Our Favorite Hiking Trails in Massachusetts

July 01, 2020

Wash out your water bottles and whip up some trail mix - summertime is here and the weather is great for a family hike! Take a look at a few of our favorite family-friendly trails across Massachusetts below. Happy trails!

Central Massachusetts

The Cascade Falls Loop Trail - Bring your pets along for this scenic walk that runs along a beautiful waterfall.

135 Olean St, Worcester, MA 01602

http://www.gwlt.org/lands-and-trails/four-town-worcester-greenway/cascades/

West Fitchburg Steamline Trail - This gravel trail can be easily biked or walked, and is a little over a half-mile long.

491-507 Westminster St, Fitchburg, MA 01420

http://www.ci.fitchburg.ma.us/Facilities/Facility/Details/West-Fitchburg-Streamline-Trail-Park-24

Callahan State Park - This state park includes 19 different hiking trails where you can run, bike, or take a relaxed walk with your family and friends.

1048 Edmands Rd, Framingham, MA 01701

https://www.mass.gov/locations/callahan-state-park

Western Massachusetts

Pittsfield State Forest - This state park has nine great hiking trails for beginner and advanced hikers. Remember to grab a trail map!

1041 Cascade St, Pittsfield, MA 01201

https://www.mass.gov/locations/pittsfield-state-forest

Connecticut Riverwalk and Bikeway - Take a walk, bike, or break out the roller-skates for this paved river walk that runs along the scenic Connecticut River.

121 West Street Springfield, MA

https://www.springfield-ma.gov/park/index.php?id=riverwalk

Rocky Mountain Park - This trail is a local favorite in Greenfield. This rocky trail can be a bit harder on your feet so if you have a pair of boots, this may be the trail to wear them.

70 Mountain Rd, Greenfield, MA 01301

https://www.greenfieldrecreation.com/parks.html

Eastern Massachusetts

Charles River Reservation - This 20-mile reservation is great for a family walk or a relaxing and healthy outdoor picnic!

1175A Soldiers Field Rd, Boston, MA 02116

https://www.mass.gov/locations/charles-river-reservation

D.W. Field Park - Enjoy this relaxing loop around four beautiful bodies of water the Brockton Reservoir, Waldo Lake, Porter pond, and 30-Acre Pond.

D W Field E Pkwy, Brockton, MA 02301

https://brockton.ma.us/city-departments/parks-and-recreation/

Baker Meadow Reservation - See more than 145 different species of birds at this migratory hotspot.

14 Oriole Dr, Andover, MA 01810

https://www.mass-trails.org/towns/Andover/bakersmeadowreservationavis.html

We hope to see you out on a trail this summer!