Massachusetts has a lot to offer in the Summer months. Whether it’s visiting beaches, lakes, or parks, the warm weather is a wonderful break from our snowy winters. We have put together a list of some of our favorite – and most well known places to visit in the New Bedford area. If you have lived here, you likely have visited one of these places, if not all of them. If you are new to the area, or looking to relocate to the New Bedford area, this list will be beneficial to your move.
Fort Tabor -Fort Tabor is a historic American Civil War era military fort on Wharf Road within the former Fort Rodman Military Reservation in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The fort is now part of Fort Tabor Park, a 47-acre town park located at Clark’s Point.
Fort Phoenix- Fort Phoenix is an American Revolutionary War-era fort located at the entrance to the Fairhaven-New Bedford harbor in Fairhaven, MA. The fort was originally built in 1775 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
West Island Town Beach – A serene and quiet beach to just sit back and relax. The West Island Town Beach usually opens in late June and closes in late August. Beach permits and information can be located on the town website http://www.fairhaven-ma.gov/Pages/FairhavenMA_Parks/WestIslandBeach
Westport Vineyards – Located in Westport, this family-owned winery is a top producer of sparkling wines. A perfect weekend retreat. Located at 417 Hixbridge Rd, Westport, MA 02790
Acushnet Creamery – Located at 264 Main Street Acushnet, this creamery has something for the entire family! www.acushnetcreamery.com
White’s Factory – Just west of the Acushnet River on Hamlin Road, the White’s Factory site is owned by the Fairhaven-Acushnet Land Preservation Trust. The site is free to explore but do take caution as the tall stone walls are not supported and are at risk to collapse. Hamlin St, Acushnet, MA 02743
Whaling Museum – The museum, through its collections and exhibitions, tells the story of the international whaling industry and the history more generally of the “Old Dartmouth” region (now the city of New Bedford and towns of Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven and Westport) situated along the south coast of Massachusetts. http://www.whalingmuseum.org/visit/hours-directions