Berkley (first settled c. 1638)  is a small town in Bristol County, Massachusetts bordered by Dighton, Taunton, Lakeville, and Freetown. It is located in a very rural area and is surrounded by a lot of woodlands. Coming from Dighton you will encounter the Taunton River when entering, while coming from Freetown, MA, you will see the Assonet Bay.
Route 24 and Route 79 pass through Berkley. Berkley is 5-minute drive to/from Route 140 in East Taunton via Route 24. Berkley is also accessible by traveling north up Rt. 44 from Rhode Island/Massachusetts and crossing through Taunton, MA, or south down Rt. 44 from Middleborough, MA. The Berkley–Dighton Bridge passes over the Taunton River and is a route from Dighton to Taunton and vice versa.
There is one local public airport located in Berkley, however it only has one runway. The next closest is in Taunton, MA, about 15 minutes away. Both located within an hour away are larger airports, T.F. Green Airport in Warwick and Logan International Airport in Boston, Ma.
Dighton Rock State Park, Bay View Avenue, ☎ 508 644 5522. This state park covers 85 acres and is popular for picnics, canoeing, fishing, hiking, and is home to the Dighton Rock. Dighton Rock is an 11-foot high boulder that once rested on the Taunton River. The rock, carved with ancient designs, now rests in a small museum at the park. It is very clean and animals are allowed. Dighton Rock State Park is open seven days a week; the museum is open by appointment only.
Berkley Congregational Church, 31 S. Main Street, ☎ 508 824 0676. Approx. 1.7 miles south west of Route 24. This church was founded just two years after the towns founding in 1635. The church still offers religious services.
Berkley Public Library, 3 North Main Street., ☎ 508 822 3329, . Here there are daily readings, crafts, and activities for children whose ages range from about 2-6.
Bridge Village Heritage Park, Located on the Berkley side of the Berkley-Dighton Bridge this small park offers a scenic view of the Taunton River in addition to water access for canoes and kayaks. You can also fish here and on a nice day you will see many people doing so.
Canoe Passage Outfitters, 120 Ingell Street, Taunton, ☎ 1 800 689 7884 ([email protected]). Kayak and canoe rentals are offered, as well as a variety of guided tours/trips (with rated skill levels) throughout the local Narragansett Bay Watershed. The guided tours/trips that are offered are the following: kayak, canoe, photography, snorkeling, swimming, moonlit, kids kayak camp, etc.
Chaos Theory, 541 Berkley Street, ☎ 508 269 9039, . Chaos Theory is a local, “cross-fit” type of gym that focuses on functional training, high intensity interval training, and private training sessions. Programs include personal training, group training, and a Chaos Boot Camp.
Chamberlain Farm, 12 Friend Street, ☎ 508 880 2817, . Chamberlain Farm has been family owned and operated since 1969. The farm hosts functions, parties, weddings, field trips, and birthdays. Hayrides, a corn maze, and harvesting cranberries are some of the activities offered there during the corresponding seasons.
In Berkley, most people choose to drive cars in order to get places because there is not a bus or rail service in town. The nearest regional bus service is in Fall River, MA (Southeastern Regional Transit Authority; 508 672 6071) and the nearest rail service is in Providence, RI. (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority: Providence; 401 274 9290).
Berkley is full of walkers/joggers, bike riders, and dog walkers. Roads in the area do not have sidewalks for the most part, but the roads are usually not heavily populated with traffic.
There are no hotels located in Berkley. The closest one is approximately 15 minutes away in Raynham, MA.