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2. Hiking Mount Holyoke, a.k.a. Skinner Peak, in Hadley will give you a rosy glow, thanks to both the exertion (it’s not a hike for beginners) and the natural beauty of the region.
4. The coastal wetlands at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge in Newburyport are a perfect place to walk and take in the beauty of nature for those of us looking for a less vertical hike. Explore the beach, dunes, cranberry bogs, woodland, and freshwater marsh on more than 4,700 acres.
7. A hike up Monument Mountain in Great Barrington will pique your interest in adventure. Many trails lead through picturesque white pine and oak woods, and the summit provides a panoramic view of Southern Berkshire County.
8. Brooks Woodland Preserve has over 13 miles of trails that can be accessed from various points in Petersham. During your walk through the woods, you’ll come across old stone walls, lovely patches of maidenhair ferns, and six 19th century farmsteads.
9. Hiking to Minute Man National Historic Park in Concord’s beautiful and historic North Bridge is good exercise for your body and your knowledge of Massachusetts history. The first battle of the Revolutionary War was fought on this ground.
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Cape Cod, the Berkshires, Plymouth Rock, the Boston Tea Party, and even Walden Pond, made popular by Henry David Thoreau’s poetry, are only a few of the many things that Massachusetts is known for. Great hiking is probably not one of the first things that comes to mind when thinking of the Bay State, but there are plenty of opportunities for adventure from the eastern coastal plains to the gently rolling mountains in the west. As a result, we’re going to look at some of the best hikes in Massachusetts today!
Massachusetts has a remarkable number of state parks (24), national parks (16), and national historical sites for being one of the country’s smallest states (45th, if you’re curious). It also has a lot of parks and woodland areas (38). Despite the fact that Massachusetts is New England’s most populous state, there are still plenty of wild areas to discover on foot.
The Bureau of State Parks and Recreation maintains over 450,000 acres and over 2,000 miles of trails, so you’re sure to find plenty of memorable Massachusetts hiking trails! Let’s get straight to it and look at some of Massachusetts’ best hikes!
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Find the best hiking trails in Massachusetts, whether you’re looking for a fast, quick hike or a long, challenging hike. To see trail descriptions, charts, pictures, and feedback, pick a hiking trail from the list below.
The Amesbury Riverwalk (also known as the Powwow Riverwalk) connects a revitalized waterfront district on the Powwow River with a new shopping center on the outskirts of this historically significant town.
The Ashuwillticook Rail Trail, which is nearly 12 miles long, allows visitors to experience the complete splendor of the scenic Berkshires. MA 8 is accompanied by the Ashuwillticook (ash-oo-will-ti-cook).
The Assabet River Rail Trail links five historic mill towns that have benefited from modern high-tech industries. The 8.6-mile paved trail is split in the middle by a distance, but long-term plans…
The Barker Road Trail starts near the New Hampshire boundary, on the town line between North Andover and Boxford in northern Massachusetts. The road continues through dense woodlands from there…
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A hike across Purgatory Chasm, which stretches for a quarter of a mile between granite walls as high as 70 feet, provides a rare natural experience. Check out the secret caves and rock formations along the rocky trail, which have names like The Corn Crib, The Coffin, The Pulpit, Lovers’ Leap, and Fat Man’s Misery. Picnic tables, grills, and a playground are available for pets.
On this boardwalk trail through Douglas State Forest, see a rare example of an Atlantic White Cedar swampland. Keep an eye out for interesting plants and animals that are native to this swampland ecosystem as you walk the winding wooden boardwalk. Continue on for a longer walk on the well-marked trail system, which passes through the Midstate Trail (a trail that extends from central Massachusetts to Mt. Watatic in the north). Take advantage of the lake for swimming and boating during the summer months.
The Grand Trunk Trail, which follows an old trolley railroad, is a scenic and historic trail. It’s part of the Trolley Line Trail, which is a growing east-west trail system that will eventually extend 60 miles from Central Massachusetts to Connecticut.