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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  • South Shore Natural Science Center

    Norwell

    Non-profit education center and museum with art gallery. Outdoor nature trails; trail for visually disabled. Animal Planet's Jeff Corwin inspired... more

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  • Stanley Park

    Westfield

    275 acre park in the foothills of the Berkshires with trails, picnic areas, award winning gardens, ADA compliance children's playground. There... more

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  • Vestal Street Observatory

    Nantucket

    Guided tours; outdoor solar system model and sunspot observatory. more

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  • Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

    Easthampton

    Seven hundred and twenty-five acres of woods, meadow, and marsh; five miles of trails; observation tower. Look for signs of... more

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  • Cape Cod Bird Club

    Brewster

    EDUCATION/RECREATION The Cape Cod Bird Club's mission is to promote knowledge and conservation of the bird life and natural... more

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  • Cape Cod Clamming Trips

    Brewster

    Identify clam beds and dig for clams on the flats in Brewster. more

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  • Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum

    Yarmouth Port

    Sea captain's house 8 rooms fully furnished provide a glimpse into 19th century life. more

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  • Crocker Neck Conservation Area Walk

    Cotuit

    Join BLT and professor Gil Newton, on an interpretive walk through the diverse ecosystems of the 97-acre Town-owned Conservation Area... more

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  • EZ Pedaler of Newburyport

    Newburyport

    EZ Pedaler is a bike rental company delivering world class electric bicycles and pedal bicycles for your enjoyment. These are... more

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  • Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

    Edgartown

    Nature Center * Summer Camp * Nature Programs for all Ages * Beach Explorations * Volunteer Opportunities * Gift Shop * Trails open dawn to dusk* more

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  • Flintlock Farm

    Still River (in The Town Of Harvard, Ma)

    An authentic 225 year old colonial-era New England plantation that hosts events, meetings, weddings, and sells herbs, flowers, and perennials. more

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  • Goss Farm

    Dunstable

    Goss Farm is a family owned farm that offers several activities that guarantees a family fun filled day in the... more

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  • Great Cape Herb Farm

    Brewster

    Organic herb farm that features gardens and week walks to help you identify native medicinal plants. You may also bring... more

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  • Great Falls Discovery Center

    Turners Falls

    This interesting visitor center shows the major habitats of the CT River watershed and the animals that make it their... more

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  • Green Hill Park

    Worcester

    Barnyard zoo, golf course, playground, and picnic area. more

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  • Historic Bourne Farm

    Falmouth

    Bourne Farm is located on over 49 acres of fields, trails, and woodlands that overlook lovely Crocker Pond in West Falmouth. more

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  • Hitchcock Center for the Environment

    Amherst

    Nature trails; field trips; environmental and natural history library, games, educational activities. more

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  • Laughing Brook Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary

    Hampden

    Nature and walking trails on 354 acres. more

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  • Lloyd Center for the Environment, Inc.

    Dartmouth

    The Lloyd Center for the Environment, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, founded in 1978 and situated with its headquarters and spectacular nature... more

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  • Lynn Woods

    Lynn

    Hiking, rock climbing, biking, horseback riding, birdwatching, cross-country skiing; Rose Garden; maps available. more

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Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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