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Dates: 4/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
City / State: Fall River, MA
Event Name: Battleship Cove Walks
Event Type: Seasonal Walk
Event ID: 109042 2018/Y0711
Distance - Trail Ratings: 10km and 6km - 1B
Description: Battleship Cove has world's largest collection of historic naval ships. Route visits Columbia Street Cultural District with Portuguese influence, historic downtown neighborhoods, Lizzie Borden's House, city parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted & returns via Heritage State Park with magnificent Iwo Jima sculpture; traverses boardwalk which hugs Taunton River & overlooks Battleship Cove. 2nd PoC: Karen Plichta (508-673-2374 or karenp53@verizon.net).
Amenities: Strollers: Hard | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Animal Safari, Boardwalks, Bridges - Spanning the USA, Food For Thought, Ice Cream Parlors, Lady Liberty Special Program, Make a Wish at a Water Fountain, Points of Reference, Take a Walk In a City Park, Underground Railroad, United States Post Offices, Walking America's Ports of Call, Walking the USA A - Z
Start Times:
Location: Battleship Cove Gift Shop,
Start Point / Driving Directions: 5 Water St, Fall River, MA 02721, 508-678-1100. Open daily 9 AM-5 PM, mid-April to Columbus Day; otherwise closes at 4:30 PM. Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas Day; open abbreviated hours Dec. 24 & 31: 9 AM-Noon only. Walk Box in rear of store near register.
From North & Northwest: Rt 495 South or Rt 128/95 South to Rt 24 South to Exit 7 (Rt 79 South). Follow signs to Battleship Cove. Rt 79 South to third exit (Rt 6 East/New Bedford). Straight on Davol St to second parking lot on right at Heritage State Park.
From Cape Cod: I-195 West into Fall River to Exit 5 before Braga Bridge. Merge and stay LEFT to go straight into Battleship Cove.
From West: I-195 East into Fall River. Take Exit 6 (Hartwell St, Downtown Fall River). Bear RIGHT at stop sign and follow detour signs for Rts 79/138 to Battleship Cove.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Only the 10km route qualifies for Boardwalks and Underground Railroad.
Host Club: Walk 'N Mass Volkssport Club
Contact: Ann Plichta (508) 673-6553
Website: www.walknmass.org