State Park

Lynn Heritage State Park

Location:

Lynn Heritage
the Lynnway
Lynn , MA
01901
Phone: 781.581.9399
Coordinates: 42° 27' 32.7924" N, 70° 56' 37.5108" W

Lowell Heritage State Park

Location:

Lowell Heritage State Park
160 Pawtucket Blvd.
Lowell, MA
01854
Phone: 978-458-8750
Coordinates: 42° 38' 37.3704" N, 71° 20' 24.3888" W

Breakheart Reservation

Open year-round, dawn to dusk. Breakheart Reservation is a 640-acre hardwood forest with jagged, rocky outcroppings, two fresh-water lakes, and a rambling section of the Saugus River. Seven rocky hills, over 200 feet high, provide vistas of Boston, southern New Hampshire and central Massachusetts. An extensive trail system through the woodlands guides visitors to various areas of the reservation. Fishing in Silver and Pearce Lakes, hiking the trails and birdwatching by the Saugus River are popular year-round activities. The supervised swimming area at Pearce Lake, one of the few fresh- water swimming spots north of Boston, draws crowds in the summer. In addition to its natural resources, the reservation has a rich cultural history.

Location:

Breakheart Reservation
177 Forest Street
Saugus, MA
01906
Phone: 781-233-0834
Coordinates: 42° 28' 47.5896" N, 71° 1' 33.4524" W

Pilgrim Memorial State Park

Plymouth Rock is the Centerpiece of Pilgrim Memorial State Park

Home of the Plymouth Rock! Nearly one million people a year come from all over the world to visit the town where in 1620 Europeans first made a home in New England and to see Plymouth Rock.  This simple glacial erratic boulder on the shore of Plymouth Harbor has become a world famous symbol of the courage and faith of the men and women who founded the first New England colony.  A landscaped waterfront park provides scenic views of Plymouth Harbor. The Mayflower II, a replica of the ship that brought the first Pilgrims to Massachusetts, is anchored at the park.

Locations

Pilgrim Memorial State Park
Water Street Plymouth
Plymouth, MA
02345
Coordinates: 41° 57' 32.1696" N, 70° 39' 43.7112" W

Plymouth Rock
Water Street
Plymouth , MA
02345
Coordinates: 41° 57' 29.124" N, 70° 39' 43.6824" W

Mayflower II
Pilgrim Memorial State Park
Water Street
Plymouth , MA
02345
Coordinates: 41° 57' 35.2404" N, 70° 39' 42.9984" W

Boxford State Forest

Boxford State Forest crosses the borders of Middleton, North Andover and Boxford Massachusetts.  It makes up part of a larger conservation area that includes the John C. Phillips Wildlife Sanctuary, Lands owned by the Essex County Greenbelt Association (Bald Hill East , Bald Hill West), and the State Park itself.  Because of it's size and placement there are many access points to the park, off of Liberty street in Middleton, Parking at Forest Street in North Andover, and more access and parking in Boxford on Middleton Street and Towne Road.  See the attached map for details.

Location:

Boxford State Park
Middleton Street
Towne Road
Boxford, MA
01921
Coordinates: 42° 38' 37.2552" N, 71° 1' 9.8472" W

Gloucester Skate Park

Location:

Gloucester Skate Park
32 Cherry Street
O'Maley School
Gloucester, MA
01930
Coordinates: 42° 37' 44.22" N, 70° 40' 22.2672" W

Georgetown-Rowley State Forest

This 1,112 acre forest offers a variety of year-round activities including horseback riding, hiking, walking, hunting (some restrictions), cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling.

Location:

Georgetown-Rowley State Forest
Pingree Farm Road
Georgetown, MA
01833
Phone: 978.887.5931
Coordinates: 42° 42' 15.5736" N, 70° 58' 25.77" W

Maudslay State Park

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The former Moseley family estate on the Merrimack River, this park features 19th century gardens and plantings, rolling meadows, towering pines, and one of the largest naturally-occurring stands of mountain laurel in Massachusetts. Most breathtaking are the ornamental trees and masses of azaleas and rhododendrons that bloom in May and June. An exquisite place for walking, biking, horseback riding and informal picnics. Special Use Permits may be obtained for wedding ceremonies and similar programs.

Location:

Maudslay State Park
Curzon Mill Road
Newburyport, MA
01950
Phone: 978.465.7223
Coordinates: 42° 49' 19.8948" N, 70° 55' 38.1432" W

Salisbury Beach State Reservation

Salisbury Beach is one of the state's most popular ocean beaches, stretching 3.8 miles along the Atlantic Ocean. This 521-acre park offers swimming, boating, fishing, and camping, and is very popular with trailer campers. Facilities include a 484-site campground with renovated bathhouses, an extensive day-use parking lot, three new comfort stations for the beach- going public with boardwalks over the dunes, and a new playground and pavilion area.

Location:

Salisbury Beach State Reservation
Beach Road (Route 1A)
Salisbury, MA
01952
Phone: 978.462.4481
Coordinates: 42° 49' 27.9408" N, 70° 49' 18.2388" W

Sandy Point State Reservation

Sandy Point is at the very southern tip of Plum Island, a classic Atlantic Ocean barrier island. The 77-acre park is among the state's most beautiful and popular coastal beaches. Passive recreational activities include walking, beach combing, fishing and birding.

Sandy Point is an important nesting area for the piping plover, a threatened species, and the least tern, a species of special concern in Massachusetts. Due to the piping plover's status as a national threatened species, this area may be closed from late Spring to mid summer, so visit the site listed below before making the trip.

While technically Sandy Point is located in Ipswich, Massachusetts, one can only access it through the abutting Parker River National Wildlife Refuge in Newburyport or by boat.

Location:

Sandy Point State Reservation
Parker River Wildlife Refuge Road
Ipswich , MA
01938
Phone: 978.462.4481
Coordinates: 42° 42' 12.2796" N, 70° 46' 57.9576" W

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