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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 serene elegance and wild beauty.

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

The Trustees 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.

Sledding Sledding Favorites
With winter upon us, now’s the perfect time to visit a Trustees reservation where sliding is a downhill delight. So bundle up, head out, and let the snow – and gravity – guarantee a good time.  

Skiing at Notchview 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.

Literary Landscapes
Esteemed writers once inhabited what are now Trustees historic houses, and trod the supporting grounds across three centuries. Make your own connection to these literary landscapes and discover the cultural (and social) worlds that provided both inspiration and relaxation.

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