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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.

Notchview Skiers Cross-Country Ski Spots
Whether you're an avid nordic skier or have just been thinking about giving it a whirl, we think these gorgeous spots will provide the perfect backdrop for an energizing, wintry day.
Girl Playing in Snow Sledding Favorites
Time to bundle up, grab your sled, and head out to a Trustees spot that's perfect for sledding fun!

IStock Early Spring Migrants
As spring gets under way, millions of birds will be winging their way back north after spending the winter in Central and South America and the Caribbean. Find out where to look for them.


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.

Experience places of serence elegance and wild beauty.

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