Massasoit State Park - East Taunton, MA -f orest views

Massasoit State Park is a scenic state park located in Southeastern Massachusetts in the town of East Taunton. There are plenty of recreational opportunities available, including swimming, biking, hiking, and cross country skiing during the winter months.

There are 6 lakes and ponds located throughout the state park, making it an ideal destination for fishing, kayaking, and other water activities. Lake Rico is a large, scenic lake which is great for kayaking – there were plenty of people on the water enjoying the beautiful weather.

We opted for a nature walk this time around. Take a look at the trail map to plan your route. Next time, I would like to rent a kayak and explore the area more. Take a look at some of the pictures below that we took during our walk/visit to the lake! As you can see, Massasoit State Park is a gorgeous area to hike, rejuvenate, and enjoy nature.

Massasoit State Park - East Taunton, MA - path view
Massasoit State Park, Lake Rico - East Taunton, MA
Massasoit State Park, Lake Rico - East Taunton, MA
View of a kayaker on Lake Rico, Massasoit State Park - East Taunton, MA

More pictures from the hiking trail…

Bike walking path Massasoit State Park, Massachusetts
Massasoit State Park Path views - Massachusetts
Massasoit State Park, Massachusetts - pretty trail views
Scenic forest views on the trail at Massasoit State Park in Massachusetts

Scenic pond views along the trail…

Pond at Massasoit State Park in East Taunton, MA
Massasoit State Park, East Taunton, MA - Pond views
Massaosit State Park, East Taunton, MA - Pond viewss
Massaoit State Park, East Taunton, MA-Pond views - Mass
Masssasoit State Park, East Taunton - Pond views

A large, free parking lot is available. If you are looking for a great local restaurant, I recommend stopping at Persy’s Place in Middleboro (about a 10 min drive, located at 43 Bedford Street) before your visit to the park!

Additional Details

Massasoit State Park
Massasiot Park Rd
East Taunton, MA 02718

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