Fall River is a unique combination of picturesque urban spaces and untouched natural beauty. Grab your gear and get ready to explore the beauty of Fall River’s great outdoors!
Relax & Recharge
With its scenic views, picturesque landscapes, and an abundance of parks and trails, Fall River offers something for everyone, whether you are an avid hiker, a nature lover, or a family looking for a fun outing. Explore our scenic trails, kayak along the river’s edge, or simply find a tranquil spot to take in the colorful foliage that paints our city during the fall season. No matter the season, Fall River offers a wide range of recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and interests.
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Discover The Unexpected
Embark on a journey with Explore New England, uncovering the lesserknown outdoor treasures of Fall River. From paddling on South Watuppa Pond and fishing and sailing on the Taunton River to a biking adventure on the Quequechan River Rail Trail and through Copicut Woods, there’s so much to discover about this urban oasis. Immerse yourself in the city’s rich textile mill legacy, intricately linked to the Quequechan River and earning Fall River the moniker “Spindle City.” History is woven into every corner of New England!
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Whether you're a local seeking new routes or a visitor eager to explore, Fall River offers an array of outdoor adventures for nature enthusiasts of all ages.
Follow along as Sarah Labossiere documents "Novice Adventures in Bike Repair"!
Read about all of the wonderful places you can ride your bike in Fall River!
Fall River as a center for recreational tourism.
Fall River is featured on the TV series "Explore New England".
Start your New Year off in nature by exploring all of the trails that Greater Fall River has to offer!
Fall River is a city defined by its rich history. In the 1800s, Fall River benefited from the boom of the textile industry. The community prospered as the local mill […]
The Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve is an enormous area with miles of trails for everything from walking, hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, even dog-sledding. But where do you start if you’re still a beginner?
Read this great article from the Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter of the Appalacian Mountain Club and learn more about the wonders of the Bioreserve!
Do you know the "other" Fall River? Learn more about one of our City's greatest resources!
Click or hover over each image to explore some on our favorite nature trails.
Explore More Outdoors
Land-based adventures or water-based pursuits? Which will you choose? Fall River’s recreational amenities include a golf course, tennis courts, and athletic fields, as well as a number of playgrounds, picnic areas, and public parks. Explore the vibrant public artworks throughout the city, or just enjoy the vistas at our green spaces and vibrant waterfront area. Enjoy Fall River!
Sporting Goods and Hardware Stores
Our recreational shops in Fall River provide you with top-notch products and exceptional customer service. From outdoor gear and equipment to sporting goods and accessories, you’ll find everything you need to enjoy your favorite activities.
Fall River is home to several parks that were designed by the famous landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, who is best known for designing New York City’s Central Park.
The city has over 24 parks & playgrounds with a variety of recreational options, including tennis and pickleball courts, soccer and baseball fields, water splash pads, skate parks, a public pool, and basketball courts.