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Purgatory Chasm State Park 'Fat Mans Misery' © Gary Jordan
Theres a big crack in the rock you can crawl through if you are slim enough and not frightened of confined areas.
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Purgatory Chasm State Park
'Fat Mans Misery'
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Theres a big crack in the rock you can crawl through if you are slim enough and not frightened of confined areas.

Saugus Ironworks National Historic Site
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Wells State Park
'Walker Pond Shoreline'
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It was cold that morning.

Bashbish Falls State Forest
'Bash Bish Falls'
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Saugus Ironworks National Historic Site
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Massachusetts's Eastern Region Parks


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National Wildlife Refuges
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State Forests
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State Parks
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National Historic Parks
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National Historic Sites
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Parks in this region are near these Massachusetts Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
BROCKTON
MALDEN
MEDFORD
PLYMOUTH
QUINCY
REVERE
PEABODY
TAUNTON
DORCHESTER CENTER
METHUEN
LAWRENCE
LYNN
ATTLEBORO
NEW BEDFORD
BRIGHTON
EVERETT

Ames Nowell State Park
Ames Nowell is a year-round day use area with recreational activity centered around Cleveland Pond which is popular with boaters and fisherman. Development includes a picnic area, ball field and several miles of trails along the pond edge and the surrounding woods.........more >
Ashland State Park
Ashland State Park has 470 acres including the 157 acre Ashland Reservoir. The park is operated seasonally and provides opportunities for swimming, picnicking, boating, fishing, bicycling and hiking. Beach improvements at the park include facilities for wheelchair access to the boathouse and by ramp into the pond.........more >
B W Palmer State Park
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Boston Harbor Island State Park
This 17-island state park is part of the 34-island Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area. They are a wonderful natural resource, only 45 minutes by ferry from downtown Boston. Seventeen of the islands are managed the Department of Conservation and Recreation DCR. Six of the 17 islands, and Webb State ........more >
Boston National Historic Park
Boston National Historical Park is an association of sites that together give the visitor a coherent view of the city's role in the nation's history. In downtown Boston, Old South Meeting House, Old State House, Faneuil Hall, the Paul Revere House and Old North Church bring to life the American ideals ........more >
Boxford State Forest
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Carlisle State Forest
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Cochituate State Park
Cochituate State Park is a popular regional day use park featuring water based recreational opportunities including boating, swimming, windsurfing, and fishing on its three large lakes. Picnicking, swimming, and boat launching are limited to the main area of the park on the middle lake and boaters can ........more >
Cushing Memorial State Park
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Demarest Lloyd Memorial State Park
This park is one of the best kept secrets in the Massachusetts forest and park system. Here, an 1800-foot saltwater beach is backed by rambling hills of beach grass and shaded, grassy picnic sites. A broad, scenic marsh lines the Slocum River on the park's eastern edge. The beach is ideal for families ........more >
Dighton Rock State Park
An 11-foot-high glacial erratic boulder known as Dighton Rock once rested on the shore of the Taunton River adjacent to this park. Covered with petroglyphs, carved designs of ancient and uncertain origin, the rock is now installed in a small museum. The museum open by appointment exhibits several explanations ........more >
Dorchester Heights National Historic Site
The seizure and fortification of Dorchester Heights in March 1776 was the first real stroke of military success enjoyed by the Continental Army in the War for Independence. Not only were the British forced to evacuate Boston by Gen. George Washington's unexpected move, but this success served also to ........more >
F L Olmsted National Historic Site
Frederick Law Olmsted 1822-1903 is recognized as the founder of American landscape architecture and the nation's foremost parkmaker. Olmsted moved his home to suburban Boston in 1883 and established the world's first full-scale professional office for the practice of landscape design. During the next ........more >
Fiske Hill National Park
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Foxborough State Forest
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Freetown Fall River State Forest
Just 5 minutes from Fall River and Taunton, and 15 minutes from New Bedford, Freetown State Forest is a vast tract of public land acquired over a twenty year period beginning in the 1930's. Near the main entrance is a day use area, with wading pool, picnic area, fields and restrooms. The remainder of ........more >
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.........more >
Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge NWR is located just 20 miles west of Boston. The refuge was established in 1947 to provide nesting, resting, and feeding habitat for migratory birds. Roughly 85 percent of the refugeaposs 3,600 acres is comprised of valuable freshwater wetlands stretching along ........more >
Harold Parker State Forest
Harold Parker State Forest, which lies in Andover, North Andover, North Reading and Middleton, comprises just over 3,000 acres of Central Hardwood-Hemlock-White Pine type of forest. The forest is twenty miles north of Boston and within one hour's drive of three million people. Recreational opportunities ........more >
Hopkinton State Park
Hopkinton State Park is located in the towns of Hopkinton and Ashland and includes the picturesque Hopkinton Reservoir. The park offers a variety of year round recreational activities including 2 life guarded swimming beaches, stocked fishing, 1 reservable group picnic site see Split Rock below, 12 ........more >
Hopkinton State Park Swimming Pool Dam
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Hopkinton State Park Swimming Pool Reservoir
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J F Kennedy Birthplace National Historic Site
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J Harry Rich State Forest
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Lowell Heritage State Park Information Center
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Lowell-Dracut State Forest
Located in three towns, this forest contains 1,140 acres including 180 acres of ponds, swamps, and wetlands. It is the probable site of a Native American village prior to colonial settlement and later was acquired to obtain granite for canals and factory foundations. The forest has six miles of trails ........more >
Minute Man National Historical Park
The events of April 19, 1775 were a turning point in the long struggle between Mother England and her American colonies. In a march of protest and petition turned independence and revolution, the fighting on April 19, 1775 would foreshadow the rebellious action of the American colonies to ultimately ........more >
Myles Standish State Forest
Sprawling across the southern sections of Plymouth and Carver, Myles Standish State Forest is the largest publicly owned recreation area in southeastern Massachusetts. MSSF offers five camping areas, tucked into the forest or set along the edges of four of the park's 16 ponds.All are beautifully maintained ........more >
Myles Standish State Park
Sprawling across the southern sections of Plymouth and Carver, Myles Standish State Forest is the largest publicly owned recreation area in southeastern Massachusetts. MSSF offers five camping areas, tucked into the forest or set along the edges of four of the park's 16 ponds.All are beautifully maintained ........more >
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1942 primarily to provide feeding, resting, and nesting habitat for migratory birds. Located along the Atlantic Flyway, the refuge is of vital stopover significance to waterfowl, shorebirds, and songbirds during pre- and postbreeding migratory ........more >
Rehoboth State Forest
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Saugus Ironworks National Historic Site
This is the site of the first integrated ironworks in North America, 1646-1668. It includes the reconstructed blast furnace, forge, rolling mill, and a restored seventeenth century house. With the archeological site of the seventeenth-century iron-making plant, the museum collection, the seventeenth-century ........more >
Townsend State Forest
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Warren H Manning State Park
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Watson Pond State Park
Watson Pond State Park is a beautiful 10 acre park in Taunton. Operated seasonally, it offers swimming and picnicking. Amenities include a 300 beach, a picnic area, a bath house and a small pavilion. Easy access from Rte. 495 makes it a popular park for families and groups. ........more >
Whitehall State Park
This park consists almost entirely of water the 592 acre Whitehall Reservoir was once used as a source of drinking water. The area offers boating, fishing, a public boat ramp, and hiking trails.........more >
Willard Brook State Forest
Willard Brook State Forest contains 2,597 acres and is located in the towns of Ashby and Townsend, 50 miles from Boston. Here you can find the character and feeling of forests usually found much farther west in the state with a tumbling brook and quick water amid groves of classic New England woods. A ........more >
Willowdale State Forest
Willowdale offers trail-use opportunities on 40 miles of trails and fishing and boating on 100 acre Hood Pond. There are no developed recreational facilities at the Forest which exists as two separate parcels divided by Route 1. The eastern block of the Forest abuts Bradley Palmer State Park and the Ipswich River.........more >
Wompatuck State Park
Located just a 35-minute drive from downtown Boston, Wompatuck State Park offers 262 wooded campsites 140 of them with electricity, 12 miles of paved bicycle trails, and many miles of wooded bridle paths and hiking trails. The park is very popular with trailer campers electrical and water hookups are ........more >
Wrentham State Forest
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