Crane Wildlife Refuge on the Crane Estate
This mix of salt marsh and coastal islands is perfect for kayakers and other boaters, who can also follow trails that explore Choate Island and Long Island.
North Shore | 697 acres
This intimate outcropping features a short loop trail and is ideal for families, who can reach the island by boat or, at low tide, on foot across the shallows.
North Shore | 5 acres
George Hill Road
Wander from to a hilltop meadow offering fine views of historic Lancaster.
Central MA | 38 acres
Northampton Street (Route 5)
Imagine small herds of dinosaurs on the shore of a shallow tropical lake as you enjoy a real, up-close look at their fossilized prints, left in sandstone to spur our wonder.
Pioneer Valley | 8 acres
Descend a short streamside trail and get an up-close experience with a raucous series of plunging falls.
Central MA | 46 acres
Doyle Community Park & Center
464 Abbott Avenue
Meander along trails that pass through woodlands, meadows, and gardens, all part of an elegant former estate that is also home to the LEED-certified Doyle Center, at state-of the art meeting and special event venue.
Central MA | 157 acres
Old North Road
New Marlborough, MA
Wander across more than 200 acres of forest and through a maze of thickets on a trail that traces a small brook and passes vernal pools and other wetlands.
Berkshires | 206 acres
Dunes' Edge Campground
386 U.S. 6
A quiet family campground, Dunes’ Edge has retained a quaint atmosphere amidst the sand dunes and pines, offering our guests the opportunity to experience the true and lasting beauty of legendary Old Cape Cod.
Cape Cod & The Islands | 17 acres
East Over Reservation
Explore a landscape of broad fields and elegant double-faced stone walls, once part of a larger farm that’s still in operation today.
South Coast | 75 acres
Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate
2468 Washington Street
Stroll through elegant gardens complementing a stately country house then explore surrounding fields, pastures, and woodlands that echo the property’s agricultural past.
Greater Boston | 90 acres
In late spring, enjoy the colorful blooms of mountain laurel that give this reservation its name.
Central MA | 33 acres
Near enough for regular visits, but with the feeling of remoteness that will transport you far from your cares, Farandnear live up to its name.
Central MA | 89 acres
From a pair of Modernist houses nestled against a hillside, you’ll admire Mount Greylock rising across the valley. Follow trails past fields and marsh and wander through manicured gardens graced by sculptures. And don't miss out on the chance to stay at our Guest House on the property.
Berkshires | 316 acres
Fork Factory Brook
Follow a network of trails through wetland, hayfields, and wooded upland to discover views and the foundations of an historic mill.
Greater Boston | 135 acres
102 Prospect Hill Road
Fruitlands Museum is home to five collections on 210 majestic acres of meadows and woods. When you visit Fruitlands Museum you can go on a hike and commune with nature, learn about the lives of the Transcendentalists and Shakers, sit in the Art Museum among Native American or Hudson River School treasures, or be inspired by contemporary exhibits and outdoor sculpture. Fruitlands is a unique gathering place that builds connections between nature, people and culture by offering engaging programs and exhibits.
Central MA | 210 acres
Clark Wright Road
Visit wild and rocky Glendale Brook and follow one of the state's highest and longest waterfalls as it plunges dramatically to the Westfield River.
Pioneer Valley | 60 acres
Goose Pond Reservation
Cooper Creek Road
Paddle across Lower Goose Pond, a mountain lake anchored by steep ridgelines that also support a remote section of the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail.
Berkshires | 112 acres
Governor Hutchinson's Field
Enjoy views of the Neponset River marshes and Boston Harbor from the hilltop site of the estate of the last Massachusetts Colonial governor.
Greater Boston | 10 acres
Governor Oliver Ames Estate
35 Oliver St.
Explore a part of Massachusetts history on this bucolic estate, first settled by Oliver Ames, who served as the Governor of the Commonwealth in the early 19th century.
Greater Boston | 36 acres
Jefferys Neck Road
Wander through an open field and enjoy a memorable view of the historic Paine House, with the broad estuary of the Ipswich River extending beyond.
North Shore | 216 acres
Hales Brook and Sippican River
From a new trailhead on County Road, you can now explore even more of the scenic East Over landscape.
South Coast | 322 acres
Halibut Point Reservation
Gott Avenue, Pigeon Cove
Scramble across ledges scarred by the granite industry and examine tide pools teeming with marine life.
North Shore | 12 acres
This former coastal farmland now welcomes visitors to a broad salt marsh and a dike path that leads to a loop trail around Eagle Island.
North Shore | 135 acres
Court Street and Robbins Road
From this broad, sloping field just outside downtown Plymouth, gaze across the historic harbor the Pilgrims entered four centuries ago.
South Shore | 26 acres
Climb through a forest of beech, hemlock, and birch to reach an unparalleled
wilderness vista, then explore Spirit Falls as it rolls down the mountainside.
Central MA | 173 acres
Land of Providence
Through the generosity of a religious order long committed to Holyoke, everyone can now experience a unique floodplain forest and a riverside working farm with strong ties to urban residents.
Pioneer Valley | 25 acres
West Roxbury, MA
Leatherbee Woods Urban Wild includes a parcel of Red Maple swamp adjacent to and contiguous with the swamps of MA DCR’s Hancock Woods Reservation and Brookline’s Hoar Wildlife Sanctuary. A short boardwalk enters the property from a fire road maintained at the boundary line of Boston and Brookline. The boardwalk travels west into the site before doubling back on itself to return. The boardwalk allows visitors access to the center of the property to enjoy the lush growth of Skunk Cabbage and Summersweet.
Greater Boston | 8 acres
Little Tom Mountain
Only a ten minute drive from downtown Holyoke, Little Tom Reservation lies within one of the state’s most ecologically significant landscapes: the Mt. Tom Range.
Pioneer Valley | 73 acres
572 Essex Street
This former family retreat has been renowned for its gardens for almost a century.
North Shore | 114 acres