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

    7th Annual Whisker Walk Sunday June 8th 2014

    Lancaster

  • Adams National Historical Park +
    22 saves

    Adams National Historical Park

    Quincy

  • Alan E. Rich Environmental Park +
    2 saves

    Alan E. Rich Environmental Park

    Athol

  • Animal Adventures +
    14 saves

    Animal Adventures

    Bolton

  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area +
    54 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Boston Harbor Islands- Georges Island +
    10 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands- Georges Island

    Boston

  • The Butterfly Place +
    30 saves

    The Butterfly Place

    Westford

  • Cape Cod Canal Centennial +
    5 saves

    Cape Cod Canal Centennial

    Buzzards Bay

  • Cape Cod National Seashore +
    17 saves

    Cape Cod National Seashore

    Eastham

  • Davis Farmland and MegaMaze +
    14 saves

    Davis Farmland and MegaMaze

    Sterling

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    2 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Athol

  • Franklin Park Zoo +
    23 saves

    Franklin Park Zoo

    Boston

  • Laurel Lake Recreation Area +
    0 saves

    Laurel Lake Recreation Area

    Erving

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

    Lowell National Historical Park and Boott Cotton Mills Museum

    Lowell

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

    Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

    Lincoln

  • Millers River Blue Trail +
    2 saves

    Millers River Blue Trail

    Athol

  • Mohawk Trail +
    114 saves

    Mohawk Trail

    Millers Falls//williamstown

  • Native Earth Teaching Farm +
    2 saves

    Native Earth Teaching Farm

    Chilmark

  • Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center +
    2 saves

    Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center

    Northfield

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
    1 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Athol

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