Lighthouse Bike Tour: Ned’s Point, Palmer’s Island, Butler Flats

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Sunday, October 17, 2021
9:45am
Staples in Fairhaven
Staples in Fairhaven
17 Plaza Way
Fairhaven, MA 02719

Join local New Bedford historian and expert biker John Sullivan, on a bike tour of Ned’s Point Lighthouse in Mattapoisett to Palmer’s Island Lighthouse in New Bedford and Butler Flats for a 14 or 24 mile ride.

We will ride to Mattapoisett and visit Ned’s Point Lighthouse, starting at Staples, just off the bike trail in Fairhaven, with plenty of parking. After a short visit to Ned’s Point we will return to Staples in Fairhaven with 14 miles completed. Some may want to end the ride here after scenic views of the Mattapoisett harbor, the river, and the marshes through the woods and past Shaw Farm. You can stop back at your car or continue with us to the next lighthouse onto the Phoenix Rail Trail in Fairhaven through quiet seaside neighborhoods and over a biking friendly bridge to the New Bedford historic waterfront and fishing piers. There we will continue on a shared road to the south end, where Palmer’s Lighthouse marks the start of the Covewalk or Saulnier Memorial Bike Trail. We will approach Palmer’s Lighthouse at low tide and can walk across to explore it before coming back for our casual ride back to Fairhaven.

Cost: Free

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Category: Buzzards Bay Coalition, New Bedford Parks and Recreation and Beaches
Hosted By: The Buzzards Bay Coalition
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THIS PROGRAM IS OFFERED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NEW BEDFORD DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND BEACHES
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