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.

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  • Moore State Park, Paxton

  • Demarest Lloyd State Park, Dartmouth

  • Hopkinton State Park

  • Bash Bish Falls, Mount Washington

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  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center

    Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center

    Northfield

  • Berkshire Botanical Garden

    Berkshire Botanical Garden

    Stockbridge

  • Minute Man National Historical Park

    Minute Man National Historical Park

    Concord

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Orange

  • Quabbin Overlook - New Salem

    Quabbin Overlook - New Salem

    New Salem

  • Pilgrim Memorial State Park

    Pilgrim Memorial State Park

    Plymouth

  • Rose Kennedy Greenway

    Rose Kennedy Greenway

    Boston

  • Massachusetts Horticultural Society- The Gardens at Elm Bank

    Massachusetts Horticultural Society- The Gardens at Elm Bank

    Wellesley

  • Bash Bish Falls State Park

    Bash Bish Falls State Park

    Mount Washington

  • Millers River Blue Trail

    Millers River Blue Trail

    Athol

  • Walden Pond State Reservation

    Walden Pond State Reservation

    Concord

  • Alan E. Rich Environmental Park

    Alan E. Rich Environmental Park

    Athol

  • Warwick State Forest & Sheomet Pond

    Warwick State Forest & Sheomet Pond

    Warwick

  • South Beach State Park

    South Beach State Park

    Edgartown

  • Mass Audubon Blue Hills Trailside Museum

    Mass Audubon Blue Hills Trailside Museum

    Milton

  • Horseneck Beach State Reservation Campground*

    Horseneck Beach State Reservation Campground*

    Westport

  • Mount Greylock State Reservation*

    Mount Greylock State Reservation*

    Lanesborough

  • Maudslay State Park

    Maudslay State Park

    Newburyport

  • Wendell State Forest

    Wendell State Forest

    Wendell

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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