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

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  • Mohawk Trail +
    115 saves

    Mohawk Trail

    Millers Falls//williamstown

  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area +
    54 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden +
    38 saves

    Tower Hill Botanic Garden

    Boylston

  • Stone Zoo +
    35 saves

    Stone Zoo

    Stoneham

  • The Butterfly Place +
    30 saves

    The Butterfly Place

    Westford

  • Franklin Park Zoo +
    23 saves

    Franklin Park Zoo

    Boston

  • Adams National Historical Park +
    22 saves

    Adams National Historical Park

    Quincy

  • Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary +
    21 saves

    Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

    Lincoln

  • Cape Cod National Seashore +
    17 saves

    Cape Cod National Seashore

    Eastham

  • Davis Farmland and MegaMaze +
    15 saves

    Davis Farmland and MegaMaze

    Sterling

  • Animal Adventures +
    14 saves

    Animal Adventures

    Bolton

  • Boston Harbor Islands- Georges Island +
    10 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands- Georges Island

    Boston

  • Lowell National Historical Park and Boott Cotton Mills Museum +
    7 saves

    Lowell National Historical Park and Boott Cotton Mills Museum

    Lowell

  • The Outlets at Assembly Row +
    7 saves

    The Outlets at Assembly Row

    Somerville

  • Quabbin Overlook - New Salem +
    6 saves

    Quabbin Overlook - New Salem

    New Salem

  • Cape Cod Canal Centennial +
    5 saves

    Cape Cod Canal Centennial

    Buzzards Bay

  • Alan E. Rich Environmental Park +
    3 saves

    Alan E. Rich Environmental Park

    Athol

  • Millers River Blue Trail +
    3 saves

    Millers River Blue Trail

    Athol

  • Native Earth Teaching Farm +
    3 saves

    Native Earth Teaching Farm

    Chilmark

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    2 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Athol

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