It is not always feasible to take an extended trip to another part of the country to visit a park, which is why we also love exploring state parks. Massachusetts is home to us (with the other New England states close by) and we are trying to check out what these local parks have to offer.
Follow along below as we adventure to the state parks, forests, reservoirs, reservations, and more, all right in our own backyard.
It is always more fun to explore new parks with good friends!
We spent 2 nights on Grape Island exploring tide pools, fishing, swimming, and enjoying each others company.
This former estate covers 480 acres of land along the Merrimack River and has a little bit of everything.
The park is located in an old abandoned marble quarry and the textures and patterns in the rock formations are gorgeous.
Stew stopped off to fly fish in the Sift River river while Logan and I enjoyed a picnic lunch and laid under the sky and pointed out shapes in the clouds.
This parks main feature is Fort Independence which stands on the island in Boston Harbor.
There are over 20 miles of trails at Great Brook, as well as a working dairy farm which makes it a unique park to visit.
What once was a pond now looks like a field, and this foreign landscape felt like walking on another planet.
Sometimes you just need to blaze your own trail.
A family friendly state park.