Fall River, MA, USA

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Fall River, MA, USA

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Rich history on Mount Hope Bay

If you have a taste for pastry and other sweet treats, you’ll relish a stay in Fall River. Perched by Mount Hope Bay, this Massachusetts community is famed for its Portuguese population, who’ve brought with them European delicacies to savor, from addictively unctuous custard-filled tarts to crispy croquettes. Fall River vacation rentals don’t just put you amid tempting eateries, though. The city is also known for its historic attractions, from an awesome array of wartime sailing vessels, to the eerie reminders of Lizzie Borden, whose alleged acts in Fall River have gone down in American folklore.

Enter the mysterious forests near Fall River

Fall River vacation rentals provide cushy bases for exploring the natural beauty of the area. One standout area is Fall River Heritage State Park, which overlooks the Taunton River. Here, you can go for a sunset stroll on the boardwalk, relax under trees, or picnic on the meadow with your family. Or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, you can enter Freetown-Fall River State Forest, which covers over 5,000 acres and is a place of fascination for lovers of the paranormal. Keep an eye out for the Pukwudgies – figures from Native American myth – while walking its miles of trails. You’re more likely to see deer, foxes, and turtles, though.

Seeing legendary ships in Fall River

Battleship Cove lives up to its dramatic, evocative name by letting visitors visit some of the grandest vessels to have sailed and fought in World War 2. The jewel of the collection is the USS Massachusetts, known as Big Mamie to the brave souls who sailed on her. Look out as well for the USS Lionfish, a majestic submarine, which is another reason this is a major attraction of Fall River. Elsewhere in town, you’ll find the darkly fascinating Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast Museum, where daily tours will let you enter the very rooms where Lizzie was said to have carried out the wicked acts that made her a figure of intrigue and infamy.

Come for the outdoor adventures in Fall River

When’s the best time to book Fall River vacation rentals? Since you’ll probably want to spend a fair bit of time outdoors, the months of spring and summer are recommended. This is when you can relish hiking through sun-flecked forests, and by the rippling waters of the river. Time your visit right, and you might also get to join in the fun of a local festival. It’s always worth checking for major events as they might also affect the availability and prices of vacation pads in the Fall River region.

By the waters of Massachusetts

Fall River is spread out across the eastern side of Mount Hope Bay, by where the Taunton River flows out into the wider body of water. Fall River also happens to be flanked on the other side by the Watuppa Ponds – the southern pond being a popular area for fishing and relaxing. The blend of deep, forested, wildlife-filled landscapes, and wide, open, watery expanses helps make Fall River such a beguiling part of the state.