The state parks and forests of Massachusetts are some of the most treasured areas of the state, and rightfully so. You can reconnect with nature, experience magnificent natural settings, hike, bike, climb, swim, fish and even paddle.

Massachusetts’ park system is actually one of the largest state park systems in the country with 450,000 acres of forests, parks, greenways and historical sites coupled with beautiful landscapes, seashores, lakes and ponds.

Our state parks are impossibly gorgeous natural habitats, where you’ll find a world of outdoor fun, all 12 months of the year. Like most places in Massachusetts, expect to be surprised when you visit any number of our state parks and forests. Get your kids a FREE Park Passport and start exploring Massachusetts’ state parks! Brought to you by the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism and the DCR.

View all State Parks & Forests at the Mass.gov site

  • Moore State Park, Paxton

  • Demarest Lloyd State Park, Dartmouth

  • Hopkinton State Park

  • Bash Bish Falls, Mount Washington

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  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area +
    168 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Boston Harbor Islands- Georges Island +
    29 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands- Georges Island

    Boston

  • Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center +
    27 saves

    Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center

    Northfield

  • Quabbin Overlook - New Salem +
    24 saves

    Quabbin Overlook - New Salem

    New Salem

  • Cape Cod Canal Centennial +
    19 saves

    Cape Cod Canal Centennial

    Buzzards Bay

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    18 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Athol

  • Warwick State Forest & Sheomet Pond +
    10 saves

    Warwick State Forest & Sheomet Pond

    Warwick

  • Alan E. Rich Environmental Park +
    8 saves

    Alan E. Rich Environmental Park

    Athol

  • Millers River Blue Trail +
    8 saves

    Millers River Blue Trail

    Athol

  • Wendell State Forest +
    7 saves

    Wendell State Forest

    Wendell

  • Pilgrim Memorial State Park +
    5 saves

    Pilgrim Memorial State Park

    Plymouth

  • Orange Wildlife Management Area +
    4 saves

    Orange Wildlife Management Area

    Orange

  • Laurel Lake Recreation Area +
    3 saves

    Laurel Lake Recreation Area

    Erving

  • 7th Annual Whisker Walk Sunday June 8th 2014 +
    2 saves

    7th Annual Whisker Walk Sunday June 8th 2014

    Lancaster

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
    2 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Athol

  • HG October Mountain Estate +
    1 saves

    HG October Mountain Estate

    Lenox

  • Robert D. Wetmore Fishing Area - Quabbin Gate 31 +
    1 saves

    Robert D. Wetmore Fishing Area - Quabbin Gate 31

    New Salem

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