Fort Phoenix State Reservation

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Fort Phoenix State Reservation
Massachusetts State Park
Fairhaven Beachfront.jpg
Aerial view of Fort Phoenix State Reservation
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Bristol
City Fairhaven, Massachusetts
Location South end of Green Street
 - coordinates 41°37′29.049″N 70°53′52.0542″W / 41.62473583°N 70.897792833°W / 41.62473583; -70.897792833Coordinates: 41°37′29.049″N 70°53′52.0542″W / 41.62473583°N 70.897792833°W / 41.62473583; -70.897792833
Managed by Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Bay Buzzards Bay
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Location of Fort Phoenix State Reservation
Location of Fort Phoenix State Reservation
Website : Fort Phoenix State Reservation

Fort Phoenix State Reservation is a small Massachusetts state park on Buzzards Bay in the town of Fairhaven maintained by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. The reservation is adjacent to Fort Phoenix, an American Revolutionary War fort and national landmark managed by the town of Fairhaven. According to local lore, the first naval battle of the Revolutionary War was fought near here.[1][2] Across the bay, the Elizabeth Islands may be visible from the remnants of the ramparts.[3]

Activities and amenities[edit]

  • The park has about a half-mile of beachfront for swimming and hiking plus wheelchair-accessible picnicking and restroom facilities.[3]
  • The park also features tennis and basketball courts, outdoor showers, charcoal grills and a playground.[4]
Cannons at Fort Phoenix

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flanagan, John (March 17, 1946). "Many ownership changes seen in tiny tract where Vikings, Indians and colonists roamed". The Standard-Times (New Bedford).  Reproduced at West Island Spyglass. Retrieved August 1, 2013.
  2. ^ "A Historical Timeline of Fairhaven Massachusetts". Town of Fairhaven. September 10, 2009. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Fort Phoenix State Reservation". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Department of Conservation and Recreation. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Fairhaven Visitors Guide". Town of Fairhaven, MA, Office of Tourism. 2013. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 

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