Massachusetts Recreation Areas

Looking for awesome outdoor recreation areas in Massachusetts? View Massachusetts parks and recreation areas below, listed in alphabetical order. Each listing has images, full description, map, directions, activities, phone number, and links to campgrounds and hiking trails within the recreation area.

Adams National Historical Park, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions Traveling on U.S. Interstate 93, take exit 7 – Route 3 South to Braintree and Cape Cod. Take the first exit off Route 3 south – exit 19 – and follow signs toward Quincy Center. Continue straight on Burgin Parkway through six traffic lights. At the seventh traffic light, turn right onto Dimmock Street. Follow Dimmock Street one block and turn right onto Hancock Street. The National Park Service Visitor Center, located at 1250 Hancock Street on your left. Validated parking is in the garage to the rear. Phone (617) 770-1175 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas Adams National Historical Park Official Website Adams National Historical Park Map From the sweet little farm

Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions The main refuge entrance is located at 680 Hudson Road in Sudbury, MA, three miles west of the Sudbury Town Center. Once on the refuge the trail is named Winterberry Way and the Visitor Center will be about half a mile from the main entrance. Phone 978-562-3527 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge Assabet River NWR, formerly referred to as the U.S. Army’s Fort Devens Sudbury Training Annex, is a 2,230-acre parcel of land located approximately 25 miles west of Boston, and 4 miles west of the Eastern Massachusetts NWR Complex Headquarters. It is located in portions of the Towns of Hudson, Maynard, Stow and Sudbury and covers approximately 3.5 square miles. The

Barre Falls Dam, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions From Route 2 at Gardner, MA, take Route 68 south to Route 62, west 2 miles to Barre Falls Dam entrance. Phone (978) 928-4712 Activities BOATING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas Barre Falls Dam Website Facebook Barre Falls Dam Photo Album The Mid-Hiking Trail traverses the park and provides easy access to this popular local hiking activity. Picnicking, canoeing, fishing and hunting are popular summer sports. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are prominent in winter. Wildlife viewing and scenery observation of the Ware River Watershed are popular year-round. For up-to-date information, call (978) 928-4712.

Birch Hill Dam, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions To Lake Dennison from MA 2, US 202 north 6 miles. Dam on MA 68 4 miles west of US 202. Phone (978) 249-4467 Activities BOATING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas Facebook Birch Hill Dam Website This 82-acre natural lake boasts the Lake Dennison Recreation Area, offering picnic areas, hunting, hiking, campgrounds and a swimming beach managed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Tent campers, RV’ers and day use visitors make the area a popular summer destination. Winter activities include snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. For up-to-date information, call (978) 249-4467.

Boston African American National Historic Site, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions Site administrative offices are located at 15 State Street. However, Ranger programs begin at either the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial on Beacon Street, or at the Museum of African American History at 46 Joy Street on Beacon Hill. Phone (617) 742-5415 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas Boston African American National Historic Site Official Website Boston African American National Historic Site Map Centered on the north slope of Beacon Hill, the African American community of 19th century Boston led the city and the nation in the fight against slavery and injustice. These remarkable men and women, together with their allies, were leaders in Abolition Movement, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, and the early struggle for equal rights

Boston Harbor Islands National, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions There are many ways to enjoy Boston Harbor Islands and many ways to get there. For more information on how to get to the park by ferry, car, or private boat, please visit www.bostonharborislands.org. Phone (617) 223-8666 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area Official Website Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area Map . . . where you can walk a Civil War-era fort, visit historic lighthouses, explore tide pools, hike lush trails, camp under the stars, or relax while fishing, picnicking or swimming-all within reach of downtown Boston. Youth programs, visitor services, research, wildlife management, and more are coordinated on the park’s 34 islands and peninsulas by the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership.

Boston National Historical Park, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions Visitor Centers are located at Historic Faneuil Hall, 1 Faneuil Hall Sq, and the Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 5. Go to the Directions page for more detailed information. Phone (617) 242-5601 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas Boston National Historical Park Official Website Boston National Historical Park Map Discover how one city could be the Cradle of Liberty, site of the first major battle of American Revolution, and home to many who espoused that freedom can be extended to all.

Buffumville Lake, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions From Worcester, MA, south on I-290/395 to exit 4W, 2 miles on Charlton Street. Phone (508) 248-5697 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds BUFFUMVILLE LAKE (GROUP SHELTERS) Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas Balcony House Sunrise TourOfficial Web Site Facebook Buffumville Lake Photo Album Buffumville Lake Website Recognized as the Project of the Year 2000, this 200-acre lake offers state-of-the-art facilities for the latest recreational pursuits including BMX-style bike jumps, mountain bike trails and an 18-hole disk golf course. More traditional forms of recreation include fishing, hunting, 7 miles of multi-use trails, group picnic shelters and ice skating. For up-to-date information, call (508) 248-5697.

Cape Cod Canal, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions Take I-195 from Providence, RI or MA 3 from Boston. Phone (508) 759-4431 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas Cape Cod Canal Photo Album Cape Cod Canal Website Eastern National This gateway to Cape Cod offers 14 miles of paved surfaces for walking, jogging, bicycling, fishing and hiking. Families come from far and wide to get a close-up view of the continuous parade of ocean-going vessels traversing the widest sea-level canal in the world. Peace and quiet are easily found on the numerous sitting benches under the trees. For up-to-date information, call (508)

Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions The national seashore is located in eastern Massachusetts and is accessed via Rt. 6. The park is 20 miles east of Hyannis, MA. Phone (508) 255-3421 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING, SWIMMING, SNORKELING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas Cape Cod National Seashore Official Website Cape Cod National Seashore Map The great Outer Beach described by Thoreau in the 1800s is protected within the national seashore. Forty miles of pristine sandy beach, marshes, ponds, and uplands support diverse species. Lighthouses, cultural landscapes, and wild cranberry bogs offer a glimpse of Cape Cod’s past and continuing ways of life. Swimming beaches and walking and biking trails beckon today’s visitors.

Charles River, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions Public use areas can be reached off of I-90, I-95 and I-495. Phone (508) 278-2511 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas Charles River Website Once called, “Quinobequin” by native Indians, Captain John Smith renamed the area for Charles I of England. The winding river rambles for 80 miles from its headwaters, covers an area of over 300 square miles and is the most densely populated river basin in New England. The area provides for wetlands and wildlife and recreation activities. For up-to-date information, call (508) 278-2511.

Conant Brook Dam, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions From Palmer, 4 miles south on MA 32, left on Wales Road, east 1.4 miles to dam. Phone (508) 347-3705 Activities BIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas Conant Brook Dam Website Conant Brook Dam Trail Map Horseback riders, mountain bikers, hikers and cross-country skiers will enjoy the miles of trails in the area. The streamside environment along Conant and Vinica brooks offers anglers excellent native trout fishing, while warmwater fishermen enjoy the pool above the dam. Hunting is also popular among park visitors. For up-to-date information, call (508) 347-3705.

East Brimfield Lake, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions From MA Turnpike (I-90) Exit 9, take US 20 west for 2.5 miles to dam. Phone (508) 347-3705 Activities BOATING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas Scottys Castle Flood TourOfficial Web Site East Brimfield Lake Trail Map East Brimfield Lake Website Popular with summer and winter park visitors alike, this area offers year-round opportunities.Enjoy the swimming beaches, boating, fishing, picnicking, hiking and canoeing during the summer. The swimming beaches are located at Streeter Beach in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Managed by the Department of Environmental Management) and Lake Siog (often called Holland Pond)in Hollnad Massachusetts. Boat ramps to East Brimfield Lake for power and non powered boats are located in the

Essex National Heritage Area, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions Heading north of Boston, Interstate 93 and state Routes 1 and 1A traverse the length of the ENHA. South from New Hampshire, take Routes 1, 3 and Interstates 93 and 95. West from the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90), take Interstates 495 north or Interstate 95/Route 128. From the northwest, take state Route 2. The Essex National Heritage Commission has placed brown highway signs on all major roads to guide visitors to local sites and visitor centers. They are easy to see and easy to follow! Phone (978) 740-0444 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas Essex National Heritage Area Official Website Essex National Heritage Area Map The Essex National Heritage Area begins just 10 miles north of Boston and covers

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions Site is located on the southwest corner of Warren and Dudley Streets in Brookline, south of Route 9, near the Brookline Reservoir. Site is 0.7 miles from the Brookline Hills MBTA stop on the Green Line, D Branch. Phone (617) 566-1689 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site Official Website Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site Map Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) is recognized as the founder of American landscape architecture and the nation’s foremost parkmaker. Olmsted moved his home to suburban Boston in 1883 and established the world’s first full-scale professional office for the practice of landscape design. During the next century, his sons and successors perpetuated Olmsted’s design ideals, philosophy, and influence.

Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions Take exit 1 off Route 16 or Spaulding Turnpike and turn onto Pease Blvd. heading into Pease International Tradeport. Go through one stoplight to a stop sign and turn right on Arboretum Drive. Follow refuge signs for 3 miles to refuge parking lot, office and trails. Phone 978-465-5753 Activities HIKING, HUNTING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas Great bay National Wildlife Refuge Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was established in 1992 and is located along the eastern shore of New Hampshire’s Great Bay in the town of Newington. A variety of rich wildlife habitats from uplands to open waters can be found throughout the refuge. With its open coastal water and abundant prey, the refuge plays a

Hodges Village Dam, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions From Worcester, MA, south on I-290/395 to Exit 4B, then straight through light 1/2 mile on Charlton Street, right on Howarth Road to the dam. Phone (508) 248-5697 Activities CAMPING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas Hodges Village Dam Website Hodges Village Dam Photo Album Facebook Canoe launch and parking areas provide access to the French River above and below the dam. Over 15 miles of trails are maintained. Recreational opportunities include nature study, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, hunting, dirt biking and snowmobiling. The nearby town of Oxford also provides tennis courts, baseball fields and skateboard park. For up-to-date information, call (508) 248-5697.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions By Subway: Take Green line (“C” -Cleveland Circle) trolley to Coolidge Corner stop. Walk four blocks north on Harvard Street, turn right on Beals Street and continue to number 83. By Car: From Exit 18 (I-90 E) or Exit 20 (1-90 W) follow the Allston/Brighton exit ramp, merge onto Cambridge Street and go one mile. At the fourth light, turn left on Harvard Street and proceed about one mile. Turn left on Beals Street and go to number 83. Limited Street Parking available. Phone (617) 566-7937 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site Official Website John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site Map As a boy, JFK™s parents never expected he would grow up

John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions The Heritage Corridor is in Linwood Mill Suite #10, located on Linwood Avenue in the town of Northbridge, MA. It is just to the northwest of the intersection of Linwood Avenue and Rt. 122. Phone (508) 234-4242 Activities BIKING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Official Website John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Map The Blackstone River runs from Worcester, MA to Providence, RI. Its waters powered the Slater Mill in Pawtucket, RI, America’s first successful cotton spinning mill. This creative spark began the nation’s transformation from Farm to Factory. Today, the Blackstone River Valley

John Hay National Wildlife Refuge, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions From interstate 89, take Route 103 west towards the town of Newbury, New Hampshire. Then take Route 103A north approximately two miles and the refuge will be on your left. Note: No on-refuge parking is available. Visitors may park at The Fells 456 Route 103A. Phone 413-548-8002 ext. 111 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas John Hay National Wildlife Refuge The refuge consists of the former estate of John Hay, private secretary to Abraham Lincoln, Ambassador to Great Britain, and Secretary of State under Presidents McKinley and Roosevelt. The refuge was established in 1987 and the historic buildings and immediate grounds and gardens, also known as “The

Knightville Dam, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions From Westfield, west on US 20 to Huntington, right on MA 112 north to dam. Phone (413) 667-3430 Activities HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds INDIAN HOLLOW Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas Knightville Dam Website Fly fishing is popular in the Little and Westfield rivers where brown, brook and rainbow trout are stocked by the State. The Claude M. Hill Horse Trail provides horseback riding. Indian Hollow Campground is available for reservation groups and civic organizations. Hiking, hunting, mountain biking and snowmobiling are enjoyed seasonally. For up-to-date information, call (413) 667-3430.

Littleville Lake, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions From Westfield, west on US 20 to Huntington, then Route 112 2 miles, left on Littleville Road to the dam. Phone (413) 667-3656 Activities BOATING, HIKING, WINTER SPORTS, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas Littleville Lake Website Kings Palace Photo TourOfficial Web Site The launch boat ramp (10-hp limit) provides anglers easy access to the stocked brook, rainbow and brown trout, in addition to the native populations of warmwater fish. Stream fishing is available along 1.5 miles of the Middle Branch of the Westfield River. Hunting for deer and upland game birds and ice fishing are seasonally available. For up-to-date information, call (413) 667-3656.

Longfellow House Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters NHS is located in a residential section of Cambridge, MA. There is very little public parking in the area and onsite parking is limited to vehicles with handicapped parking permits. However, the site is a short walk from Harvard Square, where there are paid parking lots and a station for the MBTA Red Line and numerous bus routes. The use of public transportation to the site is highly recommended. Follow the link for detailed instructions. Phone (617) 876-4491 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas Longfellow House Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site Official Website Longfellow House Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site Map Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site preserves the home

Lowell National Historical Park, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions From Interstate Route 495 take Exit 35C on to the Lowell Connector. From Route 3 take Exit 30A if traveling southbound, Exit 30B if traveling northbound. ¢ Take the Lowell Connector to Exit 5B (Thorndike Street). ¢ Continue right on to Thorndike Street, which becomes Dutton Street. ¢ At the third traffic light continue straight under the overpass. ¢ At the next light turn right into the Visitor Center Parking Lot. Take a ticket at the gate and bring the ticket inside for free validation. Phone (978) 970-5000 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas Lowell National Historical Park Official Website Lowell National Historical Park Map Discover the Continuing Revolution. Lowell™s water-powered textile mills

Minute Man National Historical Park, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions North Bridge Visitor Center is located at 174 Liberty St. Concord MA 01742 For Minute Man Visitor Center please use the following addresses: Google Maps: 250 North Great Rd. Lincoln MA 01773. IMaps or MapQuest: 3151 Marrett Rd. Lexington MA 02421 “Warning about GPS Systems! Vehicle Navigation Systems and GPS units may provide inaccurate information. Please follow brown informational signs from Interstate exits for wayfinding.” Phone (978) 369-6993 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas Minute Man National Historical Park Official Website Minute Man National Historical Park Map At Minute Man National Historical Park the opening battle of the Revolution is brought to life as visitors explore the battlefields and structures associated with

Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions Take U.S. Route 6 East to State Route 137 South, to State Route 28 East. Take Route 28 East to the rotary. Take the Main Street exit, up the hill to Shore Road. Turn right and proceed past Chatham Lighthouse. Bear left after lighthouse onto Morris Island Road. Follow Morris Island Road to signs for the refuge on the left, Wikis Way. Limited parking is available at the visitor center. Phone 508-945-0594 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, FISHING, HIKING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was established in 1944 to provide habitat for migratory birds. Sand stretches for eight miles off the elbow of

Monomoy Wilderness, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions Take U.S. Route 6 East to State Route 137 South, to State Route 28 East. Take Route 28 East to the rotary. Take the Main Street exit, up the hill to Shore Road. Turn right and proceed past Chatham Lighthouse. Bear left after lighthouse onto Morris Island Road. Follow Morris Island Road to signs for the refuge on the left, Wikis Way. Limited parking is available at the visitor center. Phone (508)945-0594 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas Monomoy Wilderness Map Monomoy Wilderness Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge The Monomoy Wilderness now contains a total of 3,244 acres and is managed by the Fish & Wildlife Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Massachusetts.

Nantucket National Wildlife Refuge, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions For information about ferry service from Hyannis to Nantucket, call (508) 477-8600. Access to the refuge is via over-sand vehicle (permit required), bicycle, foot, or boat. For information about purchasing a permit, contact The Trustees of Reservations at (508) 228-6799. Phone 978-443-4661 Activities FISHING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas Nantucket National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was established in 1975 for its “particular value in carrying out the national migratory bird management program.” The refuge, which is cooperatively managed with The Trustees of Reservations, encompasses 24 acres at Great Point. Nantucket NWR is an un-staffed unit of the Eastern Massachusetts NWR Complex.

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions From I-195 East or West take Exit 15 (Route 18 / Downtown). Take exit 15 to merge onto MA-18 S toward Downtown/New Bedford Continue straight onto MA-18 Turn right at the first set of lights, Elm St. Turn left onto Acushnet Ave Turn left onto William St Destination will be on the left Phone (508) 996-4095 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park Official Website New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park Map “The town itself is perhaps the dearest place to live in, in all New England..nowhere in all America will you find more patrician-like houses, parks and gardens more opulent, than in New Bedford¦all these brave houses

Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions From Massachusetts Route 2, take Exit 38 (Route 110/111) south toward Harvard; bear right to stay on Route 110 at Harvard Center; and, turn right onto Still River Depot Road at the Still River Post Office. The refuge parking area is at the end of Still River Depot Road, past the railroad tracks. Phone 978-443-4661 Activities BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located in north-central Massachusetts, approximately 35 miles northwest of Boston, MA. The refuge lies within the towns of Ayer and Shirley in Middlesex County and the towns of Harvard and Lancaster in Worcester County. The refuge consists of approximately 1,667acres of upland, southern New

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions The refuge is located approximately 35 miles north of Boston. From Interstate 95 take exit 57 and travel east on Route 113, then continue straight onto Route 1A South to the intersection with Rolfe’s Lane for a total of 3.5 miles. Turn left onto Rolfe’s Lane and travel 0.5 miles to its end. Turn right onto the Plum Island Turnpike and travel 2.0 miles crossing the Sgt. Donald Wilkinson Bridge to Plum Island. Take your first right onto Sunset Drive and travel 0.5 miles to the refuge entrance. The refuge headquarters is located at the northern end of Plum Island near the Newburyport Harbor Lighthouse. Once on the island continue straight for 0.25 miles. The road will then curve sharply to your left. Continue for 1.5 miles to the refuge headquarters on your left. Phone 978-465-5753 Activities BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your

Salem Maritime National Historic Site, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions From Route 128, take exit 25A, Route 114 East to Salem. Follow Route 114 into Salem where it will become North Street, then Summer Street (pass the Witch House on the right). Turn left onto Norman Street and then stay straight through the traffic light onto Derby Street (note: Route 114 will turn right at this corner toward Marblehead). Follow Derby Street throught the traffic light straight past the Beverly Cooperative Bank to the next intersection. Phone (978) 740-1650 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas Salem Maritime National Historic Site Official Website Salem Maritime National Historic Site Map When the United States was young, sailors, merchants, and privateers ventured all over the world from Salem, Massachusetts to bring

Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions From Interstate 95 Northbound: Take exit 43 to Walnut Street. Turn right onto Walnut Street. Dive 2.3 miles, then turn right onto Central Street. Stay on Central Street for 1.1 miles. Turn left to stay on Central Street (road makes a sharp turn). From Interstate 95 Southbound: Take exit 43 to Walnut Street. Turn left onto Walnut Street. Drive 2.3 miles and turn right onto Central Street. Stay on Central Street for 1.1 Miles. Turn left to stay on Central Street (road makes a sharp turn). Phone (781) 233-0050 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site Official Website Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site Map In the 1600’s, on the banks of the

Springfield Armory National Historic Site, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions The entrance to Armory Square is on Federal Street in Springfield, MA. Armory Square is shared by Springfield Armory NHS and Springfield Technical Community College (STCC). The park is located on the STCC campus. Follow the one way roadway around until you see the entrance sign for the park. If stopped by campus security let them know you are visiting the park. Parking is available in front of the Springfield Armory visitor center. Phone (413) 734-8551 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas Springfield Armory National Historic Site Official Website Springfield Armory National Historic Site Map For nearly two centuries, the US Armed Forces and American industry looked to Springfield Armory for innovative engineering and superior firearms. Springfield Armory

Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions The sanctuary is an 842-square-mile (638-square-nautical-mile) marine protected area at the mouth of Massachusetts Bay. The sanctuary boundary is somewhat rectangular, stretching from three miles southeast of Cape Ann to three miles north of Cape Cod. The sanctuary is about 25 miles east of Boston, and lies totally within federal waters. It encompasses all of Stellwagen and Tillies Banks, and the southern portion of Jeffreys Ledge. Phone 781-545-8026 Activities BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY, DIVING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Map Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Facebook page Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary The slow retreat of massive Ice Age glaciers formed what is today the seafloor of

Tully Lake, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions Tully Lake is located in north central Massachusetts, about 1.5 hours west of Boston. In Massachusetts, take exit 17 on Route 2, and follow Route 32 north approximately 6 miles through Athol and into Royalston. From New Hampshire, follow Route 32 south about 8 miles from the intersection of Route 119 in Richmond. Route 32 goes over Tully Dam and provides direct access to the lake. Phone (978) 249-9150 Activities BOATING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds TULLY LAKE RECREATION AREA (MA) Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas Tully Lake Website Tully Lake Trail Map Tully Lake Photo Album Facebook Tully Lake is a 1300-acre flood control project completed in 1949. The reservoir area

Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions The reserve is located on the south shore of Cape Cod, in the towns of Falmouth and Mashpee. Phone 508-457-0495 Activities BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, DAY USE AREA, SWIMMING SITE, OBSERVATION SITE, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING, SWIMMING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Website National Estuarine Research Reserve System — Waquoit Bay, MA Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Online Reservation Waquoit Bay Reserve encompasses open waters, barrier beaches, marshlands and uplands on the south shore of Cape Cod. Within the reserve boundaries are included the Reserve Headquarters and Visitor Center, Washburn Island and South Cape Beach State Park. Washburn Island

West Hill Dam, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions From Providence, RI or Worcester, follow MA 122 to north Uxbridge, then go east on Hartford Ave 3 miles to dam. Phone (508) 278-2511 Activities HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds WEST HILL PARK Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas West Hill Dam Website Families of all ages enjoy swimming in a small natural pool, picknicking, hiking and biking the trails, and the challenges of the accessible playground. Three group shelters, one near the dam, offer a great facility for hosting graduation parties, family reunions and church or other organization events. Hunting and fishing are popular during seasons. The diverse habitat makes it one of the finest birding areas with 200 species sited

Westville Lake, Massachusetts Camping & Hiking

Directions From Sturbridge, 2 miles south on MA 131, right on Wallace Rd. Phone (508) 764-6424 Activities BOATING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Massachusetts Campgrounds WESTVILLE RECREATION AREA Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Massachusetts Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Massachusetts Recreation Areas Westville Lake Website The developed, handicapp accessble park includes a 3-acre athletic field popular with softball and soccer players and kite flyers. Numerous picnic tables, some with charcoal stoves and two picnic shelters with large 4×4 charcoal stoves are available. The shelters are reservable. Photographers, hikers and bird watchers enjoy the undeveloped lands. The abandoned old Grand Truck Railroad parallels the Quinebaug River and is a popular walking and hiking trail. Ice skating, sledding and skiing are popular in winter. For up-to-date information, call