- Dighton Rock State Park
- Bay View Avenue, Berkley, MA
- Trailhead: 41°48’42.77″N, 71° 6’33.59″W
- Last Time Hiked: July 6, 2013
- Approximate distance hiked: 1.2 miles
A bit of irony to this mornings hike as I was joined by a family friend from Berkeley, California. Not much thought was taken into our destination until it was pointed out while driving here. We decided to hike early this morning as New England is in the grip of yet another heat wave. We started our hike at 8:30 A.M. and was already 83 degrees which is usually the average high for this area in July. From the parking area we made our way towards the Taunton River through a picnic area. From here we turned south and followed a grass covered path along the river. The trail turns left at an area that has a rather decent view of the river. The trail then travels through an area dominated by maple trees before intersecting with a trail that comes in from the left. Continuing straight the trail then turns to the left at area that has a bench built around a tree. The trail then continues to the park road. Turning left onto the paved park road, we followed it to a gate on the right and followed an overgrown paved path beyond the gate. At the next intersection a path veers off the right, we continued straight as the path turned left and came out of the woods into a grass area. Ahead and to the right is the Dighton Rock Museum building. Inside is the rock that has inscriptions on it that has sparked great debate to their origins. After spending a little time in the museum we made our way back to the car.
I did not find a trail map on-line.