State Parks in Massachusetts (159)

Alewife Brook Reservation
Cambridge, MA
This sprawling urban forest is filled with wetlands and a variety of birds. Walk along limited trails to see a rare side of nature without leaving the city.
Ames Nowell State Park
Abington, MA
Ames Nowell is open year-round for daytime recreation. Cleveland Pond is popular with boaters and fisherman. If you're looking to stay dry, there are several miles of trails along the pond edge and su
Ashland State Park
Ashland, MA
Ashland State Park has 470 acres including a 157 acre reservoir. The park operates seasonally and offers hiking, biking, boating, swimming, and fishing.
Ashuwillticook Rail Trail
Cheshire, MA
The Ashuwillticook Rail Trail is an old railroad track converted into a 10-foot wide paved trail. The trail runs 12.7 miles through the towns of Cheshire, Lanesborough and Adams. Cheshire Reservoir, a
Bash Bish Falls State Park
Mt Washington, MA
Bash Bish Falls is the highest single-drop waterfall in the state. Take a hike and enjoy a picnic on the rocks (Picnic areas - CLOSED to aid in the prevention of spreading COVID-19). Explore the neigh
Beartown State Forest
Monterey, MA
This 12,000 acre forest is the perfect place to visit no matter the season. Swim, boat, or fish in Benedict Pond. In the winter, you can cross-country ski and snowmobile.
Beaver Brook Reservation
Belmont, MA
Beaver Brook Reservation is 59 acres of open fields and woodlands. The ponds and waterfall make the park's north section a delightful place for a walk or picnic. The south section features athletic fi
Belle Isle Marsh Reservation
Boston, MA
Boston's last remaining salt marsh offers unique views of plants and wildlife as you follow paths to the observation tower.
Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park
Uxbridge, MA
The Blackstone River features 1000 acres of natural park, filled with trails and historical sites. The park also has biking, horseback riding, canoe access, fishing, hunting, picnic areas and more.
Blue Hills Reservation
Milton, MA
Located only minutes from the bustle of downtown Boston, the DCR Blue Hills Reservation stretches over 7,000 acres from Quincy to Dedham, Milton to Randolph, providing a green oasis in an urban enviro
Borderland State Park
Easton, MA
Borderland State Park features a historic mansion open for tours. This park also features trails for hiking, biking, or horseback riding, fishing and boating in the pond, and facilities for tennis and
Boston Harbor Islands
Boston, MA
Explore 13 islands of Boston Harbor, 6 of which are publicly accessible by ferry and offer lots of activities. You'll find swimming, boating, hiking and camping among the most popular. You're also wel
Bradley Palmer State Park
Topsfield, MA
This former estate features 721-acres of pine needled paths and sunny rolling meadows for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.
Breakheart Reservation
Saugus, MA
Breakheart includes two lakes and a large forest. Explore the reservation through a large trail system. Climb to vistas with views of Boston, New Hampshire, and central Massachusetts. Supervised swimm
Brimfield State Forest
Brimfield, MA
This rolling forest has over 20 miles of roads and trails for hiking, walking, and horseback riding. Fishing and hunting are also available, and snowmobiling in the winter.
Bristol Blake State Reservation
Norfolk, MA
Ponds, marshes, and fields cover 140 acres of this former sawmill complex. Trails and boardwalks allow you to get close to nature and offer amazing views of wildlife, with snowshoeing available in the
Brook Farm Historic Site
Boston, MA
Brook Farm features 179 acres of fields, woodland, and wetland. Explore walking trails for views of nature and wildlife. Brook Farm is a National Historic Site for its role in social and intellectual
C.M. Gardner State Park
Huntington, MA
Enjoy a relaxing day by the water exploring the rolling Berkshire foothills. Walk or picnic along the Westfield River East Branch, go fishing, or take out a canoe or kayak.
Callahan State Park
Framingham, MA
With over 800 acres of park land, Callahan is primarily used for hiking, horseback riding and walking. Callahan offers acres of open fields and ponds, along with 7 miles of marked trails and a dog par
Camp Nihan Education Camp
Saugus, MA
Camp Nihan is the perfect place for your next group camping experience. There's plenty of opportunities to learn about the local habitat. Explore a variety of nature and wildlife across 65 acres.
Canalside Rail Trail
Montague, MA
The Canalside Rail Trail follows the former rail bed for an easy-riding 3.7 miles. Follow the trail over the Connecticut River and along scenic views. The trail is also great for walking or even a pic
Cape Cod Rail Trail
Brewster, MA
Ride, walk or run through 6 Cape Cod towns as you follow the Cape Cod Rail Trail. There’s plenty to see along the 22-mile trail and state and national parks to visit as you please.
Castle Island, Pleasure Bay, M Street and Carson Beach
Boston, MA
A visit to Castle Island combines history and recreation. Tour Fort Independence or take a walk around it. Continue the day sunbathing or swimming at one of the nearby beaches.
Charles River Reservation
Boston, MA
This 20-mile reservation stretches along the Charles River and offers plenty of activities, from picnics and playgrounds to sports fields, boating, and bike paths.
Charles River Reservation
Boston, MA
This 20-mile reservation stretches along the Charles River and offers plenty of activities, from picnics and playgrounds to sports fields, boating, and bike paths.
Chester-Blandford State Forest
Blandford, MA
With trails for all experience levels, Chester-Blandford State Forest is perfect for hiking or walking. Take in the Sanderson Falls, go mountain biking, enjoy a picnic or do some hunting and fishing.
Chestnut Hill Reservation
Brighton, MA
Enjoy a walk, jog, or bike ride on the 1.5 mile paved trail around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir. Visit the Riley Rink and Pool for summer and winter recreation.
Chicopee Memorial State Park
Chicopee, MA
Come swim, fish, or picnic by the pond at Chicopee Memorial State Park in the summer, or enjoy hiking and biking on the trails year-round.
Clarksburg State Park
Clarksburg, MA
Clarksburg State Park offers 368 acres of abundant northern hardwood forest. Come camp, hike, ski, go boating or fishing and enjoy the views.
Cochituate State Park
Natick, MA
Cochituate State Park's main feature is Lake Cochituate, which is made up of three linked ponds.
Connecticut River Greenway State Park
Northampton, MA
The Connecticut River Greenway connects parks and other areas along the Connecticut River. Up to 8 parks are accessible from the greenway as you follow it across the state. You'll find river access wi
Constitution Beach Park
Boston, MA
Constitution Beach is one of Boston's hidden waterfront gems. Take a swim or head over to the athletic fields. You can see planes flying from Logan Airport and ships sailing through Boston Harbor.
Cutler Park Reservation
Needham, MA
This 600-acre park protects the largest freshwater marsh on the middle Charles River. This park is a great spot for birdwatchers, and it also features eskers, or riverbeds formed inside a glacier; dru
DAR State Forest
Goshen, MA
DAR State Forest offers dozens of campsites, forest trails, a lake to swim and fish in.
Demarest Lloyd State Park
Dartmouth, MA
This park is one of the best kept secrets in the Massachusetts forest and park system. Here, an 1800-foot saltwater beach is backed by rambling hills of beach grass and shaded, grassy picnic sites. A
Dighton Rock State Park
Berkley, MA
Dighton Rock State Park offers the perfect setting for a picnic. You'll find soft, grassy areas covered by shade trees by the Taunton River. You can also fish or canoe, or take a walk through the 85-a
Douglas State Forest
Douglas, MA
5,907-acre Douglas State Forest borders Connecticut and Rhode Island. Enjoy swimming and boating at Wallum Lake or hike miles of woodland trails.
Dunn State Park
Gardner, MA
Dunn State Park has a range of universally accessible activities, from fishing to hiking to swimming.
Ellisville Harbor State Park
Plymouth, MA
Ellisville Harbor offers a unique coastal experience on the South Shore. Explore the rolling meadows and red pine forest. You can see fishing boats and even harbor seals from the shoreline, even in th
Elm Bank Reservation
Wellesley, MA
There is plenty to see as you walk through this park. Take a hike through the woodlands and find a variety of wildlife. Stroll through the gardens for a glimpse of amazing landscaping.
Erving State Forest
Erving, MA
Visit for a swim or hike, camp at one of our 27 sites, or kayak on Laurel Lake.
F. Gilbert Hills State Forest
Foxborough, MA
F. Gilbert Hills is a 1000-acre state forest that offers 23 miles of trails through pine and oak. You can hike, mountain bike, and horseback ride, among other activities. The park is also part of the
Fall River Heritage State Park
Fall River, MA
Take a walk along the Taunton River or enjoy a picnic in the large meadow. You can also see World War II battleships at Battleship Cove.
Federated Women's Club State Forest
Petersham, MA
Explore more than 1,000 acres of pine, maple, birch, and hemlock trees. Make your way along Fever Brook for great views of the Quabbin Reservoir. Other popular activities include fishing, hunting, and
Fort Phoenix State Reservation
Fairhaven, MA
Though one of the smallest state parks, Fort Phoenix offers plenty to see and do. In summer, the main attraction is the beach, which is universally accessible. You might also walk along the hurricane
Fort Revere Park
Hull, MA
Fort Revere Park is a destination for history buffs and picnic lovers. Check out the remains of forts dating back to the American Revolution. You'll also find picnic tables and grills.
Freetown-Fall River State Forest
Assonet, MA
This 5000-acre forest includes 25 miles of trails for hiking, horse-back riding, or off-roading (dirt bikes only). It's also home to a Wampanoag reservation.
Georgetown-Rowley State Forest
Georgetown, MA
Explore over 1,000 acres of forest for year-round activities. Hike and bike during the warmer months. After the snow falls, hit the trails for skiing and snowmobiling.
Granville State Forest
Granville, MA
If you're looking to break away from the busy day-to-day, this park is the place to be. Campsites deep in the woods offer peace and quiet. Plenty of other activities include hiking, biking, and snowsh
Great Brook Farm State Park
Carlisle, MA
This 1000-acre park features more than 20 miles of trails. You can see notable Native American sites and 17th-century cellar holes leftover from English settlers. There's also an active dairy farm tha
Halibut Point State Park
Rockport, MA
On a clear day, visitors to Halibut Point State Park will be able to see Mount Agamenticus, located 81 miles away in Maine, and the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire. You can explore the
Hammond Pond Reservation
Newton, MA
Hammond Pond is located in Newton, Mass, just west of Boston that features dozens of trails to hike and interesting rock formations to climb. You can also fish.
Hampton Ponds State Park
Westfield, MA
Hampton Ponds State Park is located near Westfield, Mass, and is just the place for a relaxing summer day. Spend some time on the water before having lunch at one the many grill-equipped picnic areas.
Harold Parker State Forest
Andover, MA
Harold Parker State Forest is a located in Andover, Mass, only an hour north of Boston. With 35 miles of trails, 11 ponds, and dozens of campsites, there’s something in this Central Hardwood-Hemlock-W
Hemlock Gorge Reservation
Newton, MA
This small wild area along the banks of the Charles River in Newton, Mass, just west of Boston, spans 23 acres. Echo Bridge is a major attraction and offers amazing views of the river. Make sure you c
Holyoke Heritage State Park
Holyoke, MA
The park's Visitors Center features exhibits about Holyoke's industrial history and culture. You can also visit the The Children's Museum, the restored antique Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, and the Volleyba
Hopkinton State Park
Hopkinton, MA
Hopkinton State Park includes a little bit of everything: 1,500 acres of forest crisscrossed by hiking trails, beaches, stocked fishing, first-come-first-served picnic areas, and a reservable group pi
Horseneck Beach State Reservation
Westport, MA
Swim and camp at one of the most popular beaches in Massachusetts. Located at the western end of Buzzard's Bay, the 2-mile long beach is also great for bird watching.
Houghton's Pond Recreation Area
Milton, MA
Houghton’s Pond is located within Blue Hills Reservation. Swim, fish, or relax form the 24-acre pond and accessible beach. Follow trails for hiking, biking, or horseback riding.
Jug End State Reservation & Wildlife Management Area
Egremont, MA
1,158-acre Jug End offers some of the best scenic views of the Berkshires. In addition to having its own trails, Jug End also offers access to and parking for the Appalachian Trail.
Kenneth Dubuque Memorial State Forest
Hawley, MA
Explore 35 miles of mixed-use trail throughout this 7,882-acre woodland. You can hike, mountain bike, and snowmobile. Keep a lookout for remains of the past, such as cellar holes from the abandoned vi
Lake Dennison Recreation Area
Winchendon, MA
Located in Winchendon, the Lake Dennison Recreation Area has 150 campsites and a beach where you can swim.
Lake Lorraine State Park
Springfield, MA
Lake Lorraine State Park was a small Massachusetts state park located in the neighborhood of Indian Orchard, on the northeast side of the city of Springfield. The park was located on the southern shor
Lake Wyola State Park
Shutesbury, MA
Lake Wyola State Park, also known as the Carroll A. Holmes Recreation Area, is located in the quaint hill town of Shutesbury, just north of Amherst. This day-use area is located on the shores of Lake
Lawrence Heritage State Park
Lawrence, MA
Lawrence, MA was one of the nation's first planned cities, and you can learn about its history and development at Lawrence Heritage State Park. The exhibits in the Visitors Center, a restored 1840s bo
Leo J. Martin Memorial Golf Course
Weston, MA
This 18-hole golf course is one of two state-operated courses. Reserve a tee time and enjoy a relaxing day on the green.
Leo J. Martin Ski Track
Weston, MA
The Leo J. Martin Ski Track operating season commences in early-mid December and ends in mid-late March (weather permitting).
Leominster State Forest
Westminster, MA
From hiking and mountain biking to rock climbing and fishing, Leominster State Forest has everything for outdoor enthusiasts. Hike a segment of the 95-mile Midstate Trail or take a dip in Crow Hill Po
Lowell Heritage State Park
Lowell, MA
Lowell Heritage State Park features exhibits, created in partnership with the National Park Service, that will teach you about the historic network of canals and mills constructed in the 19th century
Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest
Lowell, MA
The forest spreads across 3 towns and features over 1,000 acres to explore. Hike, bike, or ski though 6 miles of trails. You'll also find plenty of ponds, swamps, and wetlands great for boating or fis
Lower Neponset River Trail
Boston, MA
This rail trail spans 5 miles from Dorchester, MA into Milton, MA. Enjoy the views of the Neponset River as you walk or ride along the trail. Nearby parks also offer plenty of fun for the family.
Lynn Heritage State Park
Lynn, MA
Lynn Heritage State Park is a history-themed state park in downtown Lynn, Massachusetts, that is part of the Metropolitan Park System of Greater Boston. It opened in 1986. Exhibits in the visitors cen
Lynn Shore & Nahant Beach Reservation
Nahant, MA
The reservation is open year-round, but summer is the time to visit and escape the heat. Enjoy swimming in the ocean, launch your boat, or sunbathe on the beach.
Manuel F. Correllus State Forest
Edgartown, MA
This over 5,300 acre forest sits in the center of Martha's Vineyard. You'll find miles of trails, a paved shared-use path, and a disc golf course. At the center of the park, there's a statue honoring
Martini Shell and Moynihan Recreation Area
Boston, MA
There's plenty of grass on which to sit and relax during concert or performance at the Martini Memorial Shell Head. Across the street at the Moynihan Recreation Area, you'll find athletic fields, a pl
Mary O'Malley State Park
Chelsea, MA
This park overlooks the Mystic River in Chelsea, MA ,and it offers great views of the Boston skyline and the Tobin Bridge. There's a playground for children, and the open field is a fine place for a p
Massasoit State Park
Taunton, MA
Head out on foot or by bike on Massasoit State Park's trails. This is an especially nice park to visit in the fall, when you can see the contrast of scarlet cranberry bogs and pine trees. There are al
Maudslay State Park
Newburyport, MA
Maudslay State Park features 19th century gardens and plantings, rolling meadows, towering pines, and one of the largest naturally-occurring stands of mountain laurel in Massachusetts. It's the perfec
Melnea A. Cass Recreational Complex
Boston, MA
This facility offers a large indoor arena for year-round fun. Built as a flexible space, many different uses are available from sports to events. Visit the connected outdoor pool to cool off during th
Middlesex Fells Reservation
Stoneham, MA
At Middlesex Fells, you can hike, bike, fish, or let your dog run free in the off-leash area. BOAT RENTALS ONLY. Rent a canoe or kayak to explore Spot Pond.
Mohawk Trail State Forest
Charlemont, MA
Mohawk Trail State Forest is one of the most scenic woodland areas in Massachusetts. It covers 6,000 acres of mountain ridges, gorges, and woods, and it is home to a variety of plant and animal life.
Monroe State Forest
Florida, MA
Find amazing views of valleys and waterfalls in this wooded forest. As you follow trails, be on the lookout for the remnants of 19th-century cellar holes and stone walls.
Moore State Park
Paxton, MA
Moore State Park spans 400 acres and is located in the heart of Massachusetts. Between the 18th and early 20th centuries, it was home to grist and saw mills. Today, visitors come to glimpse its popula
Mount Everett State Reservation
Mt Washington, MA
Mt. Everett offers fantastic views and hiking trails for all levels of experience. Hike to the summit for a breathtaking views.
Mount Grace State Forest
Warwick, MA
Explore a network of multi-use trails that traverse this scenic peak. Hike or horseback ride to its 1,621-foot summit, or during winter, break out your snowmobile or skis.
Mount Greylock State Reservation
Lanesborough, MA
At 3,491 feet, Mount Greylock is the highest point in Massachusetts. From its peak on a clear day, you can see as far as 90 miles away. No matter when you visit, there's plenty to do and see.
Mount Greylock State Reservation History & Culture Massachusetts
Lanesborough, MA
At 3,491 feet, Mount Greylock is the highest point in Massachusetts. From its peak on a clear day, you can see as far as 90 miles away. No matter when you visit, there's plenty to do and see.
Mount Holyoke Range State Park
Amherst, MA
The 3,000-acre Mount Holyoke Range State Park features a 7-mile mountain ridge line. The park also includes streams, wetlands, woods, and thickets. Visitors can explore more than 30 miles of blazed tr
Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation
Deerfield, MA
Summit road open mid-May through mid-October. The summit of Mt. Sugarloaf offers amazing views of the Connecticut River Valley. The park is great for picnics, hiking, and mountain biking.
Mount Tom State Reservation
Holyoke, MA
Mount Tom features wonderful views of the Pioneer Valley in west-central Massachusetts. The area is also a great place to bird watch--especially for hawks.
Mount Washington State Forest
Mt Washington, MA
The re-grown red oak northern hardwood forest of Mt. Washington State Forest offers more than 30 miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking. Hike the South Taconic Trail to the 2,250 ft. elev. sum
Myles Standish Monument State Reservation
Duxbury, MA
High atop Captain's Hill, 200 feet above sea level, stands the Myles Standish Monument, a 116-foot granite shaft crowned by a 14-foot statue of Captain Myles Standish, military leader of Plymouth Colo
Myles Standish State Forest
Carver, MA
Myles Standish State Forest offers plenty of year-round activities for the entire family. If you’re looking for a place to camp, swim, or explore the outdoors, this southeastern park is for you.
Mystic River Reservation
Medford, MA
Open year round, dawn to dusk. The banks of the Mystic River are almost entirely publicly owned, from the Amelia Earhart Dam at the mouth of the Mystic Lakes, making it one of the Commonwealth's best
Nantasket Beach Reservation
Hull, MA
Nantasket Beach is popular summer escape from the Boston. The reservation includes a mile of the Atlantic shoreline, and during the summer, you can attend concerts or take public dance lessons.
Nashua River Rail Trail
Ayer, MA
Explore the great outdoors along this 11 mile bike trail. During the fall months, enjoy the bright colors as the leaves change. Don't want to bike? The trail is also open to walking, rollerblading and
Nasketucket Bay State Reservation
Mattapoisett, MA
Nasketucket Bay State Reservation offers 209 acres of wooded trails, open fields, and rocky shoreline.
Natural Bridge State Park
North Adams, MA
Natural Bridge State Park is home to the only natural white marble arch in North America. According to geologists, the park's namesake natural bridge, made of 550 million year-old bedrock marble, was
Neponset River Reservation
Milton, MA
The Neponset River Reservation extends from Milton, MA to the Boston Harbor. The Neponset is a natural inlet, and you'll find marshlands and freshwater wetlands all along its length. In addition to hi
Nickerson State Park
Brewster, MA
1,900-acre Nickerson State Park is located in Brewster, MA on Cape Cod. There's plenty of wooded trails and ponds to explore, and Nickerson also offers more than 400 campsites.
Norwottuck Rail Trail
Northampton, MA
Ride down the Norwottuck Rail Trail and enjoy the scenic views along the way. Level paths allow you to enjoy the trail no matter your abilities. The trail is also open to walking and rollerblading.
October Mountain State Forest
Lee, MA
At 16,500 acres, October Mountain is the largest state forest in Massachusetts. You'll find trails for any level of hiking experience, and you can also visit nearby Tanglewood, popular music venue and
Otter River State Forest
Templeton, MA
Otter River State Forest is a popular summer destination for a day trips and camping. You can hike, mountain bike, and swim.
Pearl Hill State Park
Townsend, MA
Camp beneath a stately pine canopy in this 1000-acre park. Visitors can also hike, bike, and swim.
Pilgrim Memorial State Park
Plymouth, MA
This waterfront park, home to historic Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower II museum, draws more than 1 million visitors each year. You'll also find fantastic views of Plymouth Harbor and monuments.
Pittsfield State Forest
Pittsfield, MA
This sprawling, 11,000-acre forest includes Berry Pond and 30 miles of trails. Whether hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, or exploring the mountain range to Berry Pond, you're sure to find the
Ponkapoag Golf Course
Canton, MA
Ponkapoag Golf Course is a 36-hole facility. It features a putting green, driving range, snack bar, pro shop, and power carts. Lessons are also available for beginners. During the winter the course is
Pope John Paul II Park Reservation
Boston, MA
Once a landfill, Pope John Paul II Park now offers picnicking, trails, athletic fields, and more. This is also a good place to look for birds and wildlife, which have also benefited from the restorati
Purgatory Chasm State Reservation
Sutton, MA
Purgatory Chasm is a unique natural landmark offering exciting adventure. Follow trails to rock formations such as The Corn Crib, The Coffin and Lovers’ Leap. After exploration, settle down for an aft
Quabbin Reservoir
Belchertown, MA
Quabbin Reservoir is one of the largest unfiltered water supplies in the United States. Along with the Wachusett Reservoir and Ware River, it is the source of high quality water for the Massachusetts
Quincy Quarries Reservation
Quincy, MA
Quincy Quarries Reservation is where America's large scale granite quarrying industry was born. The area is also famous for being the source of stone used for the Bunker Hill Monument. The quarry now
Quincy Shores Reservation
Quincy, MA
The 2.3-mile beach at Quincy Shore Reservation is popular for its jogging & biking trail. Additionally, Caddy Park on the beach's southern end has more than 15 acres of fields and marsh, as well as a
Quinsigamond State Park
Worcester, MA
Quinsigamond State Park consists of two sites. The Regatta Point area offers facilities for swimming, sailing, picnicking and fishing. The Lake Park area provides a number of recreational opportunitie
Rehoboth State Forest
Rehoboth, MA
Hike or hunt at 138-acre Rehoboth State Forest. The forest features a gentle 1-mile loop trail, which includes a spur trail leading to an Atlantic white cedar swamp, a natural feature once characteris
Revere Beach Reservation
Revere, MA
Located just North of Boston, Revere Beach was the first public beach established in the United States. Visitors can walk Revere Boulevard, which runs parallel to the beach. The T's Blue Line offers s
Robinson State Park
Feeding Hills, MA
Come and see the abundance of wildlife this park has to offer, including rare dragonflies and turtles. You might also visit the historical Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) buildings or take a hike al
Roxbury Heritage State Park
Boston, MA
Roxbury Heritage is home to the c1750 Dillaway-Thomas House, one of the oldest structures in Roxbury. This building served as the headquarters of the Continental Army in 1775 during the Siege of Bosto
Rumney Marsh Reservation
Saugus, MA
Rumney Marsh is a 600-acre salt marsh located within the Saugus and Pines River Inlet. Visitors can bird watch, fish, and boat. he
Rutland State Park
Rutland, MA
Hike the trails across 300-acre Rutland State Park. You can also visit Whitehall Pond to swim, boat, or picnic near the beach.
Salisbury Beach State Reservation
Salisbury, MA
Salisbury Beach overlooks the point at which the Merrimack River feeds the Atlantic Ocean. It's a great place to swim, boat, or camp.
Sandisfield State Forest (York Lake)
New Marlborough, MA
This northern hardwood forest includes hiking trails and York Lake, which is stocked with trout and open to non-motorized boats.
Sandy Point State Reservation
Ipswich, MA
Located at the southern tip of Plum Island, Sandy Point stretches 77 acres. It features a beautiful coastal beach great for swimming and sunbathing.
Savin Hill and Malibu Beach
Dorchester, MA
Head to Savin Hill or Malibu Beach for a beach day without leaving the city. A playground and ball fields are nearby for even more summertime fun.
Savoy Mountain State Forest
Florida, MA
Savoy Mountain State Forest offers more than 50 miles of trails. You can also camp at one our tent sites, or reserve a log cabin.
Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey
New Bedford, MA
Currently under repairs. Discover the century old ship The Ernestina-Morrissey, built in 1894. The ship has sailed within 600 miles of the North Pole and is one the six remaining Essex-built schooner
Scusset Beach State Reservation
Sagamore, MA
Scusset Beach is located at the southwest corner of the Cape Cod Bay. Enjoy 1.5 miles of beachfront, or take a walk along the jetty to watch ships pass through the Cape Canal. The Reservation also off
Shawme-Crowell State Forest
Sandwich, MA
This 700-acre pitch pine and scrub oak forest is located on the western end of Cape Cod, and offers more than 15 miles of trails for hiking and horseback riding. Camping is a favorite activity from ea
Skinner State Park
Hadley, MA
The park offers many hiking trails and breathtaking views of the Connecticut River Valley. Reach the summit of Mt. Holyoke by road or hiking trail.
South Cape Beach State Park
Mashpee, MA
Spend the day relaxing along South Cape Beach's mile of white sands.
Southern New England Trunkline Trail
Douglas, MA
The Southern New England Trunkline Trail runs 22 miles from Douglas State Forest to Franklin State Forest. The trail is one of the longest trails in Massachusetts, running through 6 towns. You can fin
Southwest Corridor Park
Boston, MA
The Southwest Corridor Park is a 4.1 mile, linear park stretching from the Back Bay to Forest Hills. The park links South End, Back Bay, Roxbury and Jamaica Plain with a street-level, greenway. Recrea
Spencer State Forest
Spencer, MA
The 965-acre Spencer State Forest features trails that run for miles through the woods and across rivers. Visitors can picnic at Howe Pond, cross-country ski, and snowmobile.
Squantum Point Park
Quincy, MA
This former Naval airfield is now a beautiful waterfront park. Squantum Point offers great views of the Boston Skyline across the harbor and is a popular spot for birdwatching.
Stodder's Neck & Abigail Adams Park
Hingham, MA
Stodder's Neck is a peninsula at the mouth of the Back River. The park provides harborside walking trails and a hilltop view.
Stony Brook Reservation
Boston, MA
This small forest in the middle of Boston offers activities to the whole family. Explore the trails on foot or bike, or head to Turtle Pond for some fishing. In the park's southern end, you'll find at
Sudbury Reservoir
Southborough, MA
The Sudbury and Foss Reservoirs are the emergency water supply for the DCR/ Massachusetts Water Resources Authority water supply system. The main sources of water are the Quabbin Reservoir, Wachusett
Teddy Ebersol’s Red Sox Fields
Boston, MA
Applications accepted via email only as noted below. Adult and Youth Leagues must be applied for separately. Youth Leagues are Pre K-8th grade. Please apply for one season per application request.
The Mahican - Mohawk Trail
Charlemont, MA
Mohawk Trail State Forest is one of the most scenic woodland areas in Massachusetts. It covers 6,000 acres of mountain ridges, gorges, and woods, and it is home to a variety of plant and animal life.
Tolland State Forest
Otis, MA
At the center of Tolland State Forest sits the 1,065-acre Otis Reservoir, which offers a variety of recreational activities. A boat launch is available for boats up to 24 feet in length. No watercraft
Upper Charles River Reservation
Waltham, MA
The Upper Charles River Reservation extends from the Watertown Dam to Riverdale Park in West Roxbury, MA. Now that native plants have been restored to the riverbanks, birds and wildlife have returned.
Upton State Forest
Upton, MA
This 2,660-acre forest offers a mix of nature and history. Explore some of the historic structures built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, a program that provided employment during the Great Depress
Wachusett Mountain State Reservation
Princeton, MA
The 3,000-acre Wachusett Mountain State Reservation offers plenty of natural and recreational opportunities. You can hike and bike trails in the summer and ski in the winter. Enjoy the scenic views fr
Wachusett Reservoir
West Boylston,, MA
Wachusett Reservoir, along with the Quabbin Reservoir and Ware River, are the unfiltered source of high quality water for the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority water supply system. The 65 billio
Wahconah Falls State Park
Dalton, MA
The Wahconah Falls Brook flows over several smaller falls before ending in the 40-foot Wahconah Falls. The cascade is scenic any time of year, but is especially impressive during the spring runoff. Vi
Walden Pond State Reservation
Concord, MA
Let a visit to Walden Pond bring you back in time to the mid-1800's. Experience the connection with nature that inspired Henry David Thoreau's Walden. Enjoy a day of swimming, walking around the famou
Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Falmouth, MA
Waquoit Bay has 2,700 acres of open waters, barrier beaches, marshlands, and uplands. The reserve is representative of typical shallow bay environment. Enjoy discovering the bay, by land or water. Cam
Ware River Watershed
Oakham, MA
DCR owns approximately 23,000 acres in the Ware River watershed. Located in Central Massachusetts between the Quabbin Reservoir and the Wachusett Reservoir, the Ware River watershed is the land and wa
Watson Pond State Park
Taunton, MA
Operated seasonally, Watson Pond State Park is a popular destination for families. This 10-acre park offers beachfront picnic areas, a bath house, a playground, and a small pavilion. Lifeguards are on
Webb Memorial State Park
Weymouth, MA
Webb Memorial State Park is a peninsula that extends half a mile into Hingham Bay. Visitors are treated to scenic views of Boston's harbor and skyline, and groups can rent a pavilion for special event
Wells State Park
Sturbridge, MA
Wells State Park was, established in 1968, is a 1400 acre public recreation area located off Route 49 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. The park offers 12 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, hors
Wendell State Forest
Wendell, MA
Wendell State Forest is 7,566 acres of rolling forested hills, streams, ponds, trails, a baseball diamond, and a picnic area. You can visit Wendell any time of year.
Western Gateway Heritage State Park
North Adams, MA
Visitors to this former railroad yard in North Adams, MA will learn about the controversial and dangerous construction of the Hoosac Tunnel, which spanned 1851-1875. 200 people were killed while build
Whitehall State Park
Hopkinton, MA
Whitehall State Park's main feature is the Whitehall Reservoir, where visitors can boat (boat ramp available) and fish. The reservoir is a popular icefishing spot, too. Hikers will find trails along t
Willard Brook State Forest
Ashby, MA
Willard Brook State Forest sits on 2,597 acres near Townsend, MA. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities, including, hiking, and cross-country skiing.
Willowdale State Forest
Topsfield, MA
Explore 40 miles of trails at Willowdale. If you're looking for something water-based, check out Hood Pond west of Route 1.
Wilson Mountain Reservation
Dedham, MA
Wilson Mountain Reservation is 207 acres of wild and varied terrain. Large tangled thickets of rhododendrons grow on a hillside. Wilson Mountain is the highest point in Dedham at 295 feet. While not a
Windsor State Forest
Windsor, MA
Located deep in the rolling hills of the Berkshires, Windsor State Forest is known for its beauty. Visitors can experience the cascading waterfall at Windsor Jambs, and the Windsor Jambs Brook winds t
Winthrop Shore Reservation
Winthrop, MA
Located just outside Boston, Winthrop Beach is a popular destination for visitors of all ages.
Wompatuck State Park
Hingham, MA
Wompatuck State Park spans 3,526 acres of forest, streams and ponds. Offering an over 250 site campground, 12 miles of non-motorized roads and 40 miles of forest trails, the park is a great place to g