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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  • Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center +
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    Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center

    Northfield

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
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    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Athol

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

    Lancaster

  • Laurel Lake Recreation Area +
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    Laurel Lake Recreation Area

    Erving

  • Orange Wildlife Management Area +
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    Orange Wildlife Management Area

    Orange

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

    New Salem

  • Warwick State Forest & Sheomet Pond +
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    Warwick State Forest & Sheomet Pond

    Warwick

  • Wendell State Forest +
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    Wendell State Forest

    Wendell

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