Best Fishing in Massachusetts

This list represents the most popular fishing in Massachusetts. Use this list to plan your next Massachusetts fishing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Cape Cod Rail-Trail


Among the most scenic recreation trails in Massachusetts and a favorite with cyclists and day hikers, the Cape Cod Trail provides access to beaches, fresh water ponds, cranberry bogs and wild wetlands…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Harwich, MA - Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running - 26 miles Best Trail in ma - Click to view allBestBirding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. Cape Cod Canal Striper Fishing


At just under 8 miles long, and averaging 600 feet wide, the Cape Cod Canal, which was planned to accommodate vessels drafting less than 30 feet, offers more productive striper spots for its area than…
From the guidebook "Striper Hot Spots"
East Falmouth, MA - Fishing Best Trail in ma - Click to view allBestFishing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#3. Massachusetts Striper Fishing


As the geographic center of the Striper Coast, Massachusetts leads the list of striper states by any measurement you choose. It offers the highest level of striper fishing, because it is most suitably…
From the guidebook "Striper Hot Spots"
Boston, MA - Fishing
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#4. Nantucket Striper Fishing


The tendency to group the offshore islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard is without basis. All similarity ends after addressing the fact that they are both islands. Nantucket is more distinctive,…
From the guidebook "Striper Hot Spots"
Nantucket, MA - Fishing
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#5. Martha's Vineyard Striper Fishing


Of the offshore islands of consequence, each can lay claim to a certain unique quality: Block Island is largely undiscovered; Nantucket is the most charming; the Vineyard celebrates surfcasting with t…
From the guidebook "Striper Hot Spots"
Edgartown, MA - Fishing
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#6. Cliff Pond Trail


This hike follows the contours of the pond and is made slightly more challenging with climbs in and out of the woods. While sauntering under a canopy of trees, enjoy the cooling breezes and views of t…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cape Cod"
Barnstable, MA - Fishing, Hiking - 3.9 miles
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#7. Wheaton Farm Conservation Area


In addition to some good birding opportunities along the wooded edges of a large meadow and some good portions of the trail bed generously carpeted in pine needles, the two ponds on either side of the…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Boston"
Easton, MA - Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Hiking, Snowshoeing - 1.5 miles
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#8. Noanet Woodlands


This 800-acre preserve offers a good mix of passive recreation like fishing in the mill pond for blue gills, summit views of the Boston skyline, and an historic ironwork site. This is all possible due…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Boston"
Dover, MA - Birding, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Snowshoeing - 2.6 miles
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#9. Plum Island State Park: Sandy Point Loop


Walking along dunes and beach, you’ll have scenic ocean and marsh views throughout most of this route. Perhaps the most remarkable feature is that after driving 6 miles down a dirt and gravel road alo…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Boston"
Newburyport, MA - Birding, Fishing, Hiking - 2 miles
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#10. Crane Beach: Dune Loop


Traverse wide-open sandy beaches alongside the surf to the deep sands of Crane Beach’s highest inner dunes. If you can break away from your beach chair and the surf long enough to explore, you’ll be r…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Boston"
Ipswich, MA - Birding, Fishing, Hiking - 5.9 miles
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#11. Coolidge Reservation


Get up close and personal with the North Shore’s ocean front at this route’s two farthest extremities. On one end you’ll have an opportunity to stroll along a seawall and have a wide-open meadow, Ocea…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Boston"
Manchester by the Sea, MA - Birding, Fishing, Hiking, Snowshoeing - 1.5 miles
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#12. World’s End Reservation


It’s easy to see why this area has been dubbed World’s End. Wide carriage roads wind high up through rolling meadows, providing ocean vistas and Boston skyline views. Fredrick Law Olmsted, designer of…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Boston"
Hingham, MA - Birding, Fishing, Hiking, Snowshoeing - 2.5 miles
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#13. Horseneck Beach


Overlooking the wide-open, blue Atlantic Ocean waters on Buzzards Bay, Horseneck Beach not only offers miles of expansive strolling and cool breezes but also plenty of opportunities for swimming and f…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Boston"
Westport, MA - Birding, Fishing, Hiking - 4.4 miles
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#14. Walden Pond State Reservation


Hiking doesn’t get any more straightforward or literary than circling 102-foot-deep Walden Pond in the very steps of Henry David Thoreau. This glacial kettle-hole pond is surrounded by Walden Woods, a…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Boston"
Concord, MA - Birding, Fishing, Hiking, Snowshoeing - 1.8 miles
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#15. Wachusett Reservoir


This loop takes you through some massive pine groves and skirts the shores of the Wachusett Reservoir’s equally expansive waters. Approximately 0.5 mile on this route has you hiking right at the water…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Boston"
Boylston, MA - Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Hiking, Snowshoeing - 1.7 miles
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#16. Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park


Featuring mostly flat walking except for the Goat Hill portion, this route takes you up close to remnants and faint imprints of the Blackstone Canal and River. There are plenty of bird-watching and fi…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Boston"
Northbridge, MA - Birding, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Snowshoeing - 4.8 miles
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#17. Rocky Narrows Preserve


Hike down the shores of the Charles River, starting at a canoe launch before climbing high within a short time up on a granite ridge above the narrows with 50-foottall rock walls on either side of the…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Boston"
Sherborn, MA - Birding, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Snowshoeing - 2.7 miles
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#18. Rocky Woods Reservation


If you’ve brought the family along for this route, you’re in luck! This reservation not only has deep woods hiking but also ponds with easy access points, picnic areas, a volleyball court, horseshoe p…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Boston"
Medfield, MA - Birding, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Snowshoeing - 3 miles
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#19. Noon Hill Reservation


Although you wouldn’t know it based on the remote location, this reservation is situated in historic Medfield. Noon Hill and the surrounding rock ledge are the result of glacial action that carved dep…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Boston"
Medfield, MA - Birding, Fishing, Hiking, Snowshoeing - 1.7 miles
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#20. Blue Hills Reservation: Great Blue Hill


This green-blazed loop encircles the Great Blue Hill section of Blue Hills Reservation lands. Often covering the lesser-traveled stretches, you’ll also experience a spur along the Skyline Trail scramb…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Boston"
Canton, MA - Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Snowshoeing - 3.2 miles
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