2. Take a scenic bike ride along the Phoenix Rail Trail

The Phoenix Rail Trail is a scenic 3.5 mile path which passes through forests, marshes, and farms. Most of the path is wooded and desolate, making it a very quiet, green, and enjoyable ride. The trail links to the uncompleted Mattapoisett Rail Trail for an extra mile (this trail will eventually span 26 miles). Round trip, the Phoenix Rail Trail is a very easy, flat, scenic 7 mile ride. Take a look at the gorgeous views on this path!

Phoenix Rail Trail sign - Fairhaven, MA

Scenic views along the Phoenix Rail Trail in Fairhaven, MA

Mattapoisett Bike Path - Fairhaven, MA
Bunnies on the Phoenix Rail Trail in Fairhaven, MA
Never seen so many adorable bunnies!
Salt marsh views along the Phoenix Rail Trail in Fairhaven, MA
Love the gorgeous salt marsh scenery! So relaxing!
A view of the former Fairhaven Branch Railroad, built in 1854, which the Phoenix trail now passes.
The former Fairhaven Branch Railroad

Location of Phoenix Rail Trail: 8 Main St Fairhaven, MA 02719

3. Explore the area’s natural history

Fairhaven was established back in 1659, meaning the area is rich with history. Willow Park in Fairhaven is the former location of an old burial ground. This burial ground dates back to 1771! We definitely had an eerie feeling biking past this area, especially since the graves were moved over to Riverside Cemetery. The park now has an odd feeling and you can feel something strange in the air as you pass the area.

Old Burying Ground in Fairhaven, MA
Old Burying Ground in Fairhaven, MA

 Location of the Old Burying Ground: South Street & Main Street Fairhaven, MA

While you are in the area make sure to check out The Pasta House – great Italian food! You can check out my review here.

If you enjoy biking, there are several other great bike paths in the area, including The East Bay Bike Path and the Myles Standish State Forest trail.

Other great attractions in nearby towns include Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge, Buttonwood Park Zoo and the Lizzie Borden Museum.