Best Fishing in Massachusetts

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  • #1 Cape Cod Rail Trail

    12 Reviews

    Nickerson State Park, MA

    Cape Cod Rail Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. It is within Cape Cod Rail Trail and Nickerson State Park. It is 16.6 miles long and begins at 113 feet altitude. ...
    •  16.6 miles

    Cape Cod Rail Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. It is within Cape Cod Rail Trail and ...

  • #2 Massachusetts Striper Fishing

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    Boston, MA

    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 ...
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    As the geographic center of the Striper Coast, Massachusetts leads the list of striper states by any measurement you choose. ...

  • #3 Nantucket Striper Fishing

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    Nantucket, MA

    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 di ...
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    The tendency to group the offshore islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard is without basis. All similarity ends after ...

  • #4 Martha's Vineyard Striper Fishing

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    Edgartown, MA

    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 ...
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    Of the offshore islands of consequence, each can lay claim to a certain unique quality: Block Island is largely undiscovered; ...

  • #5 Cape Cod Canal Bike Paths

    1 Reviews

    Bourne, MA

    Cape Cod Canal Bike Paths is a hiking and biking trail in Bourne, Massachusetts. It is 5.7 miles long and begins at 16 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.4 miles with a total elevation ...
    •  5.7 miles

    Cape Cod Canal Bike Paths is a hiking and biking trail in Bourne, Massachusetts. It is 5.7 miles long and begins at 16 feet ...

  • #6 Wheaton Farm Conservation Area

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    Easton, MA

    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 ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.5 miles
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    In addition to some good birding opportunities along the wooded edges of a large meadow and some good portions of the trail ...

  • #7 Crane Beach: Dune Loop

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    Ipswich, MA

    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 ...
    •  3 hours
    •  5.9 miles
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    Traverse wide-open sandy beaches alongside the surf to the deep sands of Crane Beach’s highest inner dunes. If you can break ...

  • #8 Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park

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    Northbridge, MA

    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 ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  4.8 miles
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    Featuring mostly flat walking except for the Goat Hill portion, this route takes you up close to remnants and faint imprints ...

  • #9 Horseneck Beach

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    Westport, MA

    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 ...
    •  2 hours
    •  4.4 miles
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    Overlooking the wide-open, blue Atlantic Ocean waters on Buzzards Bay, Horseneck Beach not only offers miles of expansive ...

  • #10 Coolidge Reservation

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    Manchester by the Sea, MA

    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, ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  1.5 miles
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    Get up close and personal with the North Shore’s ocean front at this route’s two farthest extremities. On one end you’ll ...

  • #11 Wachusett Reservoir

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    Boylston, MA

    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 ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  1.7 miles
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    This loop takes you through some massive pine groves and skirts the shores of the Wachusett Reservoir’s equally expansive ...

  • #12 Freetown–Fall River State Forest

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    Assonet, MA

    While hiking this extensive loop on wooded access roads, you’ll pass a large quarry with cliff views from atop. The route crosses Rattlesnake Brook, part of the Taunton watershed, twice along ...
    •  2 hours
    •  3 miles
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    While hiking this extensive loop on wooded access roads, you’ll pass a large quarry with cliff views from atop. The route ...

  • #13 Blue Hills Reservation: Ponkapoag Pond

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    Canton, MA

    Another hike within the vast Blue Hills Reservation land, this is a route of interesting extremes. On one end of Ponkapoag Pond is an Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) encampment, while on the ...
    •  2 hours
    •  4.4 miles
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    Another hike within the vast Blue Hills Reservation land, this is a route of interesting extremes. On one end of Ponkapoag ...

  • #14 Blue Hills Reservation: Great Blue Hill

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    Canton, MA

    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 ...
    •  2 hours
    •  3.2 miles
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    This green-blazed loop encircles the Great Blue Hill section of Blue Hills Reservation lands. Often covering the lesser-traveled ...

  • #15 Noanet Woodlands

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    Dover, MA

    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 ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.6 miles
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    This 800-acre preserve offers a good mix of passive recreation like fishing in the mill pond for blue gills, summit views ...

  • #16 Noon Hill Reservation

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    Medfield, MA

    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 ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  1.7 miles
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    Although you wouldn’t know it based on the remote location, this reservation is situated in historic Medfield. Noon Hill ...

  • #17 Walden Pond State Reservation

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    Concord, MA

    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 ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  1.8 miles
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    Hiking doesn’t get any more straightforward or literary than circling 102-foot-deep Walden Pond in the very steps of Henry ...

  • #18 Rocky Narrows Preserve

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    Sherborn, MA

    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 ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.7 miles
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    Hike down the shores of the Charles River, starting at a canoe launch before climbing high within a short time up on a granite ...

  • #19 World’s End Reservation

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    Hingham, MA

    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 ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.5 miles
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    It’s easy to see why this area has been dubbed World’s End. Wide carriage roads wind high up through rolling meadows, providing ...

  • #20 Rocky Woods Reservation

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    Medfield, MA

    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 ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3 miles
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    If you’ve brought the family along for this route, you’re in luck! This reservation not only has deep woods hiking but also ...