Massachusetts has 450,000 Acres of Open Space for Residents & Visitors to Enjoy Year Round

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The Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation (Mass DCR) has over 1/2 million acres of open space throughout the Commonwealth that is open to residents and visitors all year round. The properties range from parks, open space and historic landmarks to beaches, camping groups and trails for hiking or biking.

DCR Commissioner Leo Roy says, “The health and happiness of people across Massachusetts depend on the accessibility and quality of our green infrastructure – our natural resources, recreational facilities, and great historic landscapes. The DCR continues to improve the vital connection between people and the environment.”

See this short video, Find Yourself in a DCR Park.

Among the upcoming activities offered by Mass DCR this winter:

Find information on year round outdoors and recreational opportunities here.

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