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Merrimack Valley Walk / Bike- Paved roadsRails trails conservancy massachusettsBruce Freeman Rail TrailLot- freehttp://brucefreemanrailtrail.org/No known costChelmsford Center for the Arts, 1A North Rd. (Rt. 4), Chelmsford
The Bruce Freeman Trail is open to non-motorized uses such as cycling, jogging, walking, and skiing. Other uses such as rollerblading and equestrian use may also be possible depending on the design.6.8-mile segment opened in Lowell, Chelmsford, and Westford.North Shore
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Merrimack Valley Hiking PathsLocal City/Regional Private conservation groupAVIS Trails- Many in andover communityLot- freehttp://www.avisandover.org/map.htmlNo known costVisit here http://www.avisandover.org/explore.htmlAbout 1100 acres of AVIS reservations are open to all for hiking, birding, and cross country skiing.Merrimack Valley
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North Shore Hiking / Biking- PathsMA Department of Conservation and Recreation Bradley Palmer State ParkLot- paidhttp://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-north/bradley-palmer-state-park.htmlNo known cost 40 Asbury St, Topsfield, MA 01983Daily Parking Fee: $5 MA Vehicle, $6 non-MA Vehicle (Main Lot and Wading Pool Areas). Restrooms Canoeing
Fishing Hiking, Horseback Riding Trails, Mountain Biking, Picnicking, Skiing (Cross-Country), Walking Trails
Southern New Hampshire Shore
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Boston Metro North Walk / Bike- Paved roadsRails trails conservancy massachusettsAlewife Linear Park/Somerville Community PathLot- paidhttps://www.traillink.com/trail/alewife-linear-parksomerville-community-path/Yes, check websiteAlewife T-station (Cambridge) and Cedar Street (Somerville)2 miles longGreater Lynn
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North Shore Walk / Bike- Paved roadsRails trails conservancy massachusettsAmesbury RiverwalkStreethttps://www.traillink.com/trail/amesbury-riverwalk/No known costWater Street and Carriagetown Marketplace off Rocky Hill Road (Amesbury)1.3 milesGreater Salem
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Merrimack Valley Walk / Bike- Paved roadsRails trails conservancy massachusettsBradford Rail TrailStreethttps://www.traillink.com/trail/bradford-rail-trail/No known cost Middlesex St. behind Roma Restaurant and S. Elm St.1.3 milesGreater Cape Ann
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Greater Salem Walk / Bike- Paved roadsCity of Salem Bridge St Bike TrailStreethttps://www.traillink.com/trail/bridge-street-bike-trail/No known costMarch Streeet, Salem and Bridge Street & Bridge Street Bypass1 milesBoston Metro North
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Merrimack Valley Hiking / Biking- PathsLocal City/Regional Private conservation groupHaggetts Rail Trail Streethttps://www.traillink.com/trail/haggetts-rail-trail/No known costHaggetts Pond Rd and High Plain Rd2 miles, Bike, Wheelchair Accessible, Horseback Riding, Walking, Cross Country SkiingBoston Metro West
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North Shore Hiking / Biking- PathsRails trails conservancy massachusettsIndepdencence GreenwayLot- freehttps://www.traillink.com/trail/independence-greenway/No known costNorth Shore Mall on Rt. 128 and Russell St. at the Ispwich River8 miles, Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking, Cross Country SkiingActivity
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Merrimack Valley Walk / Bike- Paved roadsRails trails conservancy massachusettsLowell Canal System unknown https://www.traillink.com/trail/lowell-canal-system-trails/No known costLowell National Historical Park and Pawtucket Street1.9 miles, Bike, Wheelchair Accessible, WalkingWalk / Bike- Paved roads
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North Shore Hiking / Biking- PathsRails trails conservancy massachusettsMarblehead Rail TrailStreethttps://www.traillink.com/trail/marblehead-rail-trail/No known costAnderson St. at Highland Terr. (Marblehead) and Beach Bluff Ave. (Swampscott) and Canal St. (Salem)4.1 miles, Bike, Mountain Biking, Walking, Cross Country SkiingHiking / Biking- Paths
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Merrimack Valley Hiking / Biking- PathsRails trails conservancy massachusettsMethuen Rail Trail Streethttps://www.traillink.com/trail/methuen-rail-trail/No known costManchester Street Park (Lawrence) and Hampshire Road (Salem)2.4 miles Bike, Wheelchair Accessible, WalkingHiking Paths
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Boston Metro North Walk / Bike- Paved roadsRails trails conservancy massachusettsMinuteman Bikeway Lot- paidhttps://www.traillink.com/trail/minuteman-bikeway/Yes, check websiteAlewife MBTA Station (West Cambridge) and South Road (Bedford)9.7 miles Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, WalkingPublic Swimming
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North Shore Hiking / Biking- PathsRails trails conservancy massachusettsNorthern Strand Community TrailLot- freehttps://www.traillink.com/trail/northern-strand-community-trail/No known costAir Force Rd. (Everett) and Beach St. (Malden); Laurel St. (Saugus) to Lincoln Ave./Boston St. (Saugus)5.6 miles Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking, Cross Country SkiingBeach
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North Shore Walk / Bike- Paved roadsRails trails conservancy massachusettsOld Eastern Marsh Trailunknown https://www.traillink.com/trail/old-eastern-marsh-trail/No known costMerrimakc River near Friedenfels Street and Mudnock Road1.4 miles Bike, Inline Skating, Fishing, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking, Cross Country Skiing
Animal Sanctuary / Animal Volunteering
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Greater Salem Hiking / Biking- PathsRails trails conservancy massachusettsSalem-Beverly Canal path Lot- freehttps://www.traillink.com/trail/salem-beverly-canal-path-(grand-wenham-canal-path)/No known costIpswich River, Topsfield and Cherry Street, Wenham2 miles, Bike, WalkingPlayground
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North Shore Hiking / Biking- PathsRails trails conservancy massachusettsSalisbury Point Ghost TrailStreethttps://www.traillink.com/trail/salisbury-point-ghost-trail/No known cost Lions Park and Rabbit Road (Salisbury)1.8 miles, Bike, Wheelchair Accessible, Mountain Biking, Walking, Cross Country SkiingOpen Gardens
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Merrimack Valley Walk / Bike- Paved roadsRails trails conservancy massachusettsSpicket River Greenway Streethttps://www.traillink.com/trail/spicket-river-greenway/No known costManchester Street Park and Ferrous Foundry Park 3.5 Bike, Inline Skating, WalkingFresh food picking
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North Shore Hiking / Biking- PathsRails trails conservancy massachusettsTopsfield Linear common and Wenham Rail Trail Streethttps://www.traillink.com/trail/topsfield-linear-common-and-wenham-rail-trail/No known costTopsfield Road (Topsfield) and Pye Brook Lane (Boxford)4.9 miles, Bike, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Walking, Cross Country Skiing
Water Sports (Kayak, Canoe, etc.)
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North Shore Hiking / Biking- PathsTrustees of ReservationAppleton Farms Grass RidesLot- freehttp://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/north-shore/appleton-farms-grass-rides.htmlNo known cost219 County Rd, Ipswich, MA 019385.5 miles of grass avenues (easy walking) that serve as a link in the Bay Circuit Trail and the "Discover Hamilton" trail system. Appleton Farms has additional facility-related paid activitiesFishing
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North Shore Hiking PathsTrustees of ReservationCastle Hill on Crane EstateLot- paidhttp://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/north-shore/castle-hill-crane.htmlYes, check website290 Argilla Rd, Ipswich, MA 01938Four miles of trails and roads. Moderate hiking. Castle Hill is a link in the Bay Circuit Trail. Optional Paid tours of homeOther
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North Shore BeachTrustees of ReservationCrane Beach on Crane EstateLot- paidhttp://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/north-shore/crane-beach.htmlYes, check website 310 Argilla Rd, Ipswich, MA 019385.5 miles of trails traverse dunes and track the beachfront on both the Ipswich Bay and Essex River Estuary sides of the Castle Neck peninsula. Moderate hiking. In-season: Lifeguards and rangers, bike rack, bathhouses (with toilets and changing area), outside showers, picnic tables, Crane Beach Store (refreshments and merchandise), drinking water fountains (located outside the bathhouses), information kiosk, transportation for mobility-impaired and challenged visitors. Off-season: portable toilets (located outside bathhouses), transportation for mobility-impaired and challenged visitors..
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North Shore Hiking PathsTrustees of ReservationOld Town Hill Lot- freehttp://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/north-shore/old-town-hill.htmlNo known costNewman Road Newbury, MA 019513 miles of trails. Moderate hiking, strenuous in places.Management
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Boston Metro North Hiking PathsTrustees of ReservationShattuck ReservationLot- freehttp://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/greater-boston/shattuck-reservation.htmlNo known costCauseway Street Medfield, MA 020521.5 mile loop trail with side trails. Moderate walking. Trail extension across Causeway Street connects Shattuck Reservation to 4 miles of trails at Noon Hill.
MA Department of Conservation and Recreation
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Merrimack Valley Hiking / Biking- PathsTrustees of ReservationWard ReservationLot- paidhttp://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/north-shore/ward-reservation.htmlYes, check websiteProspect Road Andover and North Andover, MA 01810Parking: $5 per car for nonmembers; FREE for members Almost 10 miles of trails, easy-to-moderate hiking, strenuous in places. Some of the trails here are part of the Bay Circuit Trail, a regional greenway linking the North Shore and South Shore. MA Audubon Society
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Greater Cape Ann Hiking PathsTrustees of ReservationAggasiz Rock Lot- freehttp://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/north-shore/agassiz-rock.htmlNo known costSchool Street Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 019441-mile loop trail (moderate hiking) takes in both Big and Little Agassiz Rocks. Following long periods of rain, when the water table is high, the immediate area surrounding Big Agassiz Rock can be flooded.Trustees of Reservation
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North Shore BeachTrustees of ReservationCrowninshield IslandLot- freehttp://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/north-shore/crowninshield-island.htmlNo known costDolliber Cove, Marblehead, MA 01945This intimate outcropping features a short loop trail and is ideal for families, who can reach the island by boat or, at low tide, on foot across the shallows.A short footpath leads walkers around the 5-acre island. Essex County Greenbelt
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Greater Cape Ann Hiking / Biking- PathsTrustees of ReservationGreenwood Farm Lot- freehttp://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/north-shore/greenwood-farm.htmlNo known cost47 Jeffrey's Neck Road
Ipswich, MA 01938
2.5 miles of trails. Easy walking.Charles River Convervacy
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Greater Cape Ann Hiking PathsTrustees of ReservationHamlin ReservationLot- freehttp://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/north-shore/hamlin-reservation.htmlNo known costArgilla Road Ipswich, MA 019381-mile loop trail; moderate walking.National Park Services
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Greater Salem Open GardensTrustees of ReservationLong HIll GardensLot- freehttp://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/north-shore/long-hill.htmlNo known cost572 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915A popular 1.2-mile main loop trail – great for families – passes through quintessentially New England woodlands dotted by vernal pools and imposing boulders. Guided tours are offered in spring, summer, and fall. See Programs for details.
Local City/Regional Private conservation group
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Greater Salem Hiking PathsTrustees of ReservationMisery IslandLot- paidhttp://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/north-shore/misery-islands.htmlYes, check websiteSalem Sound Salem, MA 019442.5 miles of trails. Moderate hiking.ake your boat to Great Misery and hike past the remains of a
former resort on the way to a mixed habitat of forest, small meadows,
and rocky shore. Enjoy memorable views of Salem Sound and the North
Shore
Rails trails conservancy massachusetts
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Merrimack Valley Open GardensTrustees of ReservationStevens Coolidge PlaceLot- freehttp://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/north-shore/stevens-coolidge-place.htmlNo known cost137 Andover Street, North Andover, MA 01845Visitors today can enjoy this peaceful outdoor “hidden gem” year-round. They can also tour the Main House where Chinese porcelain and other Asian artifacts mingle with American furniture and American and European decorative arts. The entry hall mural was painted by Spanish artist Joseph Remidas. A dramatic split staircase, delft-tiled dining-room fireplace and tavern ballroom are also on display.City of Gloucester
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Greater Cape Ann Hiking PathsTrustees of ReservationStavros ReservationLot- freehttp://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/north-shore/stavros-reservation.htmlNo known costIsland Road, Essex, MA 01929Enjoy an easy ascent to a coastal hilltop that rewards you with panoramic views of Crane Beach and the Essex River estuary.City of Lawrence
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Merrimack Valley Hiking PathsTrustees of ReservationWeir Hill Lot- freehttp://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/north-shore/weir-hill.htmlNo known costStevens Street, North Andover, MA 01845Four miles of trails, easy to moderate hiking, strenuous in places.City of Lynn
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North Shore Hiking PathsMA Audubon Society Endicott Wildlife SanctuaryLot- freehttp://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/endicottNo known cost346 Grapevine Road, Wenham, MA 01984Towering hardwoods and conifers growing along rugged ravines.Wet meadow habitat hosting a high diversity of native grasses and sedges.Historic roots; the property was once owned by descendents of John Endicott, first colonial Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.City of Lowell
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Greater Cape Ann Hiking PathsMA Audubon Society Eastern Point Light HouseLot- freehttp://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/eastern-pointNo known costEastern Point Boulevard (private way) Gloucester, MAShort loop trail through deciduous forest (note that trails may be wet in the spring). The entrance is across from a cul-de-sac named Aileen Terrace. What Eastern Point lacks in space it more than makes up for in views and
wildlife. Located on a peninsula near the historic Eastern Point
Lighthouse, the small sanctuary is a hot spot for butterflies and
seabirds at particular times of the year
City of Salem
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North Shore Animal Sanctuary / Animal VolunteeringMA Audubon Society Ipswich River Sanctuary Lot- paidhttp://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/ipswich-riverYes, check website87 Perkins Row, Topsfield, MA 01983Ipswich River offers 12 miles of trails that invite you to explore the forests, meadows, wetlands, drumlin, and esker. You can also travel down the namesake river, which meanders through the sanctuary, by canoe. Whether exploring by foot or paddle, you will marvel at the diversity of wildlife, especially bird species; the sanctuary is part of the Eastern Essex County Interior Forest Important Bird AreaNorth Shore YMCAs
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North Shore Animal Sanctuary / Animal VolunteeringMA Audubon Society Joppa FlatsLot- freehttp://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/joppa-flats/aboutNo known cost1 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport, MA 01950Excellent year-round wildlife viewing opportunities from the sanctuary grounds and in-door observation areas as well as magnificent views of the lower Merrimack River and Plum Island estuary.
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Greater Cape Ann Water Sports (Kayak, Canoe, etc.)MA Audubon Society Kettle IslandLot- freehttp://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/kettle-islandNo known costManchester-by-the-Sea, MAKettle Island is an uninhabited rocky island located off the coast of Manchester-by-the Sea. Much of the island is vegetated with a dense cover of low trees, shrubs, thorns, and copious amounts of poison ivy. You can view wildlife from small boats and kayaks, but landing on the island is prohibited so as not to disturb this important colony of nesting birdsParking
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North Shore Hiking PathsMA Audubon Society Marblehead NeckLot- freehttp://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/marblehead-neckNo known costRisley Road, Marblehead, MA It’s not uncommon to spot unusual birds at Marblehead Neck, located in the center of a peninsula that extends into Massachusetts Bay. Its swamp, thickets, and woodlands are a haven for migratory birds, especially warblers, during the spring and fall migrations.Lot- free
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North Shore Animal Sanctuary / Animal VolunteeringMA Audubon Society Rough MeadowsLot- freehttp://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/rough-meadows/aboutNo known costPatmos Road, Rowley, MAEncompassing spectacular coastal woodlands, salt marshes, tidal creeks, and salt pannes, Rough Meadows supports an astonishing diversity of wildlife. The sanctuary, managed in collaboration with the Essex County Greenbelt, is part of the Great Marsh ecosystem.Lot- paid
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Greater Lynn Public SwimmingMA Department of Conservation and Recreation Breakheart ReservationLot- paidhttp://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-north/breakheart-reservation.htmlYes, check website177 Forest Street, Saugus, MA 01906$5 day parking. An extensive trail system through the woodlands guides visitors to various areas of the reservation. Fishing in Silver and Pearce Lakes, hiking the trails and birdwatching by the Saugus River are popular year-round activities. The supervised swimming area at Pearce Lake, one of the few fresh- water swimming spots north of Boston, draws crowds in the summer. In addition to its natural resources, the reservation has a rich cultural historStreet
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Boston Metro North Public SwimmingMA Department of Conservation and Recreation Cochituate State Park isLot- paidhttp://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-north/cochituate-state-park.htmlYes, check website43 Commonwealth Rd. Natick, Ma$8 day parking, 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 gain access to the other lakes through channels under roadways. Jet skis are not allowed on the lake.None
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Boston Metro North Hiking / Biking- PathsMA Department of Conservation and Recreation Georgetown Rowley State ForestLot- paidhttp://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-north/georgetown-rowley-state-forest.htmlYes, check website Georgetown Rowley State Forest, Rte. 97, GeorgetownThis 1,112 acre forest offers a variety of year-round activities including horseback riding, hiking, walking, hunting (some restrictions), cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling.unknown
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Greater Cape Ann Hiking PathsMA Department of Conservation and Recreation Halibut Point State ParkLot- paidhttp://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-north/halibut-point-state-park.htmlYes, check website Halibut Point

Gott Avenue
Rockport, MA 01966
$5 day parking. Halibut Point is a uniquely beautiful coastal seascape. Looking seaward on a clear day, the view stretches from Crane Beach in Ipswich to Mount Agamenticus in Maine and the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire.

Formerly the Babson Farm granite quarry, the park is managed for scenic, historic and conservation purposes by the DCR and the Trustees of Reservations. An adjacent property, Sea Rocks, is owned by the Town of Rockport and open for public use. Here you can explore the park's trails and tidepools, picnic on its rocky ledges, enjoy its sweeping views, and learn about Cape Ann's historic granite industry
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Merrimack Valley Public SwimmingMA Department of Conservation and Recreation Harold Parker State ParkingLot- paidhttp://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-north/harold-parker-state-forest.htmlYes, check websiteMiddleton Road, North AndoverBerry Pond (day use area, swimming, picnic area) 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 include hiking, mountain biking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, camping and picnicking. The forest has over 35 miles of logging roads and trails and offers quiet seclusion to off-road hikers and bikers. Non-motorized boating is allowed on any of the 11 ponds. No horse, boat or bike rentals are available at the facility.
Location Fees (non parking)
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Merrimack Valley Other MA Department of Conservation and Recreation Lawrence Heritage State Parkunknown http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-north/lawrence-heritage-state-park.htmlYes, check websiteOne Jackson Street, Lawrence, MA 01840The park offers free band concerts, lectures, drama performances, children’s events, games, sailing lessons, special events and guided tours. The Bread and Roses Festival on Labor Day is an annual highlight. Guided tours are offered by reservation. Assistive listening devices are available.No known cost
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Merrimack Valley Other MA Department of Conservation and Recreation Lowell Heritage State Park Lot- freehttp://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-north/lowell-heritage-state-park.htmlNo known cost

160 Pawtucket Blvd., Lowell, MA 01854
Visitors can participate in activities, including canal rides, and explore exhibits about Lowell's role in America's industrial history presented in conjunction with the Lowell National Historical Park. A Victorian garden in the heart of the downtown area, and over two miles of landscaped esplanade, summer concerts, and swimming and boating in the Merrimack River are additional attractions at this popular park.Yes, check website
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Merrimack Valley Hiking PathsMA Department of Conservation and Recreation Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State ForestLot- freehttp://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-north/lowell-dracut-tyngsboro-state-forest.htmlNo known costTrotting Park Rd., LowellLocated 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 offering hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. Hunting is permitted in season.
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Greater Lynn Other MA Department of Conservation and Recreation Lynn Heritage State ParkLot- freehttp://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-north/lynn-heritage-state-park.htmlNo known cost590 Washington St., LynnThe oceanfront community of Lynn is famous for its shoe manufacturing, for pioneering developments in electronics and for the 19th century reformers who lived there. Exhibits and tours highlight the innovation and industry of Lynn, the turn-of-the-century shoemaking capital of the U.S. Compare the craft and tools of a hand made shoe with a factory made shoe. Experience the struggle of shoe workers during the Strike of 1860. Find out why Lydia Pinkham’s medicinals were known the world over. A boardwalk stroll at the nearby Waterfront Park features an extraordinary mosaic mural on Lynn's history.
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Greater Lynn BeachMA Department of Conservation and Recreation Lynn Shore and Nahant Beach ReservationLot- paidhttp://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-north/lynn-shore-and-nahant-beach-reservation.htmlYes, check website1 Nahant Rd, Nahant, MA 01908Daily Parking Fee, Nahant Beach - $10 MA Vehicle, $20 non-MA Vehicle. An expansive seascape can be viewed from over four miles of waterfront
that is managed under public ownership. A promenade extends along the
two-mile length of the two reservations at the edge of Nahant Bay and is
available year round for activities such as walking, jogging and
bicycling. Vast areas of hard-packed sand are exposed at low tide which
can be accessed at King's Beach and Long Beach on Nahant Bay as well as
near the boat launching area on Lynn Harbor. Other interesting natural
features include a mile-long system of fragile sand dunes parallel to
Long Beach, and tide pools at Red Rock Park that are often filled with
colorful marine plants and animals.
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Boston Metro North Hiking / Biking- PathsMA Department of Conservation and Recreation Middlesex Fells State ReservationLot- freehttp://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-north/middlesex-fells-reservation.htmlNo known cost4 Woodland Rd. Stoneham, MA 02180The extensive trail network is used by hikers, mountain bikers, dog-walkers, runners, skiers and others. Feature trails include the Skyline Trail, Reservoir Trail and Mountain Bike Loop all in the western Fells that circle the Town of Winchester Reservoirs. The Rock Circuit and Crystal Springs trails provide loops in the eastern Fells. The Cross Fells Trail traverses the property.
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North Shore Hiking / Biking- PathsMA Department of Conservation and Recreation Maudslay State Park Lot- paidhttp://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-north/maudslay-state-park.htmlYes, check websiteCurzon Mill Rd., Newburyportaily Parking Fee: $5 MA Vehicle, $10 The former Moseley family estate on the Merrimack River, this park features 19th century gardens and plantings, rolling meadows, towering pines, and one of the largest naturally-occurring stands of mountain laurel in Massachusetts. Most breathtaking are the ornamental trees and masses of azaleas and rhododendrons that bloom in May and June. An exquisite place for walking, biking, horseback riding and informal picnics. Special Use Permits may be obtained for wedding ceremonies and similar programs.
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Greater Lynn BeachMA Department of Conservation and Recreation Revere Beach ReservationStreethttp://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-north/revere-beach-reservation.htmlYes, check websiteRevere Beach Boulevard
Revere
Revere Beach, the oldest public beach in America, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1996. Today, this beach boasts miles of shoreline which welcomes throngs of visitors every summer. Along the boulevard there is a bandstand for summer concerts, a bathhouse and many shade shelters. Revere Beach is very accessible by public transportation which makes it a popular spot for people from all around metro Boston
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Greater Lynn Hiking PathsMA Department of Conservation and Recreation Rumney Marsh PreservationLot- freehttp://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-north/rumney-marsh-reservation.htmlNo known costRumney Marsh Reservation
Saugus, Revere
Open year-round, dawn to dusk. Natural and cultural history walks relating to the area are offered.Rumney Marsh, a 600+ acre reservation, is located within the rich Saugus and Pines River estuary. This expansive saltmarsh provides habitat for an array of wildlife including migratory birds and marine life. The reservation also provides recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing, walking, and bird watching. It is designated as an "Area of Critical Environmental Concern".
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North Shore BeachMA Department of Conservation and Recreation Salisbury Beach ReservationLot- paidhttp://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-north/salisbury-beach-state-reservation.htmlYes, check website Salisbury Beach

Beach Rd. Rte. 1A
Salisbury
Daily parking Fee of $14, Salisbury Beach is one of the state's most popular ocean beaches, stretching 3.8 miles along the Atlantic Ocean. This 521-acre park offers swimming, boating, fishing, and camping Link to the image file. , and is very popular with trailer campers. Facilities include a 484-site campground with renovated bathhouses, an extensive day-use parking lot, three new comfort stations for the beach- going public with boardwalks over the dunes, and a new playground and pavilion area. The facility also has two boat ramps on the Merrimack River at the campground's southern edge.
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North Shore BeachMA Department of Conservation and Recreation Sandy Point State ReservationLot- freehttp://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-north/sandy-point-state-reservation.htmlNo known costParker River Wildlife Refuge Rd., IpswicSandy Point is at the very southern tip of Plum Island, a classic Atlantic Ocean barrier island. The 77-acre park is among the state's most beautiful and popular coastal beaches. It is also an important nesting area for the piping plover, a threatened species, and the least tern, a species of special concern in Massachusetts. Passive recreational activities include walking, beachcombing, fishing and birding. Access is through the abutting Parker River National Wildlife Refuge.
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Boston Metro North BeachMA Department of Conservation and Recreation Winthrop Shore ReservationStreethttp://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-north/winthrop-shore-reservation.htmlNo known cost Winthrop Shore

Winthrop Shore Drive
Winthrop
Today, Winthrop Beach and Short Beach are regarded as centerpieces of the year-round community which has replaced the hotels and cottages of the past, and continue to delight visitors of all ages.
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North Shore Hiking PathsNational Park Services Essex National Heritage Areaunknown https://www.nps.gov/esse/index.htmYes, check website Mailing Address:

10 Federal Street, Suite 12
Salem, MA 01970
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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Greater Lynn Hiking / Biking- PathsLocal City/Regional Private conservation groupLynn WoodsLot- freehttp://www.lynnwoods.org/No known costPenny Brook Road, Lynn, MA Founded in 1881, Lynn Woods Reservation, a 2,200-acre municipal forest park located in Lynn, Massachusetts, is the second largest municipal park in the United States. The City of Lynn’s Department of Public Works, Park Commission and Lynn Water & Sewer Commission share jurisdiction and management of Lynn Woods Reservation. The park encompasses nearly one-fifth of the entire land area of the city and represents a significant natural, watershed and public recreational resource in eastern Massachusetts.
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Merrimack Valley PlaygroundLocal City/Regional Private conservation groupBalardville PlaygroundLot- freeNo known cost168, 164 Andover St, Andover, MA 01810Playstructures for big and little ones
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Greater Salem Other North Shore YMCAsLynch Van Otterloo YMCALot- freehttps://www.northshoreymca.org/schedules?trumbaEmbed=filterview%3DPool#/?i=12No known cost​40 Leggs Hill Road Marblehead, MA 01945, Check out the schedule link for all North Shore YMCA open swim and open gum times! Remember: Children's Friend mentoring passes mean that you can go to ANY north shore YMCA!
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Greater Salem Other North Shore YMCAsSalem YMCALot- freehttps://www.northshoreymca.org/schedules?trumbaEmbed=filterview%3DPool#/?i=3No known costAddress: 1 Sewall St, Salem, MA 01970Check out the schedule link for all North Shore YMCA open swim and open gum times! Remember: Children's Friend mentoring passes mean that you can go to ANY north shore YMCA!
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Greater Cape Ann Other North Shore YMCAsCape Ann YMCAStreethttps://www.northshoreymca.org/schedules?trumbaEmbed=filterview%3DPool#/?i=3No known cost71 Middle St, Gloucester, MA 01930Check out the schedule link for all North Shore YMCA open swim and open gum times! Remember: Children's Friend mentoring passes mean that you can go to ANY north shore YMCA!
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North Shore Other North Shore YMCAsIpswich YMCALot- freehttps://www.northshoreymca.org/schedules?trumbaEmbed=filterview%3DPool#/?i=3No known cost110 County Rd, Ipswich, MA 01938Check out the schedule link for all North Shore YMCA open swim and open gum times! Remember: Children's Friend mentoring passes mean that you can go to ANY north shore YMCA!
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Southern New Hampshire ShoreOther North Shore YMCAsPlaistow Community YMCALot- freehttps://www.northshoreymca.org/locations/plaistow-community-ymca/schedulesNo known cost175 Plaistow Road Plaistow, NH 03865Check out the schedule link for all North Shore YMCA open swim and open gum times! Remember: Children's Friend mentoring passes mean that you can go to ANY north shore YMCA!
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Merrimack Valley Other North Shore YMCAsHaverhill Lot- freehttps://www.northshoreymca.org/schedulesNo known cost81 Winter Street Haverhill, MA 01830Check out the schedule link for all North Shore YMCA open swim and open gum times! Remember: Children's Friend mentoring passes mean that you can go to ANY north shore YMCA!
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North Shore Other North Shore YMCAsSterling CenterLot- freehttps://www.northshoreymca.org/schedulesNo known cost254 Essex Street Beverly, MA 01915Check out the schedule link for all North Shore YMCA open swim and open gum times! Remember: Children's Friend mentoring passes mean that you can go to ANY north shore YMCA!
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North Shore PlaygroundLocal City/Regional Private conservation groupBessie Baker ParkStreethttp://northshorekid.com/directory/bessie-baker-parkNo known cost Cabot Street
Bevelry, MA
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Bessie Baker Park is in the center of a congested neighborhood and is near the downtown area. The park is heavily used by local residents and Little League teams. The field was reconstructed with an irrigation system in 1997. The basketball court was repaved, seal coated and striped in 2000; at this same time, new backboards and standards were also installed. New playground equipment, including a tot-lot and swing set, were installed in the summer of 2008.
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North Shore PlaygroundLocal City/Regional Private conservation group
Heller-Hubis Park
Streethttp://northshorekid.com/directory/heller-hubis-parkNo known cost
Sturtevant Street, Beverly, MA 01915
Also Known as McKay Playground. This neighborhood park has recently received a new play structure funded by neighborhood donations. The one-acre park is a sloping field bordered by streets and homes on two sides.The park is well used all summer, has active community support and is visited by diverse age groups.
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Greater Cape Ann PlaygroundCity of GloucesterStage Fort Park Lot- paidhttps://www.yelp.com/biz/stage-fort-park-and-welcoming-center-gloucester?osq=PlaygroundsNo known cost
24 Hough St, Gloucester MA 01930
Stage Fort Park is a park at Stage Head in Gloucester, Massachusetts. It contains two beaches, a large playground, picnic benches, two baseball fields, a basketball court, a dog park and plenty of room for any weekend activities.
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Greater Cape Ann Hiking / Biking- PathsTrustees of ReservationStage Fort Park Lot- freehttp://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/north-shore/ravenswood-park.htmlNo known cost
481 Western Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930
Ravenswood Park is a nature reserve in the western section of Gloucester, Massachusetts owned and managed by the Trustees of Reservations. It can be accessed from Western Avenue, the road to Manchester through the Magnolia area.
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Greater Cape Ann BeachCity of GloucesterGood Harbor BeachLot- paidhttp://gloucester-ma.gov/index.aspx?NID=299Yes, check website
99 Thatcher Rd, Gloucester, MA 01930
Beach with prime swimming conditions is surrounded by dunes & marshes & has limited parking.
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Greater Cape Ann PlaygroundCity of GloucesterWest Parish Science ParkLot- freehttp://northshorekid.com/directory/west-parish-community-science-parkNo known cost10 Concord St, Gloucester, MA 01930 Learn while you play! Officially opened on the last day of school in 2005, this unique playground in West Gloucester is geared toward learning basic science through play.
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Greater Cape Ann PlaygroundLocal City/Regional Private conservation groupAmesbury Town Park Lot- freehttps://newburyport.macaronikid.com/directory/585962fe4ba41260f754d4ee/amesbury-town-park-playgroundNo known costLion's Mouth Rd., between Friend and Highland Sts., Amesbury, MA 01913This expansive, newly renovated playground forms the heart of Amesbury's park-recreation scene, boasting state-of-the art play equipment and a splashpad in summer. The play equipment offers separate structures for littles and older kids; the kiddie area is geared toward ages 2-5 and the larger structure is appropriate for ages 5-12. Opportunities for climbing are plentiful and varied, including traditional structures and slides plus the more modern "spider web" type. Lots of swing options, too, from baby swings to flat-seat swings to tire swings. In summer, the water taps open for a small but well-designed splashpad (fountain area) for kids to cool off in.
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North Shore PlaygroundLocal City/Regional Private conservation groupPirate Ship Park Lot- freehttps://newburyport.macaronikid.com/directory/585962fe4ba41260f754d4ea/pirate-ship-parkNo known costLittle Neck Rd., Ipswich, MA 01913 modern play structure shaped like a - you guessed it - pirate ship sits atop a padded rubber surface, offering lots of climbing opportunities for the little kids. There's also a cute hippopotamus that small kids can climb into. Across the lush lawn you'll find a bank of swings (flat seat, baby swing, and hard-plastic chair style). The park is circled by a paved path perfect for riding bikes or walking babies and strollers
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North Shore Hiking / Biking- PathsLocal City/Regional Private conservation groupEndicott Park Lot- paidhttps://www.danversma.gov/departments/endicott-park/No known cost 57 Forest Street
Danvers, MA 01923
There is a parking fee on Weekends and Holidays of $1.00 for Danvers resident vehicles and $3.00 Non-resident vehicles. Weekday donations are appreciated.The park’s landscape includes pastoral views, historic farm buildings, orchards, woodlands, and marshes, with a network of trails and gravel roads for stress free exploration of the park. Passive recreation activities for all ages abound, ranging from hiking, fishing, picnicking and enjoying the playground in the warmer months, to sledding, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing in the winter.
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North Shore PlaygroundLocal City/Regional Private conservation groupRand Circle Park Lot- freehttps://www.danversma.gov/visitors/#/maps-1/map/parks-and-playgrounds/details/5506No known costRand Cir, Danvers, MA 01923
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North Shore PlaygroundLocal City/Regional Private conservation group
Putnamville Park
Lot- freehttps://www.danversma.gov/visitors/#/maps-1/map/parks-and-playgrounds/details/5506No known cost11 Wenham Street
Danvers, MA Danvers
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Greater Salem Public SwimmingCity of Salem Forest Riverhttp://www.salem.com/recreation/pages/forest-river-poolYes, check website 5 Broad Street
Salem, MA 01970
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Greater Salem Public SwimmingCity of Salem Winter IslandLot- paidhttp://www.salem.com/winter-island-park/pages/feeYes, check website
50 Winter Island Road, Salem MA 01970
Historic Fort Pickering Lighthouse, picnic area, public beach
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Merrimack Valley Hiking / Biking- PathsLocal City/Regional Private conservation groupConcord River Greenway Lot- paidhttp://bikeitorhikeit.org/concord_river_greenway.htmNo known cost Davidson Street parking lot, Lowell MA Flat, Paved bikeway
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Boston Metro North Hiking / Biking- PathsNational Park Services Minute Man National Historical ParkLot- freehttps://www.nps.gov/mima/index.htmNo known cost174 Liberty Street Concord, MAThe starting point for the American Revolution happened here. Visitors will enjoy tours, exhibits and talks. Sites include the Minute Man statue and the North Bridge, site of the first shot fired in the Revolution.
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Boston Metro North Hiking / Biking- PathsLocal City/Regional Private conservation groupMary Cummings Park and Whispering HIll WoodsLot- freehttp://marycummingspark.org/No known costBlanchard Road, Burlington, MA 01803Adjacent to Mary Cummings Park itself is another 100 acres of protected conservation and recreation land, including a 75-acre parcel known as Whispering Hill, now owned by the City of Woburn and held as public parkland and 25 acres which is part of the Quail Run Conservation land.
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Greater Salem Hiking / Biking- PathsLocal City/Regional Private conservation groupSalem WoodsLot- freehttp://www.salemwoods.org/map.htmNo known cost
Willson St, Salem, MA 01970
The most exciting geography in historic Salem, Massachusetts is the 129 acre Highland Park, the adjoining Thompson's Meadow and the Forest River estuary.
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Boston Metro North Walk / Bike- Paved roadsLocal City/Regional Private conservation groupHorn Pond Recreation CenterLot- freehttps://www.google.com/search?q=Horn+Recreation+Area%2C+Woburn&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#q=Horn+Recreation+Area,+Woburn&rflfq=1&rlha=0&rllag=42467862,-71158219,0&tbm=lcl&rldimm=3598799027091333463&tbs=lrf:!2m1!1e2!3sEAE,lf:1,lf_ui:2No known costArlington Rd, Woburn, MA 0180Scenic area next to a large pond offering outdoor activities such as hiking & biking.
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