List of Massachusetts State Parks
Ames Nowell State Park is a day use area, the park is centered around Cleveland Pond, popular with boaters and fisherman. Ames Nowell State Park is located south of Boson Massachusetts.
Ashland State Park has 470 acres including the 157 acre Ashland Reservoir. Ashland State Park is located west of Boston Massachusetts.
Bash Bish Falls State Park has the highest single-drop waterfall in Massachusetts, the cascading water, tumbles and then drops about 60 feet into a sparkling pool below. Bash Bish Fall State Park is located in the southern Berkshires, MA.
Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park recalls the role of canals in transporting materials, and has restored sections of the Blackstone River Canal and Towpath.
Borderland State Park is one of the most historically significant tracts of publicly owned land in the Commonwealth, the country estate still stands, and consists of a three-storey stone mansion built in 1910, its twenty rooms are furnished much as they were when the Ameses lived there. Borderland State Park is located in North Easton, MA.
Boston Harbor Islands, the 17-island state park is part of the 34 island Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area. Here you can enjoy shell and slate beaches, easy hiking paths, old hay fields gone wild with bayberry, raspberry and elderberry plants, and old roadways to historic foundations and forts. Boston Harbor Islands, include these popular islands, enjoyed by visitors: Georges Island, Spectacle Island, Lovells Island, Peddocks Island, Bumpkin Island, Gallops Island, Grape Island, Great Brewster Island, and Webb Memorial State Park, a 36-acre peninsula in Weymouth. See ferry information, follow the link above for ferry transportation to the islands, and boating facilities on the islands.
Bradley Palmer State Park is a 721-acre former estate that features pine needled paths, acres of rolling meadows and spectacular rhododendrons which line old carriage roads. Bradley Palmer State Park is located in Topsfield Massachusetts.
Callahan State Park is a 820-acre day use park, with marked trails for hiking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing. Callahan State Park is located in Framingham MA.
Castle Island has Fort Independence, a granite fort built between 1834 and 1851. Fort Independence and Castle Island are on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Castle Island is located at Day Boulevard, South Boston MA.
Chicopee Memorial State Park a high use active recreation area. Chicopee State Park is located in Chicopee Falls Massachusetts.
Clarksburg State Park breathtaking views of the Hoosac Range, Mount Greylock and the Green Mountains. Clarksburg State Forest is located in Clarksburg MA
Cochituate State Park is a regional day use area used for water based recreation, boating, windsurfing, and fishing. The majority of the park consists of three sections of Lake Cochituate and is popular with canoers and kayakers. Cochituate State Park is located
Connecticut River Greenway State Park there are over 12 miles of permanently protected shoreline, and numerous access points to the river.
Cutler Park is a great place for birdwatching, and nature study in general. There are seven hundred acres known as Cutler Park that comprise the largest remaining fresh water marsh on the middle Charles. Cutler Park is located in Needham and Dedham,
Demarest Lloyd State Park 1800-foot saltwater beach with hills of beach grass. A great sighting area for egrets, herons, ospreys, terns and hawks. Demarest Lloyd State Park is located on Barney's Joy Road, Dartmouth MA.
Dighton Rock State Park 85-acre park. An 11-foot-high boulder known as Dighton Rock once rested on the shore of the Taunton River adjacent to this park. The boulder was covered with petroglyphs, carved designs of ancient and uncertain origin, the rock is now installed in a small museum. The museum exhibits several explanations of the carvings, which range from Portuguese explorers to Native Americans. Dighton Rock State Park is a located near Fall River MA.
Dunn State Park 119 acre park features a 20 acre pond and walking trails. Dunn State Park is located in Gardner MA.
Ellisville Harbor State Park was once part of the Harlow family homestead, the park features, a barrier beach, salt marsh, sphaghum bog, forested upland and open meadows. Between 2,500 and 5,000 years ago, prehistoric Native Americans hunted, fished, harvested shellfish and made tools here. Ellisville Harbor State Park is located in Plymouth, MA.
Fall River Heritage State Park overlooks Battleship Cove, home of the World War II battleship, the USS Massachusetts. Fall River Heritage State Park in Fall River, Massachusetts.
Fort Revere is an 8+ acre historic site located atop Telegraph Hill in Hull Village. The Park contains the remains of two seacoast fortifications, a water tower with an observation deck, and a military history museum.
Gardner, C.M. State Park in the eastern Berkshire foothills at Chester MA.
Gardner Heritage State Park is a park located in a restored 19th century fire station. It offers self-guided exhibits that trace the silversmith and furniture making industry in Gardner, also known as Chair City. Gardner Heritage State Parkis located in Gardner MA
Great Brook Farm State Park Active dairy farm with guided barn tours, open fields, woodlands and historic structures. Seventeenth century cellar holes comprise "the city" where early English settlers worked one of numerous mill sites on the 1,000 acre park. Great Brook Farm State Park is located in Carlisle, Massachusetts.
Halibut Point State Park operates a small visitor center and museum devoted to Halibut Point's natural history and Cape Ann's historic granite quarrying industry, Halibut Point State Park is located in Rockport, MA
Hampton Ponds State Park offers water based recreation. Hampton Ponds State Park is located in Westfield MA,
Hemlock Gorge/Village Falls Hemlock Gorge is a small 23-acre wild area along the banks of the Charles River. Hemlock George Reservation is located on the Charles River Between Newton and Upper Falls and Needham. Village Falls Park Located at Red Wing Bay at Charles River Village in Needham
Holyoke Heritage State Park 50 cotton mills and 4-1/2 miles of canals were constructed, making Holyoke an industrial giant in the middle of the 19th century. Paper mills quickly overshadowed the original cotton mills, Holyoke was manufacturing much of the world's fine writing paper. Today, the city offers a glimpse of another age in reclaimed mills, canals, workers' housing, and Victorian homes. Holyoke Heritage State Park, Holyoke MA
Hopkinton State Park 1450 acre state park with 10 miles of marked trails, and open field space. Hopkinton State Park is located in the towns of Hopkinton and Ashland and includes the picturesque Hopkinton Reservoir.
Lake Lorraine State Park in Springfield Massachusetts
Lake Wyola State Park 40-acre day-use area is located on the shores of 128-acre Lake Wyola. Lake Wyola State Park also known as the Carroll A. Holmes Recreation Area, is located in the quaint hill town of Shutesbury, MA
Lawrence Heritage State Park has a restored boarding house with interactive exhibits celebrating the history of one of the nation's first planned industrial cities. Lawrence Heritage State Park, Lawrence, MA
Lowell Heritage State Park nineteenth-century canals created to provide power to the bustling textile mills that operated along the water's edge. Lowell Heritage State Park is located in Lowell, Massachusetts
Lynn Heritage State Park celebrates the historical innovation and industry of Lynn MA. that was settled in 1629. Lynn MA flourished as a plantation and site to early leather and iron industries. Shoemaking began in 1635 as a traditional hand craft, Lydia Pinkhams medicinals were known the world over. In 1882, Elihu Thomson brought a thriving electrical business to Lynn. These included manufacturing industrial motors and arc lighting. His ground-breaking experiments with electricity led to the formation of General Electric with Thomas Edison in 1892. Lynn Heritage is located in Lynn, MA
Massasoit State Park has four lakes and is a popular state park for outdoor recreation.
Maudslay State Park is the site of the former Moseley family estate on the Merrimack River, featuring 19th century gardens and plantings, meadows, ornamental trees and one of the largest naturally-occurring stands of mountain laurel in Massachusetts. Maudslay State Park Newburyport, MA.
Middlesex Fells reservation was first explored by Governor Winthrop and his men in the winter of 1632. Middlesex Fells Reservation's 2,575 acres offer a welcome retreat for city dwellers and a suitable terrain for hikers, horseback riders, rock climbers, and cross-country skiers.
Moore State Park was the site of grist and saw mills from 1747 through the early part of this century. Moore State Park is located in Paxton, Massachusetts
Mt. Holyoke Range State Park straddles the seven-mile ridge that runs from Hadley to Belchertown, MA. Over 30 miles of marked trails provide a variety of outdoor activities. Mt. Holyoke Range State Park is located in Amherst MA.
Mystic River Reservation In 1631, the first ship built by Europeans in Massachusetts, the Blessing of the Bay, launched from the shores of the Mystic River. Banks of the Mystic River are almost entirely publicly owned, from the Amelia Earhart Dam at the mouth of the Mystic Lakes.
Nantasket Beach Reservation encompasses 26 acres along one and a third miles of oceanfront. The historic Paragon Carousel evokes memories of the area's amusement park history. Nantasket Beach Reservation is located in Hull MA
Nashua River Rail Trail is a former railroad right of way, with 10-foot wide paved surface for the entire length, and a five-foot wide gravel equestrian path for seven miles of the trail. Nashua River Rail Trail travels 11 miles through the towns of Ayer, Groton, Pepperell and Dunstable.
Natural Bridge State Park preserve its unique geologic features. Examine the only naturally formed white marble arch and man-made white marble dam in North America, and tour an abandoned marble quarry. The "natural bridge" for which the park is named, according to geologists, is 550 million year old. Natural Bridge State Park is located in North Adams, MA.
Nickerson State Park has eight miles of roads, hiking trails, and an eight mile bike path that connects to the 25 mile Cape Cod Rail Trail. More than 300 "Kettle Ponds" formed as glaciers retreated from the Cape over 10,000 years ago. Nickerson State Park is located near Brewster MA.
Pearl Hill State Park this 1,000 acre park has a 4 mi. long trail connecting Damon Pond of Willard Brook State Forest to Pearl Hill State Park. Pearl Hill State Park is located in West Townsend, MA.
Pilgrim Memorial State Park (Plymouth Rock) provides scenic views of Plymouth Harbor. The Mayflower II, a replica of the ship that brought the first Pilgrims to Massachusetts, is anchored at the park. In 1620 Europeans first made a home in new England and to see Plymouth Rock where, tradition tells us, the passengers on the Mayflower first set foot in the New World. This simple glacial boulder on the shore of Plymouth Harbor has become a world famous symbol of the courage and faith of the men and women who founded the first New England colony. Pilgrim Memorial State Park is located in Plymouth, MA.
Pope John Paul II Park on the banks of the Neponset River, is a 65-acre park with walkways, scenic open areas, and native plantings of trees and shrubs
Quincy Quarries Reservation "The Granite City" The Granite Railway, a Civil Engineering Landmark, was established in 1826. It was designed and constructed by railway pioneer Gridley Bryant, and many of his inventions are still in use today. Quincy Quarries Reservationis located in West Quincy, MA
Quinsigamond State Park consists of two sites located on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester; Regatta Point and Lake Park. Quinsigamond State Park is located near Worcester, MA
Revere Beach Reservation has miles of shoreline on Massachusetts Bay, five miles north of Boston. America's First Public Beach established in 1896.
Robinson State Park 800 acres with five miles of frontage on the Westfield River. Approximately 20 miles of trails in the park are shared by walkers, hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders. Robinson State Park is located in Agawam, MA
Roxbury Heritage State Park Built in 1750, the Dillaway-Thomas House served as headquarters for General John Thomas and the Continental Army during the siege of Boston in 1775. Roxbury Heritage State Park is located in Roxbury MA
Rutland State Park offers lots of outdoors recreation. Rutland State Park is located in Rutland MA.
Schooner Ernestina is a one hundred year old ship designated by the Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark. ERNESTINA began her service as transatlantic packet schooner under the command of Capt. John Baptista, Jr. she has sailed on through the century to become one of six remaining Essex-built schooners. Schooner Ernestina is located next to New Bedford State Pier in New Bedford, MA
Skinner State Park offers breathtaking views of the Connecticut River Valley. The state park consists of 400 acres on Mount Holyoke, at the western end of the Holyoke Range.
South Cape Beach State Park 401 acre park with white sand beach, that stretches for over a mile. South Cape Beach State Park on Great Neck Road in Mashpee, are part of the 2500-acre Waquoit National Estuarine Bay Research Reserve.
Southwest Corridor Park is a 4.7 mile, 52-acre, linear park stretching through the Boston neighborhoods of South End, Roxbury, and Jamaica Plain.
Squantum Point Park is located in on the Squantum peninsula of Quincy, Massachusetts.
Wahconah Falls State Park, Wahconah Falls Brook flows over several smaller tiered falls then cascades about 40 feet into a deep pool. The falls "roar," especially during spring run-off. Wahconah Falls State Park is located near Dalton MA.
Watson Pond State Park is a 10 acre park with 300 beach in Taunton, MA
Wells State Park a 1400-acre woodland park with 10 miles of trails cross that property. Wells State Park is located Sturbridge MA
Western Gateway Heritage State Park was a former railroad yard, the state park has historical artifacts, exhibits and Hoosac Tunnel. Hoosac Tunnel was dug 4.75 miles through Hoosac Mountain, linking Massachusetts to Albany, NY. Western Gateway Heritage State Park is located in North Adams, MA
Whitehall State Park consists almost entirely of water: the 592 acre Whitehall Reservoir. Whitehall State Park is located near Hopkinton, MAWompatuck State Park is named for an Indian chief, Josiah Wompatuck. In 1665, Wompatuck State Park has 12 miles of paved bicycle trails, and many miles of wooded bridle paths and hiking trails. Wompatuck State Park is located at Hingham, just a 35-minute drive from downtown Boston, MA
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