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Morton Pond in Plymouth, MA: a beautiful place to watch the sunset with your dog

Home of Morton Pond, Morton Park is a beautiful oasis located right down the street from historic downtown Plymouth, MA. Plymouth is most well known for its pilgrim founders, but in every story one hears about our ancestors, one is reminded of the pristine beauty of untouched nature in the new world. Plymouth, MA has been able to keep much of its environmental wonders as sanctuaries for all Americans to visit and enjoy.

Kevin Patrick Coughlin and Amanda Elizabeth Aldridge were able to capture these amazing photos of the sunset over Morton Pond in Plymouth, MA.
Kevin Patrick Coughlin
Arriving at Morton Pond at Sunset.
Kevin Patrick Coughlin

Morton Park has many trails through its old growth forests for you and your dog to wander. Walking down the same trails that the pilgrims may have at dawning of our nation is a truly inspiring notion. One is captivated by the simple fact that at one moment in time, long ago, the strong and determined pioneers, that gave us the life we now lead here in the United States, may have stood among these tall trees and ran along these winding trails. Morton Park is a piece of history.

Summers in Plymouth, MA are fun and free. The five waterfronts in Plymouth, MA make for plenty of enjoyable experiences to be had exploring our nations beginnings. The waterfronts include Morton Park, Plymouth Beach, Hedges Pond, White Horse Beach, and Plymouth Long Beach. (More on these places in subsequent articles).

Morton Pond is a great place to take your dog and your whole family. The water here is cool and clean, a great place for you dog to paddle around merrily on hot days. During the summer there is a lifeguard on duty. The Recreation Department holds swimming lessons at Morton Pond during the week.There is a small boat launch for canoes and kayaks. During the winter months, Morton Pond freezes over and allows for fun activities such as cross country skiing and ice skating.

Nothing makes for a more satisfying evening then walking out on the frozen waters of Morton Pond and capturing pictures of the pink and orange hues of winter sunsets. Check out photos photographer Kevin Patrick Coughlin and I were able to shoot while sliding around on the iced over Morton Pond.

More fun places to explore with your pooch coming soon!


-35 Summer Street Plymouth, MA

-Dogs welcome!

-Swim lessons

-Restrooms available

-NO Concession stand

-Parking Available

-Small boat launch

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