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Explore On Your Own

The Trustees of Reservations invite you to get out and explore Massachusetts. Go relax on the beach, bike through the woods, have a picnic in the park, or run the kids around until they’re exhausted.

Splish Splash Splish Splash - Find a Place to Swim
From miles of sandy beach to that perfect little swimming hole, The Trustees have just the place to cool down this summer. Here are a few of our favorite places to splash about in Massachusetts.
Picnic Picnic Spots
Broad lawns. Stone walls. Shade trees. Serene ponds. Find your picnic basket and outdoor utensils, then check out these special places to dine al fresco – no reservations required!

Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge Lighthouses
There’s something about lighthouses – lifesaving beacons, standing lonely and beautiful on rugged coasts and rocky islands – that draws the love of visitors everywhere.

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First Hikes
Whether taking a quick break from a busy day or spending a leisurely afternoon, hiking is an easy and fun way for you to enjoy the outdoors throughout the year.

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Find a Reservation Near You
We have special places in more than 70 communities across the state.

Historic Houses
Explore the history of Massachusetts at our nine historic house museums.

Gardens
Experience places of serence elegance and wild beauty.

Stay with Us
Stay at a unique inn or camp under the stars.