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Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (978)-443-4661 Email: fw5rw_emnwr@fws.gov Distance: 2.13 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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Minute Man National Historical Park

Rank: 73 2 Activites Distance: 11.78 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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Connecticut River Byway - Massachusetts National Park

Phone: (413)-781-6045 Email: ccurtis@pvpc.org Distance: 11.97 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: 12.50 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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Lowell National Historical Park

Rank: 112 1 Activites Email: lowe_superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 17.01 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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Northeast Region, - Waltham, Ma Boston National Park

1 Activites Phone: (781)-663-0130 Email: waltham.archives@nara.gov Distance: 20.12 miles

The Boston facility is located on the Frederick C. Murphy Federal Center. Private First Class Frederick C. Murphy was a U.S. Army medic in World War II who earned the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously for acts of exceptional courage and bravery on March 18, 1945, at Saarlautern, Germany. An exhibit documenting his heroic deeds is on permanent display in the facility's lobby. The facility ...

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Barre Falls Dam National Park

5 Activites Phone: (978)-928-4712 Distance: 23.19 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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Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (978)-443-4661 Email: fw5rw_emnwr@fws.gov Distance: 23.86 miles

Assabet River NWR, formerly referred to as the U.S. Army's Fort Devens Sudbury Training Annex, is a 2,230-acre parcel of land located approximately 25 miles west of Boston, and 4 miles west of the Eastern Massachusetts NWR Complex Headquarters. It is located in portions of the Towns of Hudson, Maynard, Stow and Sudbury and covers approximately 3.5 square miles. The Assabet River NWR consists of tw...

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Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site

Rank: 283 1 Activites Email: garrett_cloer@nps.gov Distance: 24.70 miles

Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site preserves the home of Henry W. Longfellow, one of the world's foremost 19th century poets. The house also served as headquarters for General George Washington during the Siege of Boston, July 1775 - April 1776. In addition to its rich history, the site offers unique opportunities to explore 19th century literature and arts.

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site

Rank: 333 Phone: (617)-566-7937 Email: sara_patton@nps.gov Distance: 25.60 miles

In 1966, Rose Kennedy, the President's mother returned to her family's first home and birthplace of John F. Kennedy with the intention of sharing the values and expectations she believed defined her children's early years. Today, visitors travel back in time through Mrs. Kennedy's memories to understand the Kennedy family's early years and how she helped Americans memorialize John Kennedy.

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Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

Rank: 355 2 Activites Email: alan_banks@nps.gov Distance: 25.88 miles

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 century, his sons and successors perpetuated Olmsted's design ideals, philosophy, and influence.

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West Hill Dam National Park

5 Activites Phone: (508)-278-2511 Distance: 27.22 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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Charles River National Park

1 Activites Phone: (508)-278-2511 Distance: 27.27 miles

Once called, "Quinobequin" by native Indians, Captain John Smith renamed the area for Charles I of England. The winding river rambles for 80 miles from its headwaters, covers an area of over 300 square miles and is the most densely populated river basin in New England. The area provides for wetlands and wildlife and recreation activities. For up-to-date information, call (508) 278-2511.

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Boston African American National Historic Site

Rank: 135 1 Activites Phone: (617)-742-5415 Email: boaf_mail@nps.gov Distance: 28.22 miles

Centered on the north slope of Beacon Hill, the African American community of 19th century Boston led the city and the nation in the fight against slavery and injustice. These remarkable men and women, together with their allies, were leaders in Abolition Movement, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, and the early struggle for equal rights and education.

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Boston National Historical Park

Rank: 33 2 Activites Phone: (617)-242-5641 Email: BOST_Email@nps.gov Distance: 28.30 miles

Discover how one city could be the Cradle of Liberty, site of the first major battle of American Revolution, and home to many who espoused that freedom can be extended to all.

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Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area Park

6 Activites Email: boha_information@nps.gov Distance: 28.34 miles

. . . where you can walk a Civil War-era fort, visit historic lighthouses, explore tide pools, hike lush trails, camp under the stars, or relax while fishing, picnicking or swimming-all within reach of downtown Boston. Youth programs, visitor services, research, wildlife management, and more are coordinated on the park's 34 islands and peninsulas by the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership.

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Birch Hill Dam National Park

4 Activites Phone: (978)-249-4467 Distance: 29.05 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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Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site

Rank: 352 3 Activites Email: SAIR_Iron_Works_House@nps.gov Distance: 29.27 miles

In the 1600's, on the banks of the Saugus River, something extraordinary happened. Explore the place where European iron makers brought their special skills to a young Massachusetts colony. This nine-acre National Park includes working waterwheels, hot forges, mills, an historic 17th century home and a lush river basin.

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Hodges Village Dam National Park

5 Activites Phone: (508)-248-5697 Distance: 30.27 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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Wapack National Wildlife Refuge Park

1 Activites Phone: (603)-431-7511 Email: jimmie_reynolds@fws.gov Distance: 30.40 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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Buffumville Lake National Park

9 Activites Phone: (508)-248-5697 Distance: 31.12 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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Adams National Historical Park

Rank: 150 2 Activites Email: ADAM_Visitor_Center@nps.gov Distance: 33.55 miles

From the sweet little farm at the foot of Penn's Hill to the gentleman's country estate at Peace field, Adams National Historical Park is the story of "heroes, statesman, philosophers ... and learned women" whose ideas and actions helped to transform thirteen disparate colonies into one united nation.

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Tully Lake National Park

5 Activites Phone: (978)-249-9150 Distance: 34.19 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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Edward Macdowell Lake National Park

8 Activites Phone: (603)-924-3431 Distance: 34.25 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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Essex National Heritage Area Park

8 Activites Phone: (978)-740-0444 Email: webmaster@essexheritage.org Distance: 35.01 miles

The Essex National Heritage Area begins just 10 miles north of Boston and covers 500 square miles of eastern Massachusetts to the New Hampshire border. The Area includes hundreds of historical sites, miles of intact landscapes, glistening coastal regions and lifetimes of rich experiences that chronicle the history of our region and of our nation.

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