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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  • Orange Wildlife Management Area +
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    Orange Wildlife Management Area

    Orange

  • The Outlets at Assembly Row +
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    The Outlets at Assembly Row

    Somerville

  • Quabbin Overlook - New Salem +
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    Quabbin Overlook - New Salem

    New Salem

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

    New Salem

  • Stone Zoo +
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    Stone Zoo

    Stoneham

  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden +
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    Tower Hill Botanic Garden

    Boylston

  • 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

  • 3Museums.org

    Boylston

    The collaboration of 3 Great Museums, all within a few miles distance, offering discount admissions incentives to enhance visitation to these... more

    + 2 saves
  • 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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  • Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary

    East Falmouth

    Self-guided nature walks and holly trail; barn swallow colony, May-Aug. more

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  • Berkshire Botanical Garden

    Stockbridge

    15 acres of colorful perennial and annual gardens, herb and rock gardens, pond garden, vegetable and Fruit gardens, arboretum and other... more

    + 10 saves
  • Boston African-American National Historic Site

    Boston

    15 pre-Civil War structures relating to the history of Boston's 19th-century African-American community. more

    + 4 saves
  • Boston Public Garden

    Boston

    Formal gardens and rare trees; setting for McCloskey's "Make Way for Ducklings" book and sculpture. Seasonal Swan Boat rides (fee). more

    + 6 saves
  • Bristol County Natural History Center

    Dighton

    Live exhibits; ponds, wetlands, beaches, meadows, and forest displays. more

    + 1 saves
  • 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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  • Cape Cod Indian Walks-Dennis

    North Eastham

    2 Walks offered. 1'st Indian Conservation Lands Dennis. Learn the history and culture of the C.C. Indians. Second walks, First... more

    + 1 saves
  • Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

    Brewster

    80-acre site, abutted by 400 acres of conservation land; nature trails, exhibits, films, guided walks, lectures, and family activities. Special programs... more

    + 3 saves
  • 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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Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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