The U.S. National Park Service preserves 58 national parks, 390 parks, historic sites, memorials, and recreation areas that attract nearly 300 million visitors every year. Our U.S. national parks are repositories of the nation’s biological diversity and contain some of the last ecosystem remnants that are found nowhere else in the world. Explore US Parks Online

Shenandoah National Park is a beautiful, historic national treasure which includes the 105-mile long Skyline Drive, a National Scenic Byway. The Park covers the crest of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains for over seventy-five miles. The Appalachian Trail roughly parallels the Skyline Drive and 101 miles of this trail run through the Park. (more…)

Massachusettes National and State Parks and Recreation

Massachusettes has no national parks, but it has 29 State Parks, 78 State Forests, 1 State Fish Hatchery, 4 State Wildlife Management Areas, 4 National Historic Sites, 2 National Historic Parks, 4 National Wildlife Refuges, 1 National Seashore, and 1 Wilderness Area.



State Parks

State Forests

State Fish Hatchery

State Wildlife Management Areas

National Historic Sites

National Historic Parks

National Wildlife Refuges

  • Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Massasoit National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Nantucket National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Nomans Land Island National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Parker River National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge  
  • Thacher Island National Wildlife Refuge

National Seashore

Massachusettes Wilderness Areas

There is one wilderness area in the state of Massachusetts.

  • Monomoy Wilderness