Viva Fall River

Recreation

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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Quequechan River Rail Trail

A hidden gem nestled in the heart of the city.

Stretching approximately 2.5 miles along the historic New Bedford and Taunton Railroad line, the Quequechan River Rail Trail meanders alongside the gentle waters of the Quequechan River. Whether you’re an avid cyclist, an enthusiastic walker, or simply seeking a peaceful retreat, this trail caters to all outdoor enthusiasts.

Trekking Around
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Click or hover over each image to explore some on our favorite nature trails.

Copicut Woods

A peaceful and scenic escape.

Copicut Woods is a pristine woodland area that spans over 515 acres and is known for its diverse ecosystem, scenic trails, and abundant wildlife. The reserve features a network of well-marked trails that wind through the woods, offering opportunities for hiking, walking, trail running, and birdwatching.

Bicentennial Trail & Boardwalk

Stroll above the water.

The Bicentennial Trail & elevated boardwalk stretches along the Taunton River, offering stunning views of the waterway and the surrounding natural beauty. It offers several amenities, such as benches for resting, picnic areas for enjoying outdoor meals, and signage providing insights into the historical significance of the area.

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!

Kennedy Park

Tattapanum Trail

Public Art + Murals

Fall River Family Picnic Grove

Fall River Country Club

Driscoll Skating Arena

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.

Recreational Activities

Straight Shooters Billiards

Picture Show at SouthCoast Marketplace

Stumpy’s Hatchet House

AMP Academy

Inside the Park Batting Cages

Hauss Powwa Batting Cages

Our Parks

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.