Dighton Rock State Park

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Coordinates: 41°48′41″N 71°6′26″W / 41.81139°N 71.10722°W / 41.81139; -71.10722
Dighton Rock State Park
Massachusetts State Park
Dighton Rock Museum.JPG
Dighton Rock Museum
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Bristol
Town Berkley
Elevation 66 ft (20 m) [1]
Coordinates 41°48′41″N 71°6′26″W / 41.81139°N 71.10722°W / 41.81139; -71.10722
Area 85 acres (34 ha)
Established Unspecified
Management Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
River Taunton River
Location of Dighton Rock State Park
Website: Dighton Rock State Park

Dighton Rock State Park is an 85-acre (34 ha) Massachusetts state park located in the town of Berkley, managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. The park is named after Dighton Rock, an 11-foot-high (3.4 m) glacial erratic that once sat on the banks of the Taunton River, covered with petroglyphs. It has since been moved to a small museum on the park grounds (pictured at right).[2]

Activities and amenities[edit]

The park is principally used for picnicking. There are also trails for walking, hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing. Non-motorized boating is also available.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dighton Rock State Park
  2. ^ a b "Dighton Rock State Park". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Department of Conservation and Recreation. Retrieved August 2, 2013. 

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