10 Manomet Street, New Bedford, MA
Victoria Riverside overlooks the Acushnet River.
New Bedford has announced that the city has teamed with Community Rowing of Boston to bring the sport of rowing to the Acushnet River. Ultimately the partnership will be a $40,000,000.00 plan to create a top-level rowing course on the Acushnet with amenities such as a boat house, launch deck, and observation area on the river’s banks. Rowing is part of the region’s past. It was one of the first organizad amateur sports in New Bedford and the Acushnet was rowed upon 125 to 150 years ago. Nature has laid out a perfectly calm mile and a half course, north of the Coggeshall Bridge and a 1,200 meter course south of the bridge. Victoria Riverside will overlook the course.
The Acushnet River is being restored to its former pristine condition and has already seen the return of a wide range of wildlife including swans, great blue herons, red winged blackbirds, and mallard ducks. The shore grasses of the river offer ideal nesting grounds.