Munro Preserve

Catch a sunset or just breathe in the fresh air at picturesque Munro Preserve, a flower-filled park on Mattapoisett Harbor. This Mattapoisett Land Trust property is a lovely spot to relax on a bench or dangle your feet in the water as you soak in the sights of Mattapoisett Harbor and Buzzards Bay.

Features

Daisies in front of sparkling Mattapoisett Harbor

Take in stunning views of flower gardens alongside views of Mattapoisett Harbor at Munro Park.

Whether you’re stopping in for an afternoon of picnicking or just a few minutes of solitude, Munro Preserve abounds with places for you to enjoy a waterfront view. Benches are scattered beneath the trees and along the seawall, offering a perfect place to read a book or look for birds. You can also sit on the seawall or one of the stone steps into the harbor to dip your feet on a hot day! No matter the activity or the season, the lovely perennial gardens and fresh breezes off Buzzards Bay make this a favorite spot for locals (and their pets!) to appreciate some time by the water.

Like neighboring Shipyard Park, Munro Preserve was once part of Mattapoisett’s bustling whaleship-building business — in fact, it was the home of the town’s very first shipyard. Today it remains a great place to watch boats come and go from the harbor and from Mattapoisett Town Wharf next door.

Habitats & Wildlife

Mattapoisett Harbor’s open waters are home to a variety of birds, including ospreys, gulls, terns, and cormorants. Anglers will want to stop by in spring, when striped bass migrate into the harbor as they move through Buzzards Bay. From Munro Park, you can easily walk to Mattapoisett Town Beach, which has a sandy shoreline and calm waters where kids and families can investigate the harbor’s edge.

Property Owned By

The Mattapoisett Land Trust is a nonprofit organization that works to preserve land to enrich the quality of life for Mattapoisett residents and visitors. Founded in 1974, the land trust holds properties totaling more than 650 acres.

Details
Size: 1 acre
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Parking: Metered street parking
Dogs: Yes (on leash)
Facilities: None
Boat Ramp: No
ADA Accessible: No

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
1 Main St.
Mattapoisett, MA 02739
41.6577053, -70.8150277
Mattapoisett Land Trust: (774) 377-9191
Email: info@mattlandtrust.org

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Munro Preserve
Mattapoisett, MA
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