Davis Park

With its short trail through the forest, Davis Park in Acushnet is perfect for local residents to take a brief escape to nature. This town-owned woodland retreat offers a convenient breath of fresh air close to the neighborhoods around the New Bedford Reservoir.

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Lantern Lane in Acushnet from Davis Park

Davis Park is close to homes around Lake Street, making it a great spot for a quick neighborhood stroll.

If you’re looking for a place to walk your dog or explore the woods with your kids, Davis Park is a nice destination for Acushnet residents. Its location close to the New Bedford Reservoir means these forests protect clean water in the Acushnet River.

Trails

From the on-street parking at the end of Lantern Lane, the path at Davis Park meanders just over a quarter mile through the forest. The easy trail is a good getaway for anybody seeking a brief walk through nature.

Habitats & Wildlife

The upland forest habitat at Davis Park supports wildlife like deer, chipmunks, and squirrels. These woods are also home to birds such as turkeys, hawks, cardinals, black-capped chickadees, and blue jays.

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Details
Size: 16.5 acres
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Parking: On-street
Cost: Free
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Dogs: Yes
Facilities: None
ADA Accessible: No

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
Lantern Lane
Acushnet, MA 02743
41.744143, -70.892810

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Davis Park
Acushnet, MA
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