There are a few sights as picturesque as the reflection of dazzling foliage rippling in the waters of a calm pond. Ponkapoag Pond is an idyllic urban gem, a fantastic hub for both enthusiastic outdoor adventures and hesitant city dwellers.
If long days at the beach followed by a gentle walk through one of Mother Nature’s highlights sounds like a dream day then Sandy Point Reservation is the perfect day trip. Off the beaten track, this stunning area of Massachusetts will blow away the cobwebs and leave you feeling refreshed.
Blue Hills enjoys large swathes of unspoiled land where wildlife and nature lovers come together to enjoy the rich Massachusetts land that is steeped in history. Taking its name from the blue hue of the slopes that adorn the reservation, you can enjoy hiking, rock climbing, and skiing in one of the prettiest destinations in the state.
With multiple trails across 140-acres with varying degrees of difficulty, Clifford Park brings back fond memories of being young and exploring the forest at the end of the street. Popular with travelers and locals alike, the range of trails and other facilities make it a fantastic year-round destination.
As you walk through the former granite farm you’ll see a myriad of colors, as local graffiti artists have made their marks along the edges of various cliffs and rocks at Quincy Quarries Reservation. On a nice day, climbers can be seen scaling the cliffs while hikers make their way to the top along the slope of the hills.
With fantastic swimming, boating, hiking, and cycling opportunities, Mystic River State Reservation is the perfect year round destination for families. If you love to get active, the area boasts some of the best canoeing routes in Massachusetts.
Situated along the Eastern shore of New Hampshire’s Great Bay, the National Wildlife Refuge is a place to walk, hike, relax, and, most of all, take in the wonderful sites and sounds of the wonderful wildlife that surround this unique habitat.
The rich marshland of Cutler Park Reservation attracts just as many birds as it does people. You can enjoy invigorating hikes or relaxing fishing trips just a short drive away from the hustle and bustle of Boston. A favorite spot to get away from it all and enjoy the best of what nature has to offer.
Located in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Crescent Beach State Park is welcoming and instantaneously captivates you with the salty ocean air, wooded trails, and perfect crescent-shaped sandy beach. Bonus: it’s right next door to two other excellent State Parks.