Massachusetts Natural Park Wonders

National and State Wonders Found in the Bay State:

Massachusetts, known for its jagged, indented coastline and southern islands (Elizabeth Islands, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket), also has rich and fertile pastures in the Connecticut River and Berkshire valleys, with rolling hills in the farthest west.

Let us be your guide to discovering these natural wonders. Follow the links below to obtain more information, insider tips, and pictures, as well as ideas for where to stay when visiting.

Massachusetts Welcome Sign National Seashores:

  • Cape Cod National Seashore [Official Site]

    National Marine Sanctuaries:
  • Gerry E. Studds Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary [Official Site]

    National Scenic Trails:
  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail [Official Site]
  • New England National Scenic Trail [Official Site]

    National Recreation Trails:
  • Balfour Riverwalk Trail
  • The Grand Trunk Trail
  • Great Barrington Housatonic River Walk
  • Massachusetts Trail (formerly Metacomet-Monadnock Trail)
  • South New England Trunk Line
  • Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area


    National Recreation Areas:
  • Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. Location: eastern Massachusetts, containing 34 islands and peninsulas, and administered by the National Park Service. [Official Site]

    National Wildlife Refuges:
  • Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge
  • Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
  • Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge
  • Massasoit National Wildlife Refuge
  • Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge
  • Nantucket National Wildlife Refuge
  • Nomans Land Island National Wildlife Refuge
  • Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge
  • Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
  • Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge
  • Thacher Island National Wildlife Refuge
  • Cape Cod National Seashore


    National Wilderness Areas:
  • Monomoy Wildernes

    National Scenic Roads and Byways:
  • Connecticut River Byway

    Massachusetts State Parks, Campgrounds, Recreational Areas:
  • Ames Nowell State Park
  • Ashland State Park
  • Bash Bish Falls State Park
  • Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park
  • Ames Nowell State Park
  • Borderland State Park
  • C.M. Gardner State Park
  • Callahan State Park
  • Chicopee Memorial State Park
  • Clarksburg State Park
  • Cochituate State Park
  • Connecticut River Greenway State Park
  • Demarest Lloyd State Park
  • Dighton Rock State Park
  • Dunn State Park
  • Ellisville Harbor State Park
  • Fall River Heritage State Park
  • Gardner Heritage State Park
  • Great Brook Farm State Park
  • Halibut Point State Park
  • Hampton Ponds State Park
  • Holyoke Heritage State Park
  • Hopkinton State Park
  • J.A. Skinner State Park
  • Lake Lorraine State Park
  • Lake Wyola State Park
  • Lawrence Heritage State Park
  • Bash Bish Falls State Park
  • Lowell Heritage State Park
  • Massasoit State Park
  • Maudslay State Park
  • Moore State Park
  • Mount Greylock State Reservation
  • Mount Holyoke Range State Park DCR Site
  • Natural Bridge State Park
  • Nickerson State Park
  • Pearl Hill State Park
  • Pilgrim Memorial State Park
  • Quinsigamond State Park
  • Robinson State Park
  • Roxbury Heritage State Park
  • Rutland State Park
  • South Cape Beach State Park
  • Wahconah Falls State Park
  • Watson Pond State Park
  • Wells State Park
  • Western Gateway Heritage State Park
  • Whitehall State Park
  • Wompatuck State Park
  • Mount Greylock State Reservation


    State Scenic Roads and Byways:
  • Battle Road Scenic Byway
  • Essex National Heritage Area Scenic Byway
  • Jacob's Ladder Trail (Route 20)
  • Mohawk Trail - MA
  • Mount Greylock Scenic Byway
  • Old King's Highway (Route 6A)
  • Route 112 Scenic Byway


    Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism: 800-227-MASS

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