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Birch Hill Dam National Park

4 Activites Phone: (978)-249-4467 Distance: 5.79 miles

This 82-acre natural lake boasts the Lake Dennison Recreation Area, offering picnic areas, hunting, hiking, campgrounds and a swimming beach managed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Tent campers, RV'ers and day use visitors make the area a popular summer destination. Winter activities include snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. For up-to-date information, call (978) 249-4467.

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Tully Lake National Park

5 Activites Phone: (978)-249-9150 Distance: 5.98 miles

Tully Lake is a 1300-acre flood control project completed in 1949. The reservoir area is rich with natural beauty and outdoor recreation. A tents-only campground with 35 sites lies on the north side of the 200-acre lake. Adjacent to the dam, the Recreation Area offers picnic sites and a boat ramp with a 10-HP maximum. Twenty-three miles of hiking trails extend around the lake, Long Pond, and off-s...

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Barre Falls Dam National Park

5 Activites Phone: (978)-928-4712 Distance: 12.16 miles

The Mid-State Hiking Trail traverses the park and provides easy access to this popular local hiking activity. Picnicking, canoeing, fishing and hunting are popular summer sports. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are prominent in winter. Wildlife viewing and scenery observation of the Ware River Watershed are popular year-round. For up-to-date information, call (978) 928-4712.

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Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge Park

3 Activites Phone: (413)-548-8002 Distance: 20.18 miles

Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge was established in 1997 to conserve, protect and enhance the abundance and diversity of native plant, fish and wildlife species and the ecosystems on which they depend throughout the 7.2 million acre Connecticut River watershed. The watershed covers large areas of Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut. It contains a great div...

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Edward Macdowell Lake National Park

8 Activites Phone: (603)-924-3431 Distance: 25.18 miles

A picturesque recreation area located near Peterborough, this facility is named after the famous composer and concert pianist, Edward Alexander MacDowell. In 1907 his wife, Marian, established the MacDowell Colony for artists. In continuous operation, the Colony offers a uniquely creative environment in the beauty of New Hampshire. For up-to-date information, call (603) 924-3431.

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New England National Scenic Trail Park

1 Activites Email: charles_tracy@nps.gov Distance: 25.44 miles

From the Sound to the Summits: the New England Trail covers 215 miles from Long Island Sound across long ridges to scenic mountain summits in Connecticut and Massachusetts. The trail offers panoramic vistas and close-ups of New England's natural and cultural landscape: traprock ridges, historic village centers, farmlands, unfragmented forests, quiet streams, steep river valleys and waterfalls.

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Otter Brook Lake National Park

6 Activites Phone: (603)-352-4130 Distance: 26.80 miles

This picturesque lake prohibits the use of gasoline motorboats. Trout are stocked both above and below the dam by the State. Recreational facilities include horseshoe pits, picnic areas, hiking trails, ballfields, grills, drinking water, an interpretive trail, restrooms, a boat launch ramp and swimming area. Fees apply for the use of some park facilities. For up-to-date information, call (603)...

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Wapack National Wildlife Refuge Park

1 Activites Phone: (603)-431-7511 Email: jimmie_reynolds@fws.gov Distance: 27.64 miles

Wapack National Wildlife Refuge was New Hampshire's first refuge and was established through a donation in 1972. The 1,672-acre refuge is located about 20 miles west of Nashua, New Hampshire and encompasses the 2,278 ft. North Pack Monadnock Mountain. The refuge is a popular hawk migration area and provides nesting habitat for numerous migratory songbirds such as the tree sparrow, Swainson's thr...

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Surry Mountain Lake National Park

8 Activites Phone: (603)-352-2447 Distance: 30.78 miles

The Ashuelot River offers fishing for bass and stocked trout. The lake is limited to 10-hp engines on vessels. Activities include a nature trail, hunting, fishing, trapping, snowmobiling, picnic areas, a swimming beach, an overhead group shelter, a boat ramp, grills, drinking water, restrooms and horseshoe pits. Fees and permits may be required. For up-to-date information, call (603) 352-4130.

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East Brimfield Lake National Park

7 Activites Phone: (508)-347-3705 Distance: 31.39 miles

Popular with summer and winter park visitors alike, this area offers year-round opportunities.Enjoy the swimming beaches, boating, fishing, picnicking, hiking and canoeing during the summer. The swimming beaches are located at Streeter Beach in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Managed by the Department of Environmental Management) and Lake Siog (often called Holland Pond)in Hollnad Massachusetts. Boat r...

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Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (978)-443-4661 Email: fw5rw_emnwr@fws.gov Distance: 32.04 miles

Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located in north-central Massachusetts, approximately 35 miles northwest of Boston, MA. The refuge lies within the towns of Ayer and Shirley in Middlesex County and the towns of Harvard and Lancaster in Worcester County. The refuge consists of approximately 1,667acres of upland, southern New England flood-plain forest, and wetland communities along nearly ...

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Buffumville Lake National Park

9 Activites Phone: (508)-248-5697 Distance: 33.65 miles

Recognized as the Project of the Year 2000, this 200-acre lake offers state-of-the-art facilities for the latest recreational pursuits including BMX-style bike jumps, mountain bike trails and an 18-hole disk golf course. More traditional forms of recreation include fishing, hunting, 7 miles of multi-use trails, group picnic shelters and ice skating. For up-to-date information, call (508) 248-569...

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Westville Lake National Park

6 Activites Phone: (508)-764-6424 Distance: 33.71 miles

The developed, handicapp accessble park includes a 3-acre athletic field popular with softball and soccer players and kite flyers. Numerous picnic tables, some with charcoal stoves and two picnic shelters with large 4x4 charcoal stoves are available. The shelters are reservable. Photographers, hikers and bird watchers enjoy the undeveloped lands. The abandoned old Grand Truck Railroad parallels th...

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Conant Brook Dam National Park

2 Activites Phone: (508)-347-3705 Distance: 34.12 miles

Horseback riders, mountain bikers, hikers and cross-country skiers will enjoy the miles of trails in the area. The streamside environment along Conant and Vinica brooks offers anglers excellent native trout fishing, while warmwater fishermen enjoy the pool above the dam. Hunting is also popular among park visitors. For up-to-date information, call (508) 347-3705.

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Hodges Village Dam National Park

5 Activites Phone: (508)-248-5697 Distance: 34.18 miles

Canoe launch and parking areas provide access to the French River above and below the dam. Over 15 miles of trails are maintained. Recreational opportunities include nature study, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, hunting, dirt biking and snowmobiling. The nearby town of Oxford also provides tennis courts, baseball fields and skateboard park. For up-to-date information, call (508) 248-5697.

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Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Rank: 331 1 Activites Distance: 37.07 miles

For nearly two centuries, the US Armed Forces and American industry looked to Springfield Armory for innovative engineering and superior firearms. Springfield Armory National Historic Site commemorates the critical role of the nation's first armory by preserving and interpreting the world's largest historic US military small arms collection, along with historic archives, buildings, and landscapes.

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Quinebaug & Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor Park

3 Activites Distance: 38.99 miles

This is a special kind of park. It embraces numerous towns, villages and a total population of about 300,000. Quinebaug & Shetucket is not a traditional park. Instead, citizens, businesses, nonprofit cultural and environmental organizations, local and state governments, and the National Park Service work together to preserve and celebrate the region's cultural, historical and natural heritage.

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Knightville Dam National Park

4 Activites Phone: (413)-667-3430 Distance: 39.31 miles

Fly fishing is popular in the Little and Westfield rivers where brown, brook and rainbow trout are stocked by the State. The Claude M. Hill Horse Trail provides horseback riding. Indian Hollow Campground is available for reservation groups and civic organizations. Hiking, hunting, mountain biking and snowmobiling are enjoyed seasonally. For up-to-date information, call (413) 667-3430.

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Littleville Lake National Park

6 Activites Phone: (413)-667-3656 Distance: 41.04 miles

The launch boat ramp (10-hp limit) provides anglers easy access to the stocked brook, rainbow and brown trout, in addition to the native populations of warmwater fish. Stream fishing is available along 1.5 miles of the Middle Branch of the Westfield River. Hunting for deer and upland game birds and ice fishing are seasonally available. For up-to-date information, call (413) 667-3656.

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Connecticut River Byway - Massachusetts National Park

Phone: (413)-781-6045 Email: ccurtis@pvpc.org Distance: 42.20 miles

Historic villages and working landscapes combine with natural riverine beauty to create a journey though Colonial history along the Connecticut River Byway. The byway traverses a beautiful pastoral landscape of riverside farmlands, historic village centers founded in the late 1600s, working landscapes laid out during Colonial times, tobacco barns, and vistas of the Connecticut River and the Mount ...

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Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (978)-443-4661 Email: fw5rw_emnwr@fws.gov Distance: 42.65 miles

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 refuge's 3,600 acres is comprised of valuable freshwater wetlands stretching along 12 miles of the Concord and Sudbury Rivers. Well known for its birdwatching opportunities, the publi...

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Minute Man National Historical Park

Rank: 73 2 Activites Distance: 42.73 miles

At Minute Man National Historical Park the opening battle of the Revolution is brought to life as visitors explore the battlefields and structures associated with April 19, 1775, and witness the American revolutionary spirit through the writings of the Concord authors.

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Townshend Lake National Park

7 Activites Phone: (802)-365-7703 Distance: 42.80 miles

Boats are limited to a 10-hp. Fishing is good to excellent for smallmouth bass, brown and rainbow trout. Recreation facilities include a boat launch, swim area, picnic tables, grills, hiking trails, ballfield, drinking water and restrooms. Fees apply for some facilities. Both summer and winter activities are popular with park visitors. For up-to-date information, call (802) 365-7703.

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West Hill Dam National Park

5 Activites Phone: (508)-278-2511 Distance: 43.19 miles

Families of all ages enjoy swimming in a small natural pool, picknicking, hiking and biking the trails, and the challenges of the accessible playground. Three group shelters, one near the dam, offer a great facility for hosting graduation parties, family reunions and church or other organization events. Hunting and fishing are popular during seasons. The diverse habitat makes it one of the fines...

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Lowell National Historical Park

Rank: 112 1 Activites Email: lowe_superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 44.69 miles

Discover the continuing revolution. Lowell's water-powered textile mills catapulted the nation – including immigrant families and early female factory workers – into an uncertain new industrial era. Nearly 200 years later, the changes that began here still reverberate in our shifting global economy. Explore Lowell, a living monument to the dynamic human story of the Industrial Revolution.

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