Phoenix Bike Trail

Phoenix Bike Trail From intersection of Main & South streets to Mattapoisett line Open daylight hours, year round The town of Fairhaven offers many options for bicyclists to enjoy. Most notably the Phoenix Bike Trail which runs from the center of Fairhaven all the way to Mattapoisett. The bike trail may be used for bicycling, walking and running, roller skating, in-line skating or any non-motorized mode of … [Read more...]

Hoppy’s Landing

Hoppy's Landing 69 Goulart Memorial Drive, Fairhaven Sunrise to sunset Boat ramp (concrete), kayak launch, wooden pier Occupying the most of the southern half of Long Island, near West Island, Hoppy's Landing offers a launching place for boaters and kayakers as well as a spot for fishing or just enjoying the salt air. Directly on the open waters of Buzzards Bay, it has been called "a fisherman's paradise" by its former owner Robert … [Read more...]

Shipyard Farm Trails

Shipyard Farm Trails 721 Sconticut Neck Road, Fairhaven Sunrise to sunset Shipyard Farm packs a lot of scenic beauty in its trail across working farmland to the shores of Nasketucket Bay. Protected by a conservation restriction held by the Buzzards Bay Coalition, it's a great destination for active hikers who want to explore Buzzards Bay’s coastal farmland. The trails at Shipyard … [Read more...]

Shaw Farm Trail

Shaw Farm Trail 97 Shaw Road, Fairhaven Sunrise to sunset Explore beautiful coastal farmland and forests on Shaw Farm Trail, which connects Nasketucket Bay State Reservation with the popular bike path through Fairhaven and Mattapoisett. Stretching for nearly a mile, this Buzzards Bay Coalition trail offers local hikers, runners, birders, and families a place to discover … [Read more...]

Carvalho Farm

Carvalho Farm 201 Shaw Road, Fairhaven Sunrise to sunset Visit Carvalho Farm in Fairhaven to explore a variety of natural beauty fit into a small, easy-to-explore package. Walk, run the trail, search for birds, or enjoy a relaxing picnic among the fields, forest, and wetlands of this Buzzards Bay Coalition-owned property. The trail includes meadow, forest, a quiet stream, and … [Read more...]

West Island Town Beach

  West Island Town Beach Fir Street, West Island Seasonal or Day Beach Passes needed for parking in summer Swimming, lifeguards, toilet facilities (seasonally) Hours: late June through Labor Day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The beach is accessible for walking during the off season. Public beach operated by the Town of Fairhaven. Passes are available at the BPW Office, 5 Arsene Street. For information about Resident and Non-Resident … [Read more...]

Little Bay Conservation Area

Little Bay Conservation Area East end of Little Bay Road, Fairhaven Sunrise to sunset The 70-acre Little Bay Conservation Area is adjacent to the town's Public Works Department property and is on the route of the 1.7 mile Little Bay Extension of the Phoenix Bike Trail. This paved path offers a multi-use trail through the Little Bay area, making this an enjoyable recreation destination for walkers and cyclists. A pier extends into the bay, … [Read more...]

Pope Beach

  Pope Beach Foot of Manhattan Ave. Swimming, very limited free parking. This small, rather rocky public beach got its name from the Pope family who owned farmland here as some of Sconticut Neck's first non-native settlers. The beach is on the shore of Priest's Cove, so named because a summer retreat house for Jesuit priests was built here in the 1880s. The beach is owned by the Town of Fairhaven.   View Larger Map … [Read more...]