Camping in Massachusetts

Close your eyes and picture the New England countryside. All set? Chances are you’ve conjured up an image of Massachusetts. Somewhere in Mass.—because this smallish state (the country’s 7th smallest, to be precise) is surprisingly diverse in its sights, packing an intriguing blend of natural beauty and rural colonial charm. With 450,000 acres of protected land, waterways and historical sites, the Massachusetts park system is one of the largest in the U.S. Beyond that, even more acreage is protected by organizations like the Trustees of Reservations, making for some stellar camping and glamping opportunities. From the windswept beaches of Cape Cod to the rolling green hills of the Berkshires to the eclectic lands of Pioneer Valley, there’s an outdoor playground—and a Tentrr site—for all tastes in this state.

Camping in Massachusetts has gotten so popular that it is now among the most common vacation activities for families. Moving toward more seasonal destinations, campers can enjoy many recreational opportunities including state park campgrounds, state forest campgrounds, and remote tent campsites, all within a couple of hours drive from Boston. This enables campers to enjoy the great outdoors, while still being nearby cities like Worcester, Springfield, and Pittsfield.

Camping in Massachusetts is most ideal from mid-May to late October, when temperatures are pleasant and wildflowers bloom. Although tent camping is more common at this time, there are a number of options for those who prefer to camp in wide open spaces. Some of the most popular camping regions in Massachusetts include the Berkshires, where visitors can hike miles upon miles of beautiful trail while enjoying the majestic mountain views; Cape Cod, which features hiking trails, beach camping, and picnic areas by the water; and Pioneer Valley, which offers secluded sites and scenic views of the nearby forests. Other popular camping destinations in Massachusetts include Central Mass and Eastern Mass.

For a truly memorable camping experience consider staying at a Tentrr campsite.

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