, providing shelter for birds and small woodland mammals.

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Details
Size: 6.7 acres
Hours: 6am to 10pm
Parking: Medium-sized gravel parking area
Cost: Free
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Dogs: Yes
Facilities: Canoe Launch, Picnic Table
Boat Ramp: No
ADA Accessible: No

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
879 Russells Mills Road
Dartmouth, MA 02748
41.584803, -70.993754

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Paskamansett Park
Dartmouth, MA
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